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m71fland wrote a review Nov 2018
Saint Charles, Missouri79 contributions27 helpful votes
At the end of Highway A in Perry County, you will come to a sign for the Tower Rock Conservation Area. Then you take a mostly unimproved road for a half-mile, cross the tracks, and reach the rustic parking area across from the rock. For geologic and photo hounds, this is a great spot to see an impressive rock formation. There is a board with minimal historic information and a few pictures that show the Tower Rock at low water levels. Today, the river is flowing fast and high. It is a one of a kind natural attraction in Missouri, just not very well developed. Maybe your visit will be private like ours!
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Butterflydays wrote a review Aug 2018
Cape Girardeau, Missouri1,370 contributions764 helpful votes
Remote location, but a true landmark. Because the swift waters of the Mississippi flow around it, I've been told there are dangerous whirlpools just south of it. You can only access it by boat, unless there is a severe drought like back in 2012.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Butterflydays wrote a review Nov 2016
Cape Girardeau, Missouri1,370 contributions764 helpful votes
This is a cool place. It's a huge rock that just jets up out of the Mississippi River. Serene and quite place to see.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Akumalholic wrote a review Jul 2015
MO617 contributions339 helpful votes
We like coming here just to see how different it is each time. Every season is a good photo op...the last time we were there,...several years ago...the river was so low people were actually able to walk out to the rock. Stunning! It is off the beaten path, but well worth the time...
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Date of experience: August 2014
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Loretta B wrote a review Nov 2013
Cabool, Missouri410 contributions163 helpful votes
We drove to Tower Rock, and it was much farther and more secluded than we thought it would be from the map, but was worth the drive. It is a large towering rock with trees growing on top of it, and after viewing it from the parking area, we walked up a very steep trail to view it from above.
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Date of experience: November 2013
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