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Meramec State Park, Sullivan

#30 of 101 in Nature in Missouri
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Meramec State Park is a public recreation area located near Sullivan, Missouri, about 60 miles from St. Louis, along the Meramec River. The park has diverse ecosystems such as hardwood forests and glades. There are over 40 caves located throughout the park, the geology of which is a mixture of limestone and dolomite. The most famous is Fisher Cave, located near the campgrounds. The park borders the Meramec Conservation Area.

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  • It's lovely place to go but there are a few older areas that could be cleaned up & utilized (perhaps even rebuilt a bit)  more »
  • We had the early morning set for our rafting adventure. It was an 8 man raft and there were 7 of us. It was so very hot. Thankfully, we had umbrellas for shade (MUCH NEEDED) but not enough water...  more »
  • So open and beautiful! The river was right there so lots of river fun. The deer could care less that you are there so animal watching was amazing. I'm glad my friend and I went in the middle of the week because i can see it getting crowded on weekends
  • I'm lucky that I live close enough to make day visits to Meramec State Park. I enjoy walking the trails and cooling off in the Meramec River with my dog Loki. Getting Loki out of the water is an adventure all it's own. The trails are well marked and there are several easy foot trail access points to the river. The Campground is well maintained and setup nicely for both tent and RV campers. For those that just want a great picnic area, there are art least two very large areas with a lot of tables and freestanding grills. I personally love the way they've maintained the forest environment of both the picnic and camping areas.

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