East of
Spanish Lake, MO
Columbia Bottoms Conservation Area
Closest Bridge: I-270 Bridge
Ramp Location: Right Bank
GPS: 38° 4927.82 N
90° 0948.73 W
Mile Marker: 3.6

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From I-270:
If traveling from the east, cross the New Chain of Rocks Bridge and take the first exit at Riverview Drive. Take a right driving north on Riverview Drive, then take a right onto Upper Columbia Bottom Drive. Travel 1.6 miles and you will see the boat ramp.

If traveling from the west, take the last exit before the Missouri River at Riverview Drive. At the exit, take a left and head north on Riverview Drive until you get to Upper Columbia Bottom Drive, then take a right. Travel 1.6 miles and you will see the boat ramp.

From North on Hwy. 67: Take Hwy. 67 south over the Lewis Bridge until you reach Parker Road Exit. At end of Exit ramp, make a left on Parker Road. Approximately .9 mile later you need to make a left onto Bellfontaine at the "T" in the roadway. Bellfontaine will be to the left and Parker is to the right. You will travel only a short distance, .12 mile on Bellfontaine until you reach Spanish Pond Road, then take a right. Follow Spanish Pond Road until the road forks. Take the right hand fork. This road is now Strodtman Road. Continue on for approx .8 miles and take a left onto Columbia Bottom Road. This will take you directly to the boat ramp.

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Public Boat Ramp: Concrete, well maintained, extra wide.

Current: Easily managed due to angle of ramp.

Docking: None.

Parking: Free vehicle with trailer parking available, 40 extended spaces on paved lot with additional single spaces for car parking.

Fueling: None

Restroom: Yes

General Comments: This is a fantastic conservation area which includes over 4,300 acres. There is managed hunting allowed, a boat ramp for river activities, paved walking or biking trails, viewing platforms overlooking the confluence of the Missouri and the Mississippi Rivers and a Visitors Center. Visitor Center is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Open Wednesday through Friday 8am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm.

Click Here for Missouri Department of Conservation Page for this area for more details and contact information.

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