Jump to Rockwoods’ Conservation Atlas record for full details, including directions, permitted activities, map, brochure, and complete regulations.

Area Information

  • Enjoy our trails, demonstration areas, and conservation education center in western St. Louis County.


  • The area’s education center is typically open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday and all state holidays).
  • The area itself is open every day from sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, unless posted otherwise.
  • Call the area if you're uncertain whether the area is open. Find the phone number under Address Information to the right of this page.


  • See View Map under Address Information to the right of this page.

Fun to see, do, and learn

Facility and exhibits

  • Education center with exhibits and information about Missouri’s forests, fish, and wildlife, and history of Rockwoods
  • Pavilion and picnic tables
  • Wildlife-viewing blind

Programs and events

  • Programs are available by advance registration for school field trips and other organized groups. Call the area to schedule a group program. Find the phone number in Address Information to the right of this page.
  • For programs open to the public, check Events to the right of this page.


  • More than 12 miles of hiking trails, including a .10-mile disabled-accessible wildlife-habitat trail


Take your class to Busch Memorial Conservation Area, Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, Forest Park or Rockwoods Reservation.

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Looking for a field trip destination in the St. Louis area? Use this guide to plan your next field trip to August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, Rockwoods Reservation, Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, or Forest Park.

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