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Current River State Park, Salem

#78 of 101 in Nature in Missouri
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Current River State Park is a public recreation area occupying more than 1,200 acres (490 ha) of land along the Current River north of Eminence in Newton Township, Shannon County, Missouri. The state park consists of land and buildings originally developed as the Alton Club, a corporate retreat used in the 1930s and 1940s by the Alton Box Board Company of Alton, Illinois. Rustic buildings associated with the Alton Club were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
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  • Although the park was closed when we visited we still enjoyed the scenery. We will return when the buildings are open and take a tour of this park.  more »
  • Current River State park is a good stretch of giver to canoe, kayak, swim and use inner-tubes. All can be rented there and they will put you in the river and pick you up. There is a country type...  more »
  • Very nice park hidden in the middle many larger busier parks. Great hiking trails, a small river access for canoes or kayaks. Onsite lodges for overnight stays. A few fishing ponds.
  • The Centennial Bluff trail had one decent view of the Current River. The Jones Hollow trail was just a simple walk in the woods, but did go through a nice pine tree forest for a tiny bit. I have not hiked the other trails.

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