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Elephant Rocks State Park

7406 Highway 21, Belleview, MO 63623-7390
+1 573-546-3454
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Worth the trip, but no running water in restrooms at the moment

This place is very beautiful. My family and I recently visited and had a great time. The only... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris F
Macon, Missouri
Love those Elephants!

Awesome piece of natural history and landscape. Wheelchair accessible and paved hiking trail for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary H
Farmington, Missouri
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The elephant-shaped boulders at Elephant Rocks State Park may not be the stars of a circus, but these giant granite boulders are the stars of this unusual park in southeast Missouri. An easy way to see the rocks is from the Braille Trail, which was especially designed for people with visual and physical disabilities. The trail winds through the main area of rocks. An extension off the trail leads back to the ruins of an old railroad engine house, a remnant of the area’s quarrying and railroad history. Picnic tables are scattered among the trees and provide inviting spots to have a picnic lunch or rest and enjoy the interesting geologic formations found throughout the park.
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7406 Highway 21, Belleview, MO 63623-7390
+1 573-546-3454
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is very beautiful. My family and I recently visited and had a great time. The only current drawback at the moment is there is no running water for the sinks in the bathroom. They do have hand sanitizer available to use, but if...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome piece of natural history and landscape. Wheelchair accessible and paved hiking trail for those less inclined to actually climb over these massive rocks!

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for places to break up the monotony of a long drive. We found it here. Lots of interesting landscape and for the most part easy to get around. We didnt enter at the trail, just took off and ended up in the...More

Thank OklahomaLizzy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had great memories of this park as a child over 30 years ago. Today we returned and it was just as I remembered but better! Nice paved 1 mile trail and rocks to climb everywhere. We spent a few hours here and definitely would...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rocks really are the size of elephants and bigger. Beautiful park and well maintained trails so all can enjoy. Highly recommend.

Thank A and M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed packed lunch in shaded picnic areas, lots of tables available. Hike was as easy or as difficult as we wanted. Great views, great physical activity. Went on a Saturday, so was a bit crowded, but plenty of space to spread out and explore. Restrooms...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Road Scholar took us by bus to the Elephant Rocks State Park. It was very cool. Huge rocks that are rounded and remind you of an elephant. The kids loved it. We took great pictures. The place is huge and has a lake on one...More

1  Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Just a home state drive to a place I had never been. It is a wonderful place to pack a picnic lunch load up the kids or just the 2 of you & spend a few hours or more!

Thank Tinker58
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We Went To Check Out These Huge Rocks We Explored Every Rock Top Overlooked The River Way From One Side Explored Every Nook And Cranny We Could Enjoyed A Nice Picnic in The Beautiful Picnic Area We Spent most Of The Day There Exploring, Climbing...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Fully paved trail with Braille signs at wheelchair height. If you want to go off the trail, it is lots of fun to climb over and through the giant granite boulders. My children grew up going there and return each time they come home from...More

Thank dorisvbrooks
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15 January 2017|
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Response from Alainawi | Reviewed this property |
Not really, unless you want to go along a lot of country roads. The Lake of the Ozarks is in central Missouri, north of 44, while Elephant Rocks State Park is further east, south of 44. Mapquest shows there's a 3-hour... More
8 September 2016|
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Response from sunrunner68 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are allowed at Elephant Rocks, but not at the nearby Johnson Shut Ins.
3 July 2016|
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Response from BoiWander | Reviewed this property |
Please be advised!!!! If the weather is or has been wet and rainy these rocks become extremely treacherous! They have moss growing on them and my wife only got part way up one small rock and fell face first on the rocks. I... More