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Elephant Rocks State Park, MO

Giant granite boulders on top of a high hill invite visitors to weave around them and even climb on them. More info. Some of the paths are accessible with Braille interpretive markers. Other paths are a challenge. This tree seems to be hugging the granite boulder.

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge, MO

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site in Jefferson County, MO. 1922 historic photo. More info. Beautiful grounds for a scenic picnic. Sign shows the 1872 Howe Truss design. Old Phillips 66 sign nearby.

Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park, MO

Climbing and wading in the chutes and pools of the East Fork of the Black River. More Info. Lots of scenic fun, but some caution is needed, especially at the deep pool under the high cliff. There are shallow areas for smaller children. In 2005, a 1.3 billion gallon breach of the hydro-electric station on…