Columbia Bottom Conservation Area has a number of features that visitors can take advantage. Bicyclists and walkers can use an accessible five-mile limestone biking trail and there is an additional three-mile hiking trail runs parallel to the Missouri River. Activities at the site include bird watching, educational programs, canoeing or kayaking, and participating in managed hunts. An accessible boat ramp and an accessible fishing pier are located on the Missouri River. A unique feature of the area is a viewing deck at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. The Howard and Joyce Wood Education and Visitor Center, created from a renovated barn, houses many natural history exhibits and is staffed by park rangers that hand out helpful information. An auto tour visits eight discovery stations that help visitors explore the different habitats of Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. Each of the discovery stations has accessible parking and children can pick up an exploration booklet at the Visitor Center with activities for each station.
Admission is free and pets are permitted on a leash.