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Elephant Rocks State Park

7406 Highway 21, Belleview, MO 63623-7390
+1 573-546-3454
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Very unique rock formations

The old quarry & unique rock formations are very easily accessed on the paved trails. You can also... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thomas M
via mobile
Looked fun for kids

Good thing to see. Looked like a fun place for kids. There was no water when we visited, so I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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The elephant-shaped boulders at Elephant Rocks State Park may not be the stars of a circus, but these giant granite boulders are the stars of this unusual park in southeast Missouri. An easy way to see the rocks is from the Braille Trail, which was especially designed for people with visual and physical disabilities. The trail winds through the main area of rocks. An extension off the trail leads back to the ruins of an old railroad engine house, a remnant of the area’s quarrying and railroad history. Picnic tables are scattered among the trees and provide inviting spots to have a picnic lunch or rest and enjoy the interesting geologic formations found throughout the park.
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“paved trail” (12 reviews)
“day trip” (17 reviews)
“shaded picnic” (4 reviews)
7406 Highway 21, Belleview, MO 63623-7390
+1 573-546-3454
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The old quarry & unique rock formations are very easily accessed on the paved trails. You can also climb around anywhere you want too. Very clean park with information signs at many spots. Need several hours to see everything

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good thing to see. Looked like a fun place for kids. There was no water when we visited, so I recommend taking your own. There is a fun little hike around the rocks. Nice picnic tables in different places around the park.

Thank ksmMissouri
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been to this site many times and really enjoy the experience. This area is a geological marvel and has a lot to see and learn. The area has tables for picnics, a concession area where drinks and snacks can be purchased from machines....More

Thank docsaint2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took our two kids over the weekend, great place for an outdoor adventure! We had an outdoor picnic lunch and hiked the paved trail, it was perfect for our family.

Thank theshortts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming to Elephant Rocks since I was a kid. It doesn't matter the age you are, if you are an animal lover, if you haven't been here, you must go!

Thank jewelofpc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quick hike, and it is unique in that it offers a paved path and stops with braille for the visually impaired. The rocks are impressive. I would go back.

1  Thank Christin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very beautiful. My family and I recently visited and had a great time. The only current drawback at the moment is there is no running water for the sinks in the bathroom. They do have hand sanitizer available to use, but if...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Awesome piece of natural history and landscape. Wheelchair accessible and paved hiking trail for those less inclined to actually climb over these massive rocks!

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed August 25, 2017

We were looking for places to break up the monotony of a long drive. We found it here. Lots of interesting landscape and for the most part easy to get around. We didnt enter at the trail, just took off and ended up in the...More

Thank OklahomaLizzy
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

I had great memories of this park as a child over 30 years ago. Today we returned and it was just as I remembered but better! Nice paved 1 mile trail and rocks to climb everywhere. We spent a few hours here and definitely would...More

Thank Kathleen S
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October 15, 2017|
Response from Kyle L | Reviewed this property |
Yes absolutely, open paths well kept. It is not a nighttime thing because there are not lights and the park officially closes at 5 or sunset not sure which.
January 14, 2017|
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Response from Cindy L | Reviewed this property |
No, this is located in southeast Missouri in the St. Francois Mountains. Lake of the Ozarks is in central Missouri, south of Jefferson City and Columbia.
September 7, 2016|
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Response from sunrunner68 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are allowed at Elephant Rocks, but not at the nearby Johnson Shut Ins.