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Meramec State Park, Sullivan

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  • We made an overnight stop on a road trip from Milwaukee to Phoenix. There wasn't much to do in the area so we decided to stop here. The Meramec Caverns was an interesting stop with a tour of the under...  more »
  • Our grandchildren loved the outdoors..the paths..the little creeks..water.. If you go early in the summer isn't too hot. There are plenty of shade trees...take water and enjoy!  more »
  • We have been there many times as the park has been around since we were kids. River access hiking and camping. However usually very crowded as it is close to St Louis. Family atmosphere.Recommended.  more »
  • First of all I read some of the other reviews and I hope that they were wrong that this would be a nice place to camp. Okay as far as the rest of the park it was wonderful spent two days backpacking on the Long Trail and two nights camping. Lots of beautiful scenery plenty of trees and shade. The visitor center of the people were wonderful the actual Rangers were superb and knowledgeable as well as understanding. Now for the bad... at Fisher cave the campsite there The Host approached me and told me that hammock we're not allowed I had to point out that the state park had nothing on their website going against hammocks. She was a little Huffy with me. A few hours later I got approached by another gentleman turns out it's Dan the superintendent of this campsite telling you the same thing and that I can at least put padding up underneath my straps I understand the padding comment but what I did not understand is why is it he told me that he could show me on the website where there's a rule against it ( Missouri parks and recs) and there was not. Dan came back the next day apologizing saying that there was not a rule against hammocks on the website and handed me a printed e-mail from someone higher up. And in this email it's pointed out that hammocks was allowed and that " a formal policy was never adopted". If you ask me the superintendent as well as the campsite staff needs to be not only be trained in the rules for Missouri State Parks but also trained on how to handle and approach campers in a better manner.
  • Close to St. Louis & it has WiFi! What more can you want! Walmart is close incase you forget something (which certainly doesn't happen to me!) Also, there are a couple of good breakfast spots if you want to take the lazy way out!
  • A lovely park! Rarely crowded and beautiful. The staff is absolutely unhelpful, but better than the county parks. The trails are mostly maintained (though not as well as state parks usually are). Everything here is gorgeous and that's what matters most.
  • It was a nice state park. We missed Fisher cave but were able to go into Sheep cave and the kids enjoyed it. We were told at the visitors center how to find it. The visitors center has a great exibit that we all really enjoyed. We had one misshap with a dead tree limb falling almost on top of one of our kids coming out from sheep cave so it would be good if they would cut down the dead trees there where people are walking through other than that it was a really good trip. Also there is not much for swimming areas that we found there.
  • Absolutely beautiful park! Take a relaxing weekend floating the river, swimming at the rock beaches, explore Fisher cave, or hiking the many trails! Plan accordingly though as it is a very popular park!