Thursday, June 25, 2020

Visit Missouri-Klondike Park St. Charles County

Klondike Park Meeting Facility

On a recent beautiful June afternoon,  my friend and I ventured out into Missouri Wine Country.  After a wonderful lunch at a winery overlooking the Missouri River Valley, we stopped at Klondike park for a bit of hiking and photography.

Location of Park

Klondike park is located in St. Charles county just 14 miles south of the 40/94 interchange.  It is a wonderful location with over 250 acres nestled in the middle of Missouri Wine Country.

Boat Ramp

As we left the winery we took the first exit we saw for the park and found that this exit really just led to the boat ramp with access to the Missouri river and not into the park itself.  We decided to get out for a few minutes to photograph the river from this vantage point.

There is a power plant in this area and from the boat ramp we got a good view of the power plant across the river.
We had really wanted the main entrance to the park so we got back in the car and went down hwy 94 for about 1/4 of a mile and we came to the main entrance.

Features of Klondike Park

The park has a modern meeting facility (pictured at the beginning of this page) that is perfect for both family and business meetings.

One of the key features of the park is the beautiful bluffs overlooking the Missouri River valley.  There is a paved path that you can hike to the top of the bluffs for some scenic views of the area.

Hiking and Biking Trails

There are more than 4 miles of natural and paved trails for hiking and biking.  The trail pictured above is one that we took to go down to the river.  It was an unpaved path that went down a rather steep hill before it crossed the Katy Trail and eventually ended up at the river.

Katy Trail

The Katy Trail is a 237 mile hiking and biking trail that goes across most of Missouri.  Over half of the trail follows the path that explorers Lewis and Clark took along the Missouri River.

Camping at Klondike Park

If you are looking for a place to stay, Klondike park offers camping facilities including, 6 rustic cabins, 43 campsites, restrooms and showers.

Other facilities include:
  • Picnic shelters
  • Playgrounds for children
  • Large lake that is fully stocked

Unique Birding/Wildlife Area

We found there were numerous opportunities to take photographs.  There were many fields with wildflowers and birds.

Image from Klondike Park

Here is a canvas I found on Amazon which depicts a scene from Klondike Park.  Klondike Park is just north of Augusta, Missouri.

Here is a book with information on day hiking trips in Missouri.




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8 comments:

  1. Oh this looks like a lovely place to hang out for a day or two. When my family was much younger, we would go camping on a weekend, pick a place and off we went. Some of the nicest places we found were just a few hours from home. Your pictures are always beautiful and those bluffs are incredible. Thanks for the tour.

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  2. You know how much we enjoy traveling. While this would be a bit far for us for a day trip, it would make a lovely destination for an overnight stay. I find the idea of a cabin in the Klondike Park very appealing. It looks like a beautiful place to explore!

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  3. I am familiar with the Katy Trail (having lived in Missouri), but don't think I have ever visited Klondike Park. I will have to check it out on my next visit to St. Louis. Fun travelogue via your photos, Mary Beth.

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  4. Sounds like a beautiful place for a day trip or weekend stay!

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  5. Very beautiful, I would love to visit - I haven't heard of the Katy Trail or Klondike Park until this!

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  6. What a beautiful place, I would love to visit. It seems like you could spend a couple of days there to enjoy the natural beauty. I would love to spend some time exploring Katy Trail. As always beautiful photos. Thanks for the tour!

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  7. You find the loveliest places to visit and showcase. Thanks for taking us along on your explorations.

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  8. I so appreciate that you capture and share the natural beauty of your surroundings during your outings!

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