4,256-acre Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is a preserve located on the south side of the Missouri River at its confluence with the Mississippi River. Annually they plant Sunflower fields for residents to explore and photograph. In the photo is an observation deck that makes an interesting addition to the photo.
Columbia Bottom is for those who love wide, open spaces. It’s located in a floodplain at the Confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, the two largest in North America. The area features a paved, level hiking and biking trail that partially traverses the area with an out-and-back path. The trail, and much of the Columbia Bottom Area itself, has been reshaped by the dynamic forces of nature through recurring flooding. A boat ramp enables boaters and anglers to put in to the Missouri River, and a separate access gets paddlers onto the Mississippi.
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