Weldon Spring Conservation Area

About this Area

For more information call
(636) 441-4554
Total Acres
8397.8

Hikers and mountain bikers should delight in what Weldon Spring Conservation area has to offer. The Lewis and Clark Trail affords hikers either a five-mile or eight-mile loop, either which involves a few challenging hills and superb overlooks of the Missouri River. An intermittent stream and nice assortment of both ridgetop and bottomland environments make for a varied experience. The 10-mile Lost Valley trail invites hikers and mountain bikers for a more extended journey. There are also connectors to the Katy Trail. Boaters have a large boat ramp that puts them into the Missouri River for tremendous big river fishing. Both Fire and Prairie Lakes give anglers a good chance at catfish, crappie, sunfish, black bass, and white bass.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Fishing
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish,
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass
  • Hunting
    • Deer,
    • Turkey,
    • Dove,
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel
  • Bird Watching
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Managed Hunts
    • Turkey
  • Trails
    • Biking,
    • Hiking
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Natural AreaNatural Area
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • Hike / Bike TrailHike / Bike Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - UnimprovedMDC Road - Unimproved
  • Dove FieldDove Field

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Directions
Accessible from several parking areas along Highway 94, south of Interstate 64.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information