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Meramec State Park

115 Meramec Park Dr., Sullivan, MO
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Sullivan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Rogers, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is beautiful!! It is $5 admission which goes to the upkeep and the hatchery. The spring is amazing and there are many areas with fish that kids can feed for 25 cents. Lots of picnic areas and even camping. The trout fishing is very good. You can fish close to the park or wander down the wider parts... More

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Marion, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great attraction for the family. Very pretty to photograph. If you like to camp, there is a camping site that looks very clean and appealing. Plan to visit the shops after the tour. There is a homemade fudge shop and the fudge is great! Also, you can pan for semi-precious stones at the mine shop. A very enjoyable time for... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I regretted not being equipped to camp at the State Park when I visited the caverns. I thought the wooded areas were very pretty, and the river is both beautiful and exciting. The scenery is unlike anything else in the country. There is a motel on site that is privately owned, were you might stay if you don't wish to... More

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Waterloo, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you find yourself in or near Sullivan , Missouri in the beautiful Missouri Ozark Mountains a day hiking Meramec State Park is time well spent. The trails are rated from easy to moderate in difficulty and moderate means some uphill climbs on shifting gravel. Plenty of great views of the Meramec River. Ample opportunity to see wildlife: deer, geese,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Had a wonderful day hike above the river on the blue blazed trail. Afterwards, we stopped by the park store and dining hall, bought a few items and got to talking to the staff. One lady lived about a mile from us in St. Louis several years ago. Small world. That said, we talked about the campgrounds and cabins on... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Day trip with the family. Pretty drive in the fall. Enjoyed time with the family, not exactly my favorite day trip, I could see campers enjoying a weekend there to use the river, but as ours was a day trip we just toured the cave. I t brings geology to life for anyone interested and gives you a sense of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We visited Meramec State Park in mid- to late-October 2013. The fall colors were gorgeous! We started out in the morning on the Natural Wonders Trail. No one was on the trail with us. We saw a deer on the trail and also squirrels and chipmunks. We also hiked the Bluff View Trail and Deer Hollow Trail. Again we spotted... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Campground We camped in two of their primitive areas on a Friday night, getting there around 7:00 pm after work. Like many state parks in the area, we were required to either buy or bring in our own wood (due to some infestation of a wood beetle). This was slightly an annoyance, because of all the deadfall I saw on... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A weekday float is wonderful! The woman in the office where you check-in to float was very nice and accommodating. The only problem was that they were not prepared to have more than a few people on a Friday before a holiday weekend and we had to wait well beyond our departure time for a bus and driver. I also... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I will start off by saying what I enjoyed and then go to what caused me and many others to be unhappy. The park is big and beautiful. You can swim,fish and boat,but if you want to camp, I would suggest going some place else. The store employees were sociable and nice,but if you want wood it will cost you... More

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