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Castlewood State Park, Ballwin

4.7
#18 of 61 in Nature in Missouri
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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  • August 13, 2017
    Beautiful park, I just needed a little hike, I was breaking in a new pair of hiking boots. The trail was perfect with great scenic views. I've been here before biking and hiking and I will be back.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    My boyfriend and I hiked around the park for 1-2 hours, which was plenty of time to experience everything we wanted to see. The view was beautiful and the trails are well-kept. My only piece of advice...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    I've always loved Castlewood for it's natural beauty, variety of trails, and location (not too far if you're driving from the city of STL). We took all three dogs with us today to the Riverview trail ...  more »
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  • June 1, 2017
    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.).
  • July 6, 2017
    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!
  • May 5, 2017
    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!
  • June 13, 2017
    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!
  • June 30, 2017
    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.)

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