Are you looking for a grand adventure this year? Consider exploring one of Missouri’s many state parks. Whether you’re in search of great hiking trails or just want to go swimming, Missouri has it all. Here we have rounded up a list of must-see state parks near St. Charles, MO. While it’s not a comprehensive list, it should be enough to get you started.
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Dr. Edmund A. Barbler Memorial State Park
800 Guy Park Drive, Wildwood, MO 63005
Great park for camping, a picnic with family and friends or simply getting out and enjoying the great outdoors. Be sure to check out the well-maintained bicycle, equestrian and hiking trails.
Cuivre River State Park
678 State Route 147, Troy, MO 63379
There’s nothing quite like seeing the flowering dogwood in bloom at Cuivre. This is one of the state’s largest parks and for the adventurous it will probably feel like home. There are primitive and modern campsites in addition to swimming, boating and fishing in Lake Lincoln. If you’re looking for a grand adventure, Cuivre is worth a visit.
Castlewood State Park
1401 Kiefer Creek Road, Ballwin, MO 63021
If you’re looking to escape the busy world, Castlewood is the place to visit. In fact, it was a popular retreat for St. Louisans in the early 1900s. Here you will find incredible views of and plenty of hiking and mountain bike trails. The Meramec River runs through and further enriches the lush valley and is a good fishing spot.
State parks one hour from St. Peters, MO
Robertsville State Park
902 State Park Drive, Robertsville, MO 63072
Enjoy views of stunning bluffs and forests on this land that once was a working farm in the mid 1800s. This beautiful parks is bordered by the Meramec River and Calvey Creek. Whether you’re looking for fishing, boating or simply for a scenic hike along the river, Robertsville State Park is a great place to explore.
Onondaga Cave State Park
7556 Hwy. H, Leasburg, MO 65535
Explore the incredible world of the caves at this unique state park. One visit here and you’ll quickly see why Missouri is known as “The Cave State.” Here you will find guided tours of the caves in addition to easy access to the Meramec River.
Graham Cave State Park
217 Highway TT, Danville, MO 63361
While it’s about an hour from St. Peters, this large state park is worth the trip. Explore over 386 acres of beautiful hiking trails and caves, which were occupied by hunter-gatherers over 8,000 years ago. Here you will also find camping areas and boat ramp access to the Loutre River.
What’s your favorite state park? We encourage you to let us know in the comments below! From all of us at Ed Napleton Honda St. Peters, thank you for reading!