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Missouri Getaways ~ St. Louis Getaway!

St. Louis Getaways to the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Missouri
St. Louis Weekend Trips ~ Weekend Trips & Getaways Near St. Louis ~ Scenic Places & Fall Color Drives near St. Louis
Campgrounds near St. Louis ~ Attractions near St. Louis
State Parks near St. Louis
Escape to have some Fun On 21! 
- There's so much to do only 80 miles from St. Louis!
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Best camping near St. Louis - Black River Campgrounds.  Get away for a weekend of camping near St. Louis, MO!

Missouri Outdoor Recreation
& Campgrounds Near St. Louis

Have even more Fun on 21!  Getaway from St. Louis for weekend trips and weekend getaways to observe everything Mother Nature has to offer.  Outdoor enthusiasts will realize why the scenic Arcadia Valley Region and Black River have been designated "the outdoor recreation capital of Missouri"  Whether you enjoy camping, float trips, hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing or bird watching, there is no other region in Missouri that offers more attractions!  Our abundant conservation and wilderness areas, state forests, the Mark Twain National Forest, the Ozark Trail and three of the most beautiful and popular state parks in Missouri provide limitless opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation and fun.  Take a Fall color drive near St. Louis to see the best fall foliage color in Missouri!

Black River float trips in canoes, rafts, tubes or kayaks!

Black River Campgrounds
near St. Louis

Enjoy the many campgrounds in our region of the Ozarks near St. Louis. 
Get away to enjoy float trips- canoeing, rafting, tubing and kayaking. Some are "horse friendly" and "dog friendly" Enjoy a secluded campsite or campsites with live music and concerts by the river and under the stars.  Whether you're looking for a family campground or a place where you and your friends can stay up under the night sky until the wee hours, we're sure you'll find just the right place.  Take the entire tour of our Black River Missouri Campgrounds.

Go on Float Trips near St. Louis in Canoes, Rafts, Tubes or Kayaks!
For a directory and links to Black River Outfitters click here!

Taum Sauk Mountain Lookout!


Beautiful Missouri State Parks near St. Louis

Taum Sauk Mountain State Park - Want to hike to the top of a mountain? Just park in the lot of Taum Sauk Mountain State Park and walk a mere 1,000 feet on a paved path to the top of Missouri’s highest mountain. Here, an elevation marker sits, guiding visitors to the mountain’s 1,772 foot summit. If that’s not enough, the hike to Mina Sauk Falls will take your breath away. Read much more about Taum Sauk Mountain State Park here.

Elephant Rocks State Park - A train of circus elephants dance trunk-to-tail to form an awe-inspiring sight to the young and to the young at heart. This is the appeal of Elephant Rocks State Park, named for a train of gigantic pink granite boulders perched atop a hill, just like circus elephants! Read all about Elephant Rocks State Park here.

Johnson's Shut-ins State Park - Nearly 1.5 billion years ago, violently explosive volcanoes hurled hot gasses and ash into the air. The ashes and gas fell and cooled, forming rhyolite rock. A billion years later, shallow inland seas swallowed the ancient, worn-down mountains, burying the igneous rock under thousands of feet of sedimentary rock such as limestone, sandstone, shale and dolomite. Read more information about Johnson's Shut-ins State Park here.

The Ozark Trail - and hundreds of miles of the best Missouri trails for hiking and biking!  If you love to go hiking or biking, come to our region to experience some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the United States. You don't have to travel to Colorado or the Appalachian Trail to do so, just come to our St. Francois Mountain Region of the Missouri Ozarks in our region. You'll see and experience a landscape unique on the earth.  They're all near St. Louis where hundreds of miles of trails await your exploration!  For a complete list of hiking and biking trails in the Arcadia Valley Region and Black River Area, please click here.


Trail Rides & Horseback Riding near St. Louis
Avid equestrians and amateur riders alike will fall in love with the serenity of tranquil trails that thread their way through the
Ozark foothills.Take part in annual weeklong trail rides, or come for a weekend.  For more information on horseback riding near St. Louis and to learn about this year's trail rides near St. Louis please click here.

Mark Twain National Forest  - and many other Missouri Conservation and Wilderness Areas near St. Louis are here to thrill the avid outdoorsman (or woman!).  Follow the links below to explore many other natural wonders of our region near St. Louis.

Read about our Mark Twain National Forest, Sutton Bluff Recreation Area, Buford Mountain State Forest, Crane Lake Conservation Area, Bell Mountain Wilderness Area, Ketcherside Mountain State Forest, Marble Creek Recreation Area, Millstream Gardens Whitewater Area, Silver Mines Recreation Area, Council Bluff Lake, Grasshopper Hollow, The Royal Gorge, Logan Creek Conservation Area and Deer Run Conservation Areas.  Click each entry to learn more.

We hope to see you soon
on your escape from St. Louis !


Missouri hiking in the Ozarks Taum Sauk Mountain and Mina Sauk Falls.  The highest mountain and waterfall in Missouri! Elephant Rocks State Park Missouri Horseback Riding and Annual Trail Rides! Johnson's Shut-ins State Park Hundreds of miles of the best Missouri trails ~ Go Hiking!
Sutton Bluff in the Mark Twain National Forest
Wonderful Bird Watching places near St. Louis

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