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Castlewood State Park, Ballwin

4.7
#18 of 100 in Nature in Missouri
The Castlewood State Park is a public recreation area occupying 1,818 acres (736 ha) that straddle the Meramec River in St. Louis County, Missouri. The most visited section of the state park lies on the north side of the Meramec; the park acreage on the south side of the river is accessed from Lone Elk County Park and includes the World Bird Sanctuary.
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Castlewood State Park Reviews

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  • We hiked along the River and up the stairs to the top of the hill there. It was a lot of fun, about 3.6 miles and about 2 hours. The kids loved it, it wasn’t too crowded at 8 am. We will definitely...  more »
  • Came across this gem on places to visit while in Valleycenter, Mo. and decided to check it out. To my surprise I found a little bit of heaven, is nice place for walking, hiking, biking or running...  more »
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  • Great place to go hiking. Beautiful views. The river is very dangerous though. The current is strong sometimes. Many people have drowned. The trail is a great exercise. I would definitely recommend going there.
  • I had so much fun hiking (for the 1st time) in Castlewood! The "cardiac hill" was a hard, but do-able start to the trip. I enjoyed the challenging terrain and felt like I was getting a workout. I was glad I didn't bring my 8 and 6 year old kids with me because some of the loose rock on slopes made me a smidge nervous (I'm neurotic) and well, we walked a good distance and they would've complained, a lot! I definitely want to go again! It was fun with a group of ladies!

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