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Castlewood State Park, Ballwin

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
The Castlewood State park is located in St. Louis County, Missouri. The 1818acre park was established in 1974. The most visited section of the park lies on the north side of the Meramec River, but it includes significant acreage on the south side of the river that is accessed from Lone Elk County Park. The south section of the park includes the World Bird Sanctuary.Activities and amenitiesThe park offers fishing and boating on the Meramec River plus a variety of trails hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use:
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  • Great park along the Meramac river. Lots to do for everyone ! In particular, rhe River Scene trail has spectacular views along the bluffs of the river. Its about a 3 mile loop and is considered a mode...  read more »
  • I run marathons here every year. Love this park and the only way it could be better is if you could camp here. 
  • The area sports alot of improved and unimproved trails. There are numerous picnic pavilions and other areas to enjoy the great outdoors, and close to home. 
  • Nice and calm place to spend an evening or an entire day. Great view of sunset and the trails are amazing. River scene trail and lone wolf trail are 2 good ones. Options are available for fishing and kayaking. You may swim all by yourself where warning signs are not posted but be sure to do so in off seasons. The beauty of Meramec river is mesmerising.
  • Awsome trails for hiking and for bigginer MTB crown. Some great views and the creek us a great place to cool off. With a coupme play grounds and pavilions near by for the family to enjoy.
  • On a nice day you will find many people on the trials, hiking or mountain biking. And for good reason.... The trails are wide and offer good views. Parking is limited as is the playground, but if you came to hike or bike you won't be disappointed.
  • The park has some really good scenery and pleasant trails. If the park weren't consistently overcrowded, it would get 5 stars. Parking can be a problem and being able to enjoy quiet on the trails isn't common.
  • Castlewood is a great park to explore and congregate with others at. There are many different things to do and types of terrain to explore, from streams and rivers to very tall hills. Hiking, swimming and biking, dogs allowed too. However, it's usually pretty crowded.
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