Park Trail Wildlife Bangert Island is an island in the Missouri River just south of the Blanchette Bridge.Guests may enter the 160-acre park from the Katy Trail entrance along Old South River Road in St. Charles and then cross a slough that connects Bangert Island to the mainland. While using the park's 4 miles of natural surface trail for hiking or mountain biking, guests may encounter white-tailed deer, turkey, raccoons, opossums, and a variety of songbirds. A typical wooded Missouri River island, the land features cottonwood, sycamore, box elder, silver maple, and black willow trees. In addition to bird-watching, hiking, bicycling, and photography, park guests may also fish along the banks of the Missouri River that flows below the park - although state fishing regulations apply and hunting is prohibited.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset throughout the year. However, the park may be closed during high river levels if the trail access is blocked by high water. For information on the status of Bangert Island, guests may call the park info hotline at 636-707-0011.
To avoid extensive damage, trails may be open to foot traffic only during freeze/thaw conditions. Please read more about the negative effects freeze/thaw conditionshave on natural-surface trails.