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Edward Ted and Pat Jones- Confluence State Park

1000 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO 63386-1705
+1 636-899-1135
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It a drive but we had fun

Very nice day trip, lunch in Alton, sat in Robert Wadlow's chair and down to see the Melvin Price... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
Interesting and Historic...Gotta Work For It!

We are working our way through the Missouri State Park Passport Challenge by visiting 88 state... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2017
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Standing at the point where two of the nation’s mightiest rivers merge, Edward “Ted” and Pat Jones- Confluence Point State Park provides a unique perspective on America. Confluence Point is where Western expansion really began and where the Lewis and Clark Expedition set off on their journey up the Missouri. The park’s wetlands are part of the Mississippi River flyway, making it a great place to see waterfowl, including bald eagles and raptors.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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1000 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO 63386-1705
+1 636-899-1135
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Very nice day trip, lunch in Alton, sat in Robert Wadlow's chair and down to see the Melvin Price Lock and Lewis and Clark park. Kids had a great time. The Confluence is nice, don't expect a lot. The area is subjected to frequent, heavy...More

Thank lynnhawi
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

We are working our way through the Missouri State Park Passport Challenge by visiting 88 state parks and a few historic sites by the end of October 2017. So today we drove to the Confluence Park in West Alton. We stopped at the Audubon Bird...More

Thank BeachcomberMissouri
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

The park consists of a large designated Park area but the only facilities are at the end of the road. There is a quarter mile flat easy trail to the actual Confluence Point itself which has a number of informative signs and details. At the...More

Thank neshera
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Take the drive out to where the Mississippi and the Missouri Rivers meet. It was a nice drive out there, partially on a dirt road. We took a short stroll down a path and there you are at there meeting point. Dredging of the river(s)...More

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Ok, so this place is hard to find because it's quite far away from everything else and you have to keep driving, hoping for the best. :) Just exit HW67 at the Phillips66 gas station. You can do so from both directions even if it's...More

1  Thank Stefan S
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The park was closed due to flooding. There was nothing on the website that indicated it was closed. The website stated it was open. Metal gate said otherwise/ park closed due to flooding.

Thank dmob66
Reviewed May 9, 2016

This park is being updated constantly and is a changing and magnificent site. To stand where Lewis and Clark set out on their expedition is exciting. Don't forget to bring your DEET, because like all swampy areas the mosquito's love this park as much as...More

1  Thank Stu K
Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Coming to this point where the confluence of rivers is striking also provides historical perspective of the Lewis and Clark expedition. There are many trails for hiking and ample parking

Thank sattelite10
Reviewed July 24, 2015

A sense of the power of 2 of the worlds great rivers flowing together is unique. It is not something that can easily be described but it is powerful. Not many people seem to recognize its existence. It is also a huge park and wetlands...More

Thank John S
Reviewed May 22, 2015

Well worth the long drive on dirt road through farmland. Once you get there there are some paved spots & handicapped accessible path from the parking pads (& a covered interpretation area with historical references) to the confluence point. About 1/4 mile of easy walking--slight...More

Thank Sojourner727
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