Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

To comply with recently-issued St. Louis County COVID-19 guidelines, Powder Valley will be CLOSED to the public as of Thursday, November 19 until further notice.

The office will continue to take calls and GIFT SHOP SALES will be available by phone (314-301-1500) using a credit card. Once the order is made, it will be available for pick up in the vestibule of the nature center. This service is available Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The nature center's trails remain OPEN daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Although pets are part of the family, they are not allowed at Powder Valley. Our staff would be happy to assist you in finding other opportunities to enjoy time with your pet.

About this Area

For more information call
(314) 301-1500
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Pay attention because it may not be immediately apparent with everything going on in the area, but Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is an educational nature oasis in the middle of Kirkwood. Its nestled within 112 acres of oak hickory forest in a quiet corner of a busy urban world. The area has three trails, all of them paved, and one that offers interpretive signage and is disabled accessible. Powder Valley has something for nature lovers both indoors and out, and for all seasons. It's nature center, full service gift shop, and innovative educational exhibits including an aquarium offer something all year round. MDC naturalists conduct regular programs and classes to help those of every age discover the wonders of nature.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Tours
  • Trails
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • MDC OfficeMDC Office
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ImprovedMDC Road - Improved

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Building Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Veterans Day
Washington's Birthday
Thanksgiving Day
Truman Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Memorial Day
Lincoln Day
Labor Day
Independence Day
Columbus Day
Christmas Day
On I-44, take the S. Lindbergh Boulevard exit south 0.50 mile, then Watson Road west, then Geyer Road north to Cragwold Road. Turn west on Cragwold and watch for signs.
Area Regulations

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