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Montauk State Park

Address: 345 Co. Rd. 6670, Salem, MO 65560
Phone Number: 573-548-2201
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Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Salem
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Wet a line at one of the Midwest’s premier trout-fishing destinations at Montauk State Park...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Wet a line at one of the Midwest’s premier trout-fishing destinations at Montauk State Park. Located an easy ride from St. Louis, the park’s waters are stocked each night from an on-site hatchery. Want more than day of fishing? Stay overnight at the park’s motel, campground or cabins. Want to do something other than fish? Montauk State Park’s hiking trails will take you in and around the scenic Pigeon Creek basin.
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Columbia, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I hadn't been to Montauk for years and went down for a day of catch and release trout fishing in January, 2015. The setting was beautiful. I caught several good fish and saw several bald eagles. And...I had a great lunch at the café. Although we were just down for the day, I drove through the camp grounds and was... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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211 reviews 211 reviews
39 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Went there to let the kids blow some steam off - once we got them away from the folks who were actually trying to fish... things improved all around. :) Great, clean facilities - playgrounds for the kids, friendly folks at the store/lodge/restaurant, and the kids were just amazed when they got to see the trout in the hatchery getting... More 

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Bolivar, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stopped in at Montauk State Park a couple of times again this past weekend. It's the weekend before Halloween, so they were having their Haunted Grist Mill - Voices from the Past. The old grist mill was "haunted" by non-scarey ghosts that told the history and original operation of the mill and surrounding developments. They had three scheduled appearances... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Usually go twice a year. Once in March and again in October. Always a good experience. Facilities are good and relatively clean. I tent camp and the park is in excellent condition for this. Can get crowded on the river in some areas at times especially near the horn time. Have never hiked in the park, but have visited the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have always appreciated Missouri's many beautiful state parks and Montauk is certainly one of the good ones....especially if you like to fish. This well-stocked river (the Current River) and the well marked and maintained hiking trails are the primary attraction for me. We camped in travel trailer in Loop 4, which had wonderfully-spaced and level sites. The fire pit... More 

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Branson West, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It has so much room and so many different types areas to fish. LOVE this place. Roaring River state park is 45 minutes from me. This park is 3 hours But well worth the drive. !! If you love to trout fish and want different types of waters this is the place for you. I rented what I thought was... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As a solo cyclist I arrived there in thunder and lightening to be greeted by the bubbly and helpful Katy Holmer. She acceded to my request to put my little tent in the Picnic Shelter area and gave me directions and site information...plus a map of Missouri! The site has a useful General Store (Lodge) and wi-fi. Got a good... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The park is spread out and very pretty. There is camping or a room at the lodge. The lodge has a restaurant and also a cafe area for quick snacks. The ice cream cones are hand dipped. There are cabins availabe as well. The trout fishing is pretty good. It was very crowded the weekend we were there. The camping... More 

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Salem, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Like to fish, think hiking is the thing, or do you just like to hang out? Montauk is your place. For one thing it is a great place to try out your skills as a trout fisherman or woman. You can also see how the trout are managed on the fishery side. The kids love to feed them. The Park... More 

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Keosauqua, Iowa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Four of us had the Chicken & Dumbling special...had virtually no chicken in it (a few shreds, all together about 1/2 of the size of a AAA battery) and the dumblings tasted like paste. The salad bar was the only thing worth eating. What's with this place? Don't they care? The breakfasts are okay, but the dinners are terrible (unless... More 

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