Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area is located 10 miles north of Ste. Genevieve along the Mississippi River and Establishment Creek. A paved trail ends at a disabled accessible viewing platform which provides a panoramic view of the river bottom lands and waterways. In the winter, eagles may soar by or be roosting in trees along the river.
Continue on the one mile trail that loops through this rugged 1,740 acre area overlooking steep bluffs and winding through the woods. Bear to the right when you get to the bottom of the hill. Walk away from the bench toward the creek bed and curve to the right to find the trail “stepping” up the hill. This will take you back to the paved path.
Other facilities available at this conservation area include a skeet range, an archery range, and a rugged camping area with no facilities.
Directions: Take Highway 61 to Route V and go east 1 mile. Then turn left onto Magnolia Hollow Road and continue until it dead ends at a parking area in Magnolia Hollow.
Mary Elise Reservations and Information:
Magnolia Hollow Dr, Sainte Genevieve, Missouri 63670, United States
A disabled accessible paved trail and viewing platform are available for observing the Mississippi River and Establishment Creek bottoms. Other trails may be hilly with steep drop-offs.
Eco Friendly Notes
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.
A man-made lake is available for fishing.