Elephant Rocks State Park

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Facility:Elephant Rocks State Park
Description:This park contains paths to see rocks that are granite and are the size of elephants. It is also a trail that contains braille signs and trail designed for the blind. It also has a wheelchair accesible trail. Thirty picnic sites among the giant red boulders provide ample opportunity for family picnicking and exploration of the elephant rocks.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:4.2 miles from 21 and "221" via 21 North
Address 2:
City:Graniteville
State/Province:MO
Zip Code:63650
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:April thru Oct. 8a to 8p; Nov. thru March 8a to 5p.
Admission:Free
Telephone:(573) 546-3454
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
G. A., Co-op Member
This was one of my favorite places to go on a day trip as a child. My boys really enjoy this park now also. It is such fun to walk the trail and climb on the rocks. There are many trail markers with interesting history and science to learn. Keep a tight reign on your adventurous climbers though - there are some tight spots and high spots also. There are many other sights in this area also. A great region to camp and day-trip. Visit Johnson's Shut-ins, Taum Sauk, St. Francios, St. Joe, Washington State Park. Check out the MO state park website for more information.
Pam P., Co-op Member
Our family recently visited Elephant Rocks State Park on a weekend getaway. Of the four parks we visited this was the favorite for the whole family. The park has a very nice shaded picnic ground. The paved trail around the elephant rocks is also shaded. The trail is nice for those family members who may not wish to climb. We enjoyed climbing the rocks which are much larger than elephants. The views from the top are grand. Signs along the trail give some history of the granite mining in the area. There is also a stone engine house from the mining period. The signs do contain some evolution. Allow at least an hour for this great State Park.
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