Meramec Conservation Area
5
Route 185
Sullivan, MO 63080
Phone: 636-441-4554
Open daily: 4 a.m.-10 p.m.

This area affords a glimpse of one of the jewels of the Ozarks, the Meramec River. Most of the area is home to lush forestland. Sheer cliffs along the Meramec River form the western border of the area, giving a scenic view of the river valley and surrounding hills. The wheelchair-accessible Woodland Trail offers hikers of all abilities glimpses of the river as well. Other trails provide hiking, horseback and bicycle riding. The area contains six caves, a great blue heron rookery and abundant wildlife. A number of streams and a spring are found on the site. Don’t forget to pack your fishing gear for a chance at hooking bass, catfish and sunfish. To reach the area, take I-44 to Route 185 near Sullivan. Exit south, go five miles and look for the cantilever sign.

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    GENERAL INTEREST INFO
    • open year-round
    FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
    • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
    SMOKING POLICY
    • smoking allowed outdoors only
    SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
    • All ages
    ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
    • fishing
    PET POLICY
    • pets on leash allowed
    RATES
    • free admission
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