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.
Scenic lakeside coves offer irresistible fishing and picnicking spots at this park, bordering Wappapello Lake. Campgrounds, cabins, camper cabins, nature programs, hiking, backpacking, equestrian and mountain biking trails, boat ramps and a beach highlight the park. The park is 16 miles north of Poplar Bluff.
At this park, giant, billion-year-old granite boulders stand end-to-end, like a train of red circus elephants. Spend some time reading the names and comments carved into the red granite by 19th century miners who worked in the area.
A self-guiding trail (with Braille signage) winds among these geologic wonders and takes you past what remains of the long-dead mining operation.
Picnic sites and flush restrooms are available.
The park is off of Route 21, four miles north of Pilot Knob.
At an elevation of 1,772 feet, this is the highest point in Missouri. The state's highest wet-weather waterfall, Mina Sauk Falls, is a highlight of this scenic rugged park. Primitive camping, hiking and backpacking trails, an accessible overlook and picnicking are offered.
The park is located off Route 21, nine miles southwest of Ironton on Route CC.