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Elephant Rocks State Park

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Address: 7406 Highway 21, Belleview, MO 63623-7390
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State park features giant granite rocks lined up end-to-end that were...

State park features giant granite rocks lined up end-to-end that were formed more than one billion years ago from hot magna.

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Amazing Rock Formations

This state park is truly one of a kind. It's large granite boulders are what inspired the name of the park. Hiking trails and amazing views make this park a must see.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ironton, Missouri
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Ironton, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This state park is truly one of a kind. It's large granite boulders are what inspired the name of the park. Hiking trails and amazing views make this park a must see.

Thank JustJak
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An asphalt path, wheelchair accessible if someone strong can push uphill, winds through the Missouri woodlands and around huge piles of discarded granite blocks. Eventually the path begins to climb, and you reach the rocks that look like huge elephant bodies. The view from the hilltop is worth it, and if you want to climb on the way up, you... More 

Thank Midwestadvocate
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your wanting an amazing place to stop to eat a picnic and amazing place to walk it off this is you stop. There is a giant loop of a path that will take you through some amazing natural and man made rock formations!

Thank Kyle L
Joplin, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A scenic place to spend an hour or so walking around, looking at the rocks, and maybe picnicking at the facilities.

Thank Shannon64804
Frankfort, Kentucky
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

The trails at Elephant Rocks State Park are not steep and easy for walking. The site is completely amazing with unbelievably huge boulders and names carved in the rock from 100+ years ago. There is an old rock quarry on site filled with water and evidence of some of the rocks being quarried the old fashioned way, by hand. The... More 

Thank deborahccardwell
Middle Brook, Missouri
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

I have always lived near this place so we can visit when we want. It's a great place to take children and get them outside and teach them about nature. The walking trail is great and the scenery is very beautiful.

1 Thank jgrichardson19
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

It's hard to believe that you'll find such a magical place in the middle of Missouri! Lots of interesting rocks to climb up, a lake (can't swim in it), and many trails surround this majestic park. Everywhere you go is a great photo opportunity, and we could spend hours here! Don't miss this one!

1 Thank savvytravelmom
Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

We stopped by near the end of our day. I wish we had more time but yet we were able to do a quick walk through. Would like to come again. It was really neat. Nice trails for walking and information about the park. The rocks were so amazing. This would be a fun for kids.

Thank sharon1832016
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

Elephant Rocks State Park is a nice place to visit. Kids are often very intrigued by the size of the rocks, and they offer a great opportunity for climbing. I prefer visiting in the off-season when it's not very crowded.

Thank Anita K
De Soto, Missouri
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

My kids and I go to Elephant Rock State Park quite often. It is a great place to climb and explore the huge rocks and walk the trails. We usually pack a lunch and have a picnic lunch in the shaded picnic table area . The trails are paved so you can take strollers or wheelchairs and its pet friendly... More 

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