Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

St Louis

Marvel at the place where two of the world's great rivers, the Missouri and the Mississippi, meet. Unfortunately an industrial park on the far side of the Mississippi mucks up a bit of the majesty, but you can still view the turbulent waters once paddled by explorers Lewis and Clark and enjoy the natural beauty of this 4318-acre preserve, located 2.5 miles north of I-270 exit 34. Great for hiking, biking and kayaking.