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Meramec State Park

115 Meramec Park Dr., Sullivan, MO
573-468-6072
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Sullivan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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
1 review
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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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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Meramec State Park was a wonderful place to stay. Our site was wooded, paved and very close to the river. The campground hosts were very friendly and helpful. They made a real effort to make us feel very welcome. The area is wooded with rolling hills. Deer grazed in the grassy fields. Very pleasant place to stay. Would definately stay... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's interesting making your way to the head of the Meramec River -- and viewing different stages of the fish hatchery which is part of it.

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