The area isn't just beautiful, it's family friendly too.
Catch a great view and say hello to spring with a bucket list road trip to the St. Francois Mountains.
There you can hike to the tallest point in the state of Missouri, channel your inner circus animal, or cool off in a "natural water park."
Here are three places the entire family can enjoy:
Elephant Rocks State Park
Channel your inner circus elephant at Elephant Rocks State Park. Here, giant granite boulders stand end-to-end, like a train of circus elephants. The interesting formations fascinate all ages. The Braille Trail, designed for those with disabilities, will lead you through the park.
Where to camp
If you want to take in all this area has to offer without rushing, we suggest pitching a tent and staying the night.
Here’s a closer look at where to camp: