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“Trout Fishing”
Review of Meramec State Park

Meramec State Park
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Sullivan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is beautiful!! It is $5 admission which goes to the upkeep and the hatchery. The spring is amazing and there are many areas with fish that kids can feed for 25 cents. Lots of picnic areas and even camping. The trout fishing is very good. You can fish close to the park or wander down the wider parts of the river. It is great for families, and for kids fishing. There are a lot of trails and a great place to just visit. We liked it so much we went on Friday and then back on Sunday before we left town. Its very peacful.

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great attraction for the family. Very pretty to photograph. If you like to camp, there is a camping site that looks very clean and appealing. Plan to visit the shops after the tour. There is a homemade fudge shop and the fudge is great! Also, you can pan for semi-precious stones at the mine shop. A very enjoyable time for all ages.

Thank Lexuslady123
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

I regretted not being equipped to camp at the State Park when I visited the caverns. I thought the wooded areas were very pretty, and the river is both beautiful and exciting. The scenery is unlike anything else in the country. There is a motel on site that is privately owned, were you might stay if you don't wish to camp. The staff is nice and the place looks very well equipped and functional.

Thank RBerkowitz
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you find yourself in or near Sullivan , Missouri in the beautiful Missouri Ozark Mountains a day hiking Meramec State Park is time well spent. The trails are rated from easy to moderate in difficulty and moderate means some uphill climbs on shifting gravel. Plenty of great views of the Meramec River. Ample opportunity to see wildlife: deer, geese, ducks, turkey and vaious amphibians. The park contains a nice visitor's center with maps of the trails and, though I didn't visit it, a lodge where you can get a meal. There is also an 8.5 mile backpacking loop where to cam primitive camp overnight. A short worthwhile drive from St. Louis. Only negatives is the trash some people seem content with leaving behind. Not the park's fault. If you see a can or candy wrapper put it in your pack and take it out.

Thank caimi
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Had a wonderful day hike above the river on the blue blazed trail. Afterwards, we stopped by the park store and dining hall, bought a few items and got to talking to the staff. One lady lived about a mile from us in St. Louis several years ago. Small world. That said, we talked about the campgrounds and cabins on site. They showed us a few select spots and spoke to us about Fischers Cave. We decided we would have to return soon with our sons and stay in the campgrounds (or maybe get our city kids a cabin while we rough it in a tent - we still enjoy tent camping) and take on some more trails.

2  Thank Brian S
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