LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

The area has several attractions to visit while you are enjoying your stay with us

MUSEUMS, HISTORIC SITES, PARKS & OUTDOOR AREAS

JOHNSON’S SHUT-INS

It is about 11 miles from Deer Creek Campground

The wilderness qualities and geology of Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park and the surrounding St. Francois Mountains make this park a special place to visit. Its rugged character provides the perfect backdrop for, hiking, picnicking, splashing in the shut-ins, exploring nature or just relaxing.

https://mostateparks.com/park/johnsons-shut-ins-state-park

ELEPHANT ROCKS

It is about 20 miles from Deer Creek Campground

The elephant rocks, which were formed from 1.5-billion-year-old granite, are giant boulders that stand end-to-end like a train of circus elephants. The rocks have created formations that intrigue geologists, are popular with history buffs interested in the past quarrying and fascinate children who love to climb on and between the boulders.

https://mostateparks.com/park/elephant-rocks-state-park

TAUM SAUK MOUNTAIN

It is about 10 miles from Deer Creek Campground

Mountain in Iron county, southeastern Missouri, U.S., highest point (1,772 feet [540 m]) of the St. Francois Mountains and of the state. Centerpiece of Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, it is part of the main uplift of the forested Ozark Mountains and lies 90 miles (145 km) south of St. Louis. The name of Sauk (Sac) probably refers to the Native American name meaning “outlet.”

https://mostateparks.com/park/taum-sauk-mountain-state-park

SHEPARD’S MTN – Mtn Bikes Trails

It is about 13 miles from Deer Creek Campground

The brand-new Shepherd Mountain Bike Park in Ironton, MO will feature some of the most steep, technical and gnarly riding anywhere between the Appalachians and the Rockies.

https://www.visitarcadiavalley.info/mtbpark

MINA SAUK FALLS

It is about 15 miles from Deer Creek Campground

The Mina Sauk Falls Trail is a steep, rocky route through forest to the highest waterfall in Missouri. Along the trail, there are excellent views of the surrounding mountains when passing through glades strewn with rocks.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/missouri/mina-saulk-falls-trail

FORT DAVIDSON STATE HISTORIC SITE

It is about 20 miles from Deer Creek Campground.

Scene of civil war battle of pilot knob in 1864. confederate troops attacked fort and over 1000 men were killed or wounded in fierce fighting, ended in defeat for confederates. visitor center and picnicking. season: year-round. price: free.

On Highway V, off Highway 21, Pilot Knob MO 573-546-3454

https://www.mostateparks.com/battle-pilot-knob-state-historic-site