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This park, straddling the lush valley of the Meramec River, is an excellent location for canoeing and fishing. The park has hiking and mountain-biking trails for all skill levels–it is one of the best mountain-biking locations in the St. Louis area.
Open for day use only, the park features picnic sites and shelters, a boat ramp and hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.
Meramec State Park, located along the Meramec River, is a favorite with canoeists and fishermen. It features a store/grill, a visitor center, hiking and backpacking trails, cabins, a motel with a conference center, canoe and raft rentals and camping.
There are more than 40 caves in the park; guided tours are given of Fisher Cave.
The park is four miles outside of Sullivan, on Route 185. From I-44, take exit 226 to Route 185 south; travel three miles to the park entrance.
Please note: Some driving directions found online and on GPS systems may provide inaccurate information. Please use the directions above, or get driving directions on the park's website.
This park is home to a spectacular show cave, which is a National Natural Landmark. Tours are offered March through October. The park features Meramec River access; camping; scenic hiking trails; a lake; picnic sites; and a shelter. The park is located seven miles southeast of I-44 on Route H.
Located along the Meramec River, this 1,224-acre park offers camping, picnic sites and shelters, hiking trails and river access for boating and fishing. Birds also flock to this park, making it great for bird watchers.
This day-use park features a small section of old Route 66 and a visitor center with Route 66 and Times Beach exhibits. It provides Meramec River access, picnic areas and shelters, and trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.
Please note the Visitor Center at this park is closed from Dec. 16-March 31.
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