August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, Saint Charles

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August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area is a 6,987-acre (28.28 km2) conservation area that is owned and managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Located in St. Charles County, Missouri, the land was purchased by the Department of Conservation with help from Alice Busch, the wife of August Anheuser Busch, Sr., in 1947 from the U.S. Government.
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  • This free conservation area amid a growing suburban area offers a easy access to pond, wildlife, fishing, and hiking. Although the fishing is never as productive as one would hope, it is still a...  more »
  • Went fishing in their lake. Didn't catch anything but it was fun watching the geese and other wildlife.  more »
  • Beautiful public space. I just went last week and always see unexpected things of nature. This time I saw a least 4 blue birds, a black snake crossing the white gravel road, and a heron. Simply an amazing experience!
  • Always good fishing, 33+ lakes and ponds. Been going there since I was a kid, and now take my kids there. There is a bait shop there where you can get license and snacks. Great place.

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