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Castlewood State Park

1401 Kiefer Creek Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021-7338
+1 636-227-4433
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Excellent Trails

Castled State Park has wonderful trails to explore! There are also several very nice picnic areas... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Barb F
Beautiful park!

My favorite place to go! The trails are made well, lots of trees, can get very busy on the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Rose P
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In the early 1900s, the area that’s now Castlewood State Park was a popular retreat for partying St. Louisans. The dance clubs are gone, but the winding Meramec River and the lush valley that surrounds it remain. The park has hiking and mountain biking trails that range from those great for first-time riders to ones that even the most experienced will return to time after time. The park is considered one of the best mountain biking locations in the St. Louis area. Good fishing, broad meadows filled with wildlife, and plenty of recreational facilities make the park a favorite for people who want an adventure or just to get away.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“meramec river” (47 reviews)
“mountain biking” (12 reviews)
“great trails” (8 reviews)
1401 Kiefer Creek Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021-7338
+1 636-227-4433
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Castled State Park has wonderful trails to explore! There are also several very nice picnic areas and playgrounds.

Thank Barb F
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

My favorite place to go! The trails are made well, lots of trees, can get very busy on the weekends. Love to take my dogs there to hike.

Thank Rose P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a nice park positioned along the scenic Meramec River. There are places for the kids to play, shelters for group events, and many walking trails. Nestled in an urban area this park is a nice escape back to nature.

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Spend a wonderful day at the river, barbecuing and having a wonderful birthday party, walking thru nature and exercise... a good experience beautiful place

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The police do a good job of watching this area. With that said, they need too. Too much texting and driving thru here. I don't ride my bikes thru here any more because of the speedy teen age traffic

Thank got2bebiking
Reviewed 15 September 2017

No swilling but some nature trails and nice outdoor experience. Plenty of parking and a place to pick up intimation on the park. Picnicking tables and shady places to rest.

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This park is a hidden gem in West Co of St Louis. There are many trails that are great for biking and hiking - from the novice all the way up to expert. The beach area is nice but we don't swim in the meramec...More

Thank Mjallred
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We so enjoy the trails in Castlewood State Park. The flora is so gorgeous. Summer and fall are oour favorite times of year. The scenery, the bike trails, the views of the river from high atop the mountains, as well as the history offer an...More

Thank Lanny S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I have been to Castlewood many times and it has easy access from the hiways . The trails are marked well and the distances are easy for the novices to the hardcore hiker . I cannot wait till fall to see tge beautiful colors from...More

Thank Stagweiser25
Reviewed 7 September 2017

You can get several types of hikes in depending on the direction you go. clockwise around the park and you'll climb up all the stairs. Go the opposite way and you get a great big hill right away. Also great for mountain biking

Thank David S
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Jana H
29 August 2016|
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Response from Ernie B | Reviewed this property |
The floods mostly come in Spring. Mostly. October should be relatively safe. I don't recall the park flooding at any time during Autumn, at least not during recent history.
Deronius M
9 April 2015|
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Response from tdelbruegge | Reviewed this property |
i've never seen park rangers bully anyone there.