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Castlewood State Park, Ballwin

4.7
#20 of 62 in Nature in Missouri
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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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  • Always a great visit. Change your trails and watch the different animals. Last time out at dusk the deer were very active  more »
  • Beautiful park to walk around the river, along the cliff or play in the meadow, or along the creek, especially in the fall.  more »
  • This park is 'home' to me, as I live about 2 miles from it's entrance and it's the place I go to escape the chaos of life sometimes. I love this park, with it's various trails of differing difficultie...  more »
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  • Great trails for walking a dog- variety of terrain (woods, bluffs, stairs, along the river and train tracks, etc.). Has always been clean when we've gone, and trails seem well-maintained. Even when the parking areas seem a bit overwhelmed, the trails didn't seem to be too crowded. Great views from the bluffs. Some of the trail markers could be a little clearer (marking when one trail intersects with another, distances, etc.).
  • Good local State Park. Playgrounds and picnic areas. Hiking and biking trails that will challenge you, but also give you great views, the higher you get. River beach access. Take your family. Take your kids. Take your dogs. Explore and have fun!
  • This is our go-to place for hiking! We like all the up-hill action first, take the steps down and then cool off with the flat trail through the field and along the river. You get a some shade, some sun and some pretty look-outs. When we went this past weekend, there were lots of families - most of them enjoying the water! On the busy days, it can be hard to find a parking spot!
  • Great hiking spot not too far outside of St. Louis city. It get's pretty busy on the weekends so if you're looking to hike with less people don't go on a Saturday in the spring, summer or fall months. Overall, its a fun spot to go with family or friends if you want to get out in nature and see a great view of Missouri rolling hills!
  • Great hikes! Great biking! Great creek! Great playground! (Actually, be careful in that creek. It's been shut down for E. Coli contamination a few times.)