Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area

Driving Directions

From Bloomsdale, take Highway 61 south, then Route V east 1 mile, then White Sands County Gravel Road north to the area.

Highlights

This is a forest area with some old fields. Facilities/features: skeet range, archery range, and a permanent stream (Establishment Creek).

About This Area

Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area is in Ste. Genevieve County, 10 miles north of Ste. Genevieve along the Mississippi River.

This rugged 1,740-acre area is bordered by Establishment Creek and Schmidt's Island, along-side the Mississippi River. The area features steep bluffs and scenic river views. Eagles are commonly sighted along the river.

The forest at Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area is diverse, ranging from mixed hardwoods to cedar glades. Magnolia Hollow, itself, is a deep draw, containing a wide variety of trees, shrubs, herbs and wildflowers, including begonia orchids.

Wildlife management practices in forest include creating watering ponds, planting fields to serve as food sources for animals, and harvesting timber, which provides improved forage and cover for wildlife.

Management of Magnolia Hollow and Establishment Creek corridors is minimal and is designed to protect the steep and sensitive watersheds.

A disabled accessible viewing platform is available for observing the Mississippi River and Establishment Creek bottoms.

General Information

Southeast

Sainte Genevieve

573-290-5730

Owned by MDC

  • Open the Upper Mississippi Basin site and check levels on the St. Louis gauge. At 35 feet water is on the White Sands Road. At 28 feet, water is up in Magnolia Hollow itself.
  • GPS Coordiantes N38*02.365', W090*08.743'

Activities
Activity
(Activity Explanations)
Comments
(Population Definition)
Bicycling  Bicycles are allowed on all open roads and service roads. 
Bird Watching  Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Camping - Individual Campsites  Primitive camping area with fire grates.  
Camping - Primitive Area  No amenities provided. 
Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack  Seasonal closures may apply. 
Hiking   
Hunting-Deer Good population. Four point restriction applies. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet.  
Hunting-Dove Fair population.  
Hunting-Rabbit Fair population.  
Hunting-Squirrel Good population.  
Hunting-Turkey Good population. Annual Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet and annual Spring Turkey Hunting Information booklet.  

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Camping Area - Individual Campsites   Designated camping area with fire rings.  
Other Archery static range  Archery static range.  
OtheraccessibleShotgun range  See shooting ranges link for details.  
Parking Lotaccessible   
Picnic Tableaccessible   
Viewing Deck/Toweraccessible   

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Features
Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Designated Natural Area Brickey Hills NA 221.00 acres Natural areas provides additional information.  
Stream - Permanent Establishment Creek 2.00 miles Steep banks make access extremely difficult. Accessing the stream from the Area is not recommended. 

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Savanna 12.00  
Forest and Woodland 1653.20  
Old Field 75.00  
Total Area Acres:1751.25 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Disabled-Accessible accessibleDisabled-Accessible Trail 0.30 
Hiking trail Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 1.10 

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Shooting Range General Information

90*8'42.9

38*2'21.5

n/a

Unstaffed

Varies

1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted

Click Shooting Ranges for more information.

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