Activities

Take a two-wheel excursion through the Gateway City on one of our many biking trails. Journey underground and discover buried treasure at Meramec Caverns. Set up camp at one of Missouri's beautiful state parks and choose from a variety of al fresco activities ranging from fishing and hiking to swimming, horseback riding and much more!

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

801 Strodtman Rd.
St. Louis , MO 63138

North of I-270 and Riverview Dr., 4,300-acre conservation area at the confluence of America's great rivers - the Missouri and Mississippi. Hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, bird watching. Reservations required for Naturalist Lead Programs.

Hours:
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is closed from one half hour after sunset until one half hour before sunrise daily except for authourized hunting and fishing activities and launching and landing boats. Visitors Center open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed.-Fri. Phone: (314) 877-6014

Directions

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.

Creve Coeur Park

2348 Creve Coeur Mill Rd.
Maryland Heights , MO 63146

Non-gasoline boats permitted on 320-acre lake. Wildlife areas located along south and west shores. Frisbee, golf course, picnic shelters, archery fields and much more. FREE.

Hours:
8 a.m. to one half hour past official sunset. Phone: (314) 615-4386

Great Rivers Greenway

6174A Delmar in The Loop
St. Louis , MO 63112

Phone: (314) 436-7009
Public Email: info@grgstl.org

Great Rivers Greenway has completed more than 104 miles of off-street greenway trails and 84 miles of on-street biking pathways since 2000. With a total vision of more than 600 miles of greenways, and ADA-accessible bike and pedestrian trails connecting the St. Louis region, GRG is working to make the area a better place by connecting communities, connecting people with nature, promoting physical activity and providing an infrastructure for bicycle and pedestrian transportation. Completed projects can be found in St. Louis City and County, and St. Charles County. To find a greenway, as well as trailheads and parking information, visit www.grgstl.org.

Edward "Ted" and Pat Jones-Confluence Point State

Park

1000 Riverlands Way
West Alton , MO 63386

Phone: (636) 899-1135
Toll-Free: (800) 334-6946

Located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, this 1,118-acre park on the river bottomland offers a path to the confluence and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Basic services. FREE

Lone Elk Park

One Lone Elk Park Rd.
St. Louis , MO 63088 Hours:
Daily, 8 a.m.-half hour past sunset. Phone: (314) 615-5000

A 546-acre wildlife trail area with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer.

Missouri State Parks

P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City , MO 65102 Get Connected:

Hours:
State parks normally open sunrise to sunset. Phone: (800) 334-6946
Toll-Free: (800) 334-6946
Public Email: moparks@dnr.mo.gov

State parks and historic sites provide outstanding opportunities to camp, hike, picnic, swim, fish and relive Missouri history. FREE.

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

11715 Cragwold Rd.
St. Louis , MO 63122 Hours:
Building open daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sun. and Mon. Phone: (314) 301-1500

Three woodland trails on 112 acres. Nature Center features exhibits, wildlife viewing area and gift shop. Closed Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

Rockwoods Reservation

2751 Glencoe Rd.
Wildwood , MO 63038 Hours:
Visitor center open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Phone: (636) 458-2236

Offering 1,843 acres of rugged forest with springs and streams. Trails, picnic areas and education center with exhibits and classroom. Building is handicap-accessible.

Route 66 State Park

I-44 and Lewis Rd. Exit 266
Eureka , MO 63025 Hours:
Visitor Center, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Park, 7 a.m. - sunset. Phone: (636) 938-7198
Toll-Free: (800) 334-6946
Public Email: moparks@dnr.mo.gov

A 419-acre park with multi-use trails located on old Route 66. Museum features Route 66 memorabilia. Gift shop. Picnic areas. Boat ramp provides access to the Meramec River. FREE.

Steinberg Rink

Forest Park
400 Jefferson Dr.
St. Louis , MO 63110 Hours:
Nov.-Mar.: Sun.-Thur., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight Phone: (314) 367-7465

Ice skating Nov.-Mar., plus summer activities. Skate rental. Summer sand volleyball league. Hours vary by season.

Trout Lodge

13528 State Hwy. AA
Potosi , MO 63664 Hours:
Year-round Phone: (314) 241-9622
Toll-Free: (888) FUN-YMCA
Public Email: familyreservations@ymcastlouis.org

A premiere family getaway nestled among 5,000 wooded acres with a 360 acre private lake only 90 minutes south of St. Louis. Close to a golf course, wineries and a bison ranch, this adventure destination is truly an oasis away from the hustle and bustle where families can spend time reconnecting, rejuvenating and relaxing. Featuring a climbing tower, zip line, golf, swimming/boating/other waterfront activities, arts & crafts, archery, riflery, mini-golf, family-themed weeks and weekends, and much more. Day passes and overnight reservations available.

George Winter Park

Address: 401 Allen Rd.
Fenton , MO 63026 Phone: (636) 343-6088

A 125-acre park along the Meramec River with boat launching facilities, fishing, trails, picnic sites and shelters. FREE.

Aquaport at Maryland Heights Centre

Address: 2344 McKelvey Rd.
Maryland Heights , MO 63043

Hours:
Open Memorial Day - Labor Day; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Phone: (314) 738-2599

Extreme Bowl, rapids ride, five slides, lazy river, zero entry pool, kiddie pool, racer slides. Memorial Day - Labor Day. $15 adults; $10 youth; free parking.

 


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