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Montauk State Park

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Address: 345 County Road 6670, Salem, MO 65560-9758
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+1 573-548-2201

Wet a line at one of the Midwest’s premier trout-fishing destinations at...

Wet a line at one of the Midwest’s premier trout-fishing destinations at Montauk State Park. Located an easy ride from St. Louis, the park’s waters are stocked each night from an on-site hatchery. Want more than day of fishing? Stay overnight at the park’s motel, campground or cabins. Want to do something other than fish? Montauk State Park’s hiking trails will take you in and around the scenic Pigeon Creek basin.

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A beautiful state park with a full service lodge that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and ice cream). The hatchery is always a favorite spot for the kids to feed the fish... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful state park with a full service lodge that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and ice cream). The hatchery is always a favorite spot for the kids to feed the fish. It's set in a valley and is beautiful all year long.

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Bethalto, Illinois USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We love this place. Been coming here for years. Nice bath houses with plenty of showers. Very clean. They have a place to wash your clothes if you need to. The lodge always had a dinner special if you don't want to cook. Great place.

1 Thank studie1
Ravenna, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

It's a very beautiful park with multiple trout in the streams. We had campsite 412 and the current river could be accessed from our campsite. Many different areas you could fish from. If you don't fish, not much else to do there. We ate at the lodge restaurant twice. One meal was very good and the second one so-so. Their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Montauk since I was a child. My great- grandfather to my father have been there thru their life. I've taken my friends and now family down to experience what Montauk state park is about. Whether you like to fish in a cold stream or just enjoy the quiet of the park by a campfire. This is... More 

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Carlinville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

checked out the park for future planning. the trout hatchery is cool to see if you haven't seen one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Beautiful park, nice campgrounds . Trout plentiful nice trails . Great place to relax & enjoy great fishing

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Rolla, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Love, love, love the park! This is the #1 trout fishing area in MO and it's understandable! Opening day of trout fishing is not the day to be here, because it's shoulder-to-shoulder fishermen and women. Otherwise, be prepared for a lot of family fun. This is a part of the Current River, so parents...have your little ones wear life jackets... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We camped there in a tent in mid-July. Campsite was adequate. I have stayed in other state parks in Missouri with nicer facilities but overall, fine. The campsites are pretty close together and there is little to no privacy so that is somewhat of a con for us. The state park, itself, is very nice. There is a lodge with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

I have been going to Montauk for 25 years and it is one of the best fishing experiences, it is great for handicap folks, Children of all ages, couples, groups, it has it all. If you want to go canoeing there is a place close by for that as well. If your looking for a place close by to camp... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Me and my son had a wonderful time at Montauk State Park. Walking around in the village was beautiful. We went for a day trip but I would highly recommend it as a peaceful relaxing weekend getaway. It is a beautiful town.

1 Thank Linda G

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