Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is in north St. Louis County at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. To reach the area, go north approximately 2.8 miles from the I-270 Riverview Drive exit. Riverview Drive becomes Columbia Bottom Road at its intersection with Larimore Road.
Wednesday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is closed from one half hour after sunset until one half hour before sunrise daily except for authorized hunting and fishing activities and launching and landing boats.
To reach the area, go north approximately 2.8 miles from the I-270 Riverview Drive exit. Riverview Drive becomes Columbia Bottom Road at its intersection with Larimore Road.
Rules and Regulations
- Bicycles are allowed only on roads open to vehicles and designated trails. Bicycles are not permitted on service roads or the River’s Edge Trail. Madison Ferry Trail is open only from April 1 through August 31.
- No free running pets.
- Dogs must be leashed or otherwise confined when not being trained or used for authorized hunting.
- Motor vehicles are restricted to the area parking lots and roadways.
- Target shooting, fireworks and open fires are prohibited.
- Horseback riding is allowed only on the Madison Ferry Trail and from April 1 through August 31.
- Hunting is permitted only during managed hunts or by holders of a valid daily tag.
- Fishing is permitted in the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers by statewide regulations.
- Trapping of furbearers allowed only with a special use permit.