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Meramec State Park, Sullivan

4.3
#29 of 61 in Nature in Missouri
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  • We went to the Meramec State Park, family of 6. (Children age 16 years old to 9 months) We stayed in Cabin 10A and it was a nice cabin. No wifi, which I didn't mind but the teens adjusted well! We wen...  more »
  • We have gone to this park for many years. We utilize the full hook-up sites. The Missouri park system needs to step up their game and spend some money on maintenance of the sites. Fire pits are tilted...  more »
  • Summer 2017. The park has mostly been fixed after the May floods earlier in the year. Still some evidence of the flooding - bathroom walls peeling, sand over much of the campground, river backs have b...  more »
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  • One of my favorite places to stay! Cabins are perfect. There are lots of things to do and wildlife to see. If you don't like raccoons.... don't come to this park! They are not out of control. It's how you control your food litter.
  • I grew up going to meramec cave but this most recent trip was a spur of the moment trip when a friend asked us to go for a float trip. We live farther away now so it has probably been at least 20 years since the last time I went and never had I been on one of their float trips, not to mention this was only the second time I had been on a float trip. We took the 11 mile trip and I must say this is the first time I have ever rated a location with 5 stars and if I could give more I would. Along the river shortly after getting out onto the trip, there is a natural spring that leads into the river. Its kinda hard to see but thankfully the friend who took us knew about it. After beaching the canoe, there is a short little hike up the the spring creek back into the woods and you will come upon a cave that still is untouched enough by humans to really feel the natural beauty of mother nature and what she is capable of. Be prepared to duck and squeeze around stalagtites and stalagmites with a flashlight but otherwise there's not enough words to describe the awesomeness of it all. Than head back to your canoe still talking about the cave and enjoy several miles of relaxing and basking in the sun taking in the site of the powerful Meramec River and you will not regret the decision to go. Matter of fact we enjoyed it so much, that before we even got off the river, we were already setting up plans to go back in 2 weeks with another friend and his daughter, the friend that brought us and his daughter, my boyfriend and I, our youngest son and all 3 of our daughters. Awesome place full of great memories.
  • Awesome hiking along the Wilderness trail. I did the 8.5 mile loop with a 22lb pack in 4 hrs. The Creeks were full of life. Fish and crawdads. Saw some deer too. Mosquitos are bad in the valley's. Don't go unless you have a minimum of 25% deet. I wore a long sleeve shirt and pants and they were still driving me crazy.
  • I stayed in one of the cabins which was clean well-equipped and very nice. The park is very nice and the river is beautiful.
  • I camp here every year for my birthday. We have made it a tradition for the past 12 years, and for the past 12 years I have tried to reserve the group site c with no luck. Someone always beats me to it. But we will keep trying. Only a couple things that are not fun, trying to get to a place to swim and quiet time is at 10pm but is usually noisy until 11 or 12. Wish the park rangers would make their rounds more often. Otherwise we love it here and will continue my birthday tradition!

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