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Maramec Spring Park

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Address: State Highway 8, East of St. James, Saint James, MO
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+1 573-265-7387

Spring favored by underwater cave explorers.

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Great Trout Park

Great trout park; easily accessible from St. Louis and central Missouri; easy access off I-44; great helpful Department of Conservation staff; easy access to the water.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2016
James G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Great trout park; easily accessible from St. Louis and central Missouri; easy access off I-44; great helpful Department of Conservation staff; easy access to the water.

Thank James G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I have been here many times. During off-season, parking is free and crowds are gone. At other times, have $5 cash with you for parking. My husband and I enjoy looking at all the fish. Accessible trails follow the streams and circle the spring. I love the colors of the water, through which you can watch the fish and the... More 

Thank Kathy D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This place is a must go if you are in the area. We started out at the kids playground area that I was surprised even existed. Then we walked through the area that had the old iron furnace and read about the area. Our children were quickly drawn into the spring and wanted to go upstream and we loved seeing... More 

Thank CSchex
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

While visiting our family in Missouri they took me to this great place, where we could celebrate my son and his wifes birthday and enjoy the historic parts of this park. After we enjoyed the birthdaycakes at the picknicktable, we went for a stroll passed the trout hich were swimming in the several ponds. Little bridges crossing them. We also... More 

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Ballwin, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Here's the deal...I went here on a recommendation about how beautiful it is. It certainly is that. You can fish here. There are places for camping. Many places for a picnic, even for a large gathering. If you're going for one of those reasons, it's very nice. The park has a lot of history as well, if that's your thing.... More 

1 Thank Ernie B
Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Ended up here thinking it was just a typical little park. We were so pleasantly surprised at all the beautiful things to see while here. Tons of walking areas, loving the shade from the trees, and awesome to hang near the spring which is gorgeous.

Thank Casey L
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I couldn't believe the sheer amount of people here. When told of this place they left out the part that it is a trout farm and people are ALL over the place.

1 Thank Ethan H
Maryland Heights, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Beautiful park with trout fishing, trout hatchery, Old iron works factory and more. Fish all day in this cool spring fed setting. Or feed the trout at the hatchery. Picnic on the grounds or camp overnight. Plenty of deer to see at sunrise or sunset. Just outside the park is the trophy trout waters of the Meramec River. Last time... More 

Thank BobbyBluewaters
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We take family and visitors here when they're new to St James. We feed the trout that they raise (popular spot for fishing) and walk around, enjoying the scenery. Good picnic spots and playgrounds for kids. Also a museum on site although I've never visited. It'll cost a few dollars per vehicle to enter unless you have purchased the pass.

Thank Megan B
Vinita, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

It is a very Beautiful Place, loved the walking paths, fish sanctuaries and the History of the Iron Works. The Museum is very educational. We didn't have enough time to spend there and plan to go again and spend more time.

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