Big Spring 'Big Springs with Caves' © Ken Robinson
Taken July 17th, 2007
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'Big Springs with Caves'
© Copyright 2007 - Ken Robinson

Taken July 17th, 2007

Graham Cave State Park
© Darren Good

This is Graham Cave

Big Spring
'Spring Mist'
© Firefly Creek

The humidity and warmth create a misty fog eminating off the Spring that travels the distance of the tributary to the Current River during the Summer months.

Alley Spring State Park
'Alley Spring Mill'
© Greg Matchick


Old red mill at Alley Spring State Park which once harnassed the power of the spring.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park
© Lanna Golliglee

Castle at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Montauk State Park
© J Dorsey


This is a section of the stream that flows behind the old mill.

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge
'Bluff Trail Ferns'
© 2010 Inga Eubanks


The trail along the bluff behind the Visitor Center provides some of the most beautiful views at Mingo.

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Missouri Parks Visitor Reviews
3/25/2015 5:00:11 PM Big Spring by SHARON CLARK
USE TO WORK THERE - I use to work there as a maintenance worker and I enjoyed it. I had worked on a program that was like seasonal. I got to meet a lot of people there. I am from here and have been all my life.
2/14/2015 2:51:40 PM Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park by Joe
- This Place is the cats meow....just absolutely stunning....and right in our own back yard.
7/21/2014 2:37:10 PM Saint Francois State Park by Joe
Awesome park!!! - Have camped St. Francois for over 30 years. Grass is always cut, no bugs to speak of; lots of shade; shower house is always clean. Lots of kids to play with our grand kids. Its a must and right out of St. Louis.
7/16/2013 3:56:43 PM Graham Cave State Park by LaBanca family
Family favorite! - Many great family photos taken there most every summer. We seem to see something new each summer. Quiet, clean, historical and. Relaxing!
7/12/2013 9:15:28 AM Battle of Athens State Historic Site by Darryl Eschete
Secluded, Shady, Historical - My two kids and I camped here the weekend after July 4th, and it was lovely. The campground is very secluded, very shady and there is a healthy supply of free firewood. The ruins of Athens are fascinating and well-kept and the cannonball house is amazingly well-preserved. We also took a day trip to nearby Nauvoo, Illinois to see the Joseph Smith historical site. I plan to go back and highly recommend it.
6/23/2013 2:22:04 AM Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park by Grateful2Missouri
Moments of Reflection - This is like going home for me. My father was in the CCC corps and worked on many bridges and roads in the area. Went into the Army during WWII for 4.5 years in the tank corp & returned to Jefferson Barracks where we lived until shut down. Many of days we would come out to Babler just to get out.
5/31/2013 10:49:54 AM Grand Gulf State Park by spartan
Raised in Thayer,MO Mammoth Spring, area - I am researching the histoy of it that conncts with a old Indian Legend in Mammoth Spring,Arkansas
12/28/2012 5:38:52 PM Elephant Rocks State Park by Susan
Truly wheelchair accessible - One of my children uses a wheelchair for mobility while another is an avid hiker. This park was perfect for my family as not only is the main trail wheelchair accessible, it provides enough interest for everyone so we could enjoy it together. Awesome park! Thank you MO
11/2/2012 9:52:04 AM Big Spring by Nancy
Old tales> - My grandfather told me that long ago the springs came off from the top of the mountain!!
5/15/2012 9:54:06 AM Roaring River State Park by BLONDNDAGWOOD
A cool place to visit even in the winter - I took a visit on February 28th. The sky was overcast and cloudy. I wish I had a telephoto lens on my camera to get a shot of the bald eagles.
12/15/2011 Ha Ha Tonka State Park by Mama Cat
My Son and Me - My Son took me here a few years ago and I loved it. Now I find out that he takes ALL of his new girlfriends here for there FIRST date. How cute. He just loves it. Me too.
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