If you are staying at the FF, in Fenton, Mo (40 miles away), or St. Robert, Mo (60 miles away), and are traveling down I-44 (Old historic Route 66), this park is worth a stop. Just three miles off I-64, you can enjoy a picnic, walk or bike ride with your family, or loved ones, right along the scenic Meramec River. The park offers camping, overnight rooms, a cave to enjoy, picnic tables and more. You are about 30 miles away from Six Flags, so this is a place to enjoy some wonderful sightseeing for free. Here are some pictures from today!
You may enjoy these Shoeman!
I-64, Exit 226 and just three miles off Interstate to Meramec State Park.
Interesting Visitor Center, note Red Bud in bloom!
A little history!
Lodging is available along with camping.
Campsite, with many picnic tables.
Fisher's Cave is worth exploring.
Lazy Meramec River is great for canoeing, boating, fishing or just getting your feet wet!
The forest is great for it's Spring beauty!
I have some great pictures, but for some reason, I cannot post! Will keep trying!
Thanks for your kind comment. By the way, had dinner last night at The American Bounty, in Washington, Mo., Just down the street from where you got married!
Shoeman, I may have things backward! SS is in San Francisco, Jasper is in FL, you and others are in China, NYC, and I am at Meramec Park?
Am really frustrated about not being able to post pictures! However, one thing I didn't understand is they say they close the gates at 9 PM. However, there were rooms to rent, and all kinds of camping spots, I guess you don't get in/out after 9 PM.
In simpler times, one of the reasons I went there today was I have not been back there since I took a date there in 1968! I should have bought Marriott stock back then, but I was broke and don't even know if it was offered then.
PS, you had better give yourself a little extra time on that trip to St. Louis. You have a lot to see!
Yes, in 1979, I bought a new car and drove it to Los Angeles from St. Louis. Visited all the places including Seligman, AZ. It was a long trip, but most interesting. What I could not believe was while in Berlin, Germany I found a shop that was devoted to Route 66. I will have to find the magazine!