Sharing the Adventure Beyond Castlewood Missouri

Photos, maps, information and links to sites for parks, trails and rivers Beyond Castlewood Missouri.
Photo: High Falls State Park on a cloudy day in January.
Beyond Castlewood - August 29, 2017
Rockford Beach Park on the Big River in Jefferson County, Missouri.
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Sharing stories and photos from the past and present of Castlewood Missouri.
Photo: Castlewood bluffs overlooking the Meramec River Saturday after a snow storm Friday, February 16. The snow was melting fast in the warm sunny afternoon.

Castlewood & Beyond

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Africa - Morocco

Marrakech and Imlil - Morocco
Photo: Overlooking Marrakech, Morocco December 2022.

California - Yosemite NP

Photo: Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park on a hot day in late June 2016.

Canada - British Columbia

Hiked to the first peak of Stawamus Chief with my son and his dog on National Trails day. Squamish, British Columbia
Photo: View of the Stawamus Chief second peak from the first. The hike to the first peak is a 1.5 kilometre trail with an elevation gain of 540 meters.

Colorado - Rocky Mountain NP

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Photo: Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park September 2015.


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London UK - Sicily and Palermo, Italy - Munich, Germany
Photo: Faraglioni di Scopello, Sicily. - Hiking seven kilometers along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the Zingaro Nature Reserve, Sicily.

Florida Parks and Beaches

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Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Myakka River State Park and, Highlands Hammock State Park, Rainbow Springs State Park.
Photo: Spring and swimming area at Rainbow Springs State Park. January 2024.


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High Falls State Park and Cloudland Canyon State Park
Photo: Hemlock Falls at Cloudland Canyon State Park on a cloudy afternoon January 12, 2022.


Shoshone Falls and Salmon River
Photo: Hint of a second rainbow in the mist of Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho.

Illinois Parks, Hikes and Historic Sites

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Photo: Panther Den Wilderness on the River to River Trail in the Shawnee National Forest the last day of 2021.

Missouri Parks, Rivers and Hikes

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Photo: Hickory Canyons - Box canyons, waterfalls and creeks located less than a mile from two trailheads located on either side of Sprott Road.

Missouri Springs, Mills and Historic Sites

Bennett Spring State Park
26250 MO-64A, Lebanon, MO 65536
Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos
100 St. Joseph Hill Road, Pacific, MO 63069
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
113 Bollinger Mill Rd, Burfordville, MO 63739 The Burfordville Covered Bridge that spans 140ft across the Whitewater River is the oldest of only four remaining covered bridges i...
Fort D Historic Site
920 Westport St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Fort Belle Fontaine
13002 Bellefontaine Road, St. Louis, MO 63138 First US military installation west of the Mississippi River, established in 1805.
Hodgson Water Mill
Located on Highway 181 in Richland Township, Missouri. Constructed in 1882.
Turners Mill Waterwheel and Spring
Located about 15 miles south of Winona, Missouri on Highway 19, left on Forest Road 3152, right on Forest Road 3190 to the Eleven Point River access and a short trail to the waterw...
Topaz Mill and Spring
Established in 1895, located in Douglas County on County Road E, south of 76 west of 181, Vanzant, Missouri. The Topaz Spring feeds into the North Fork River. GPS: 36.946108,...
Greer Spring and Trail
The second largest spring in Missouri with an average daily flow of 222 million gallons from two outlets about 250 feet apart. The spring is 0.9 miles from the trailhead located...
Falling Spring
Located about 10 miles south of Winona, Missouri on Highway 19.
Pulltite Spring
Located across the river from the Pulltite Campground in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
Maramec Spring Park
21880 Maramec Spring Drive, St. James, MO 65559
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge
State Historic Site located on Old Lemay Ferry Road, Goldman, MO The Sandy Creek Covered Bridge is one of only four remaining covered bridges in Missouri. Related: Burfordville...
Cave Spring
Located on the Current River - Devils Well
Welch Spring
Located on the Current River at Akers in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways - History of Welch Hospital
Big Spring
Located 4 miles south on Hwy 103 from Hwy 60 west of the Current River at Van Buren Missouri in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Round Spring
Located on the Current River at Hwy 19 north of Eminence Missouri.
Blue Spring
Located on the Current River east of Eminence Missouri on Hwy 106 in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
Alley Spring
Located 6 miles west of Eminence Missouri on Hwy 106 in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
In 1905 Robert McClure Snyder began construction on the mansion. A year later he was killed in an automobile accident and the castle remained unfinished for sixteen years. In 19...


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Cannon Beach and waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Photo: Multnomah Falls, 611 feet tall and located off of I-84 just 30-minute east of Portland, Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Tennessee National and State Parks

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Fall Creek Falls, Cummins Falls and Burgess Falls State Park.
Photo: Cummins Falls, nine miles north of Cookeville, Tennessee on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River.

Utah - Arches NP

Photo: Broken Arch in Arches National Park June 2016.

Washington, Pacific North West

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Photo: Kalaloch Beach on the Pacific Ocean by the Kalaloch Lodge in the Olympic National Park.

Wyoming - Grand Teton - Yellowstone

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Photo: Wanting to get away from the crowded holiday weekend in Yellowstone, Friday afternoon my son and I went to a ranger station to register for a backcountry permit. There were several sites available, from a mile to a 10 mile hike in. We chose Backcountry Campsite 2H4 on Hellroaring Creek, two-and-a-half miles from the Hellroaring Trailhead. The trail was easy to follow, crossing the Yellowstone River on a foot bridge and passing small herds of bison and pronghorn along the way.