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Maramec and the trail of tears

We visited this beautiful park as we tracing the route of one of the caravans from the Indian... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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We love this Trout stream!

My son and I fish here several times a year. We love this stream. Very accessible and scenic... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
Steve A
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Spring favored by underwater cave explorers.
State Highway 8, East of St. James, Saint James, MO
+1 573-265-7387
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All reviews trout feed the fish per vehicle meramec river great fishing natural beauty great place to go enjoy the scenery small fee trail of tears kids will love beautiful walk farm equipment driving tour bring quarters off season fingerlings
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this beautiful park as we tracing the route of one of the caravans from the Indian Removal of 1838. Nothing was open, we were late in the season, but it was a beautiful, tranquil place We drove the road through the park and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 443janetp
Reviewed November 10, 2018

My son and I fish here several times a year. We love this stream. Very accessible and scenic location. My niece actually asked my if we were still in Missouri because she didn't know anything so pretty was in Missouri. We have always had good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve A
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Be sure to get a map, either when paying or by going inside the shop near the entrance. They seem to be stingy with them, which may have been due to being end of season, at least that seemed to be the answer for everything!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DuneBug2
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Wheelchair friendly can bring your pet only $5 per car. Beautiful park with plenty to see. The rainbow trout hatchery is interesting and there are many trails and most are paved.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank brondeltina
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend bought a trout fishing license and fished there for a while. The area was beautiful and stocked with fish. They had a trout farm where you could feed the fish. There was also a little historical area as well. It was well worth...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Shelby P
Reviewed October 2, 2018

we fed the many trout varieties here with pellets located by them. we didn't have time to fish here this trip, but will do so next time.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank PamB1952
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We had a wonderful time and was surprised at all the things there to see and do. The little restaurant that was in the park was a great place. Plan to spend the day!

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Roam190418
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This is a beautiful, well-maintained park with an easy paved walking trail that leads up to and circles the spring. The trout looked overcrowded to me in some areas of the stream. When I was there I only saw one man fishing. I saw some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cindy L
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The path around the springs is paved and well maintained. The breeze coming off of the spring water was cool and refreshing. This place made a great afternoon activity.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank C4081QIkatiek
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

The park is beautiful. We have been going since 1991 almost every year. This was the 1st year we ever camped and it was a terrible experience and we will never camp there again. The bath houses really need some updates and they are not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jo S
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September 25, 2018|
Response from Alicia W | Reviewed this property |
$5.00 per vehicle.
July 11, 2018|
Response from Alicia W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. You would have to call them or ask at the gate when you pay. Many people fish there, so they may have restrictions.
July 11, 2018|
Response from GeoHunters17 | Reviewed this property |
Not in the park. If you walk all the way down to the bridge and follow the path to the right, you can access the Meramec River and I have seen folks at swimming and floating in that part, but no swimming in the springs.