Things to Do

August A. Busch Conservation Area and Nature Center

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Nearly 7,000 acres of outdoor recreation; more than 30 lakes; several hiking trails, including a three-mile trail for hiking and biking; a full-service rifle, pistol, trap and skeet range (Fri.-Mon, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Tue., 2 p.m.-8 p.m., for a fee); and a field archery range. Missouri hunting seasons and regulations apply.

The visitor center features educational displays and naturalist-led programs in aquatic and forest ecology, reptiles, birds and trees. (Programs require reservations.) Picnic facilities include barbecue grills, benches and a covered pavilion.

From I-64; south on Route 94, west on Route D 1.5 miles. Closed holidays and Thanksgiving weekend.

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2360 Route D
St. Charles, MO 63304

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Pet Policy
Pets On Leash Allowed
Rental Items Available On-site
Boat Rental
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages