The southeastern corner of Missouri, is a perfect destination for outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. Nowhere is this more true than at Elephant Rocks State Park in Belleview, Missouri.
Elephant Rocks is a fairly small State Park with only about 150 acres to explore. However, there is so much to see and do you could spend an entire day hiking, climbing, and playing within the park.
A favorite attraction in the park are the Elephant Rocks for which the park is named after. The Elephant Rocks are a series of boulders that look just like elephants lined up in a circus train.
The giant pink boulders were created from granite more than 1.5 billion years ago! The largest stands over 27 feet tall and weighs in at 680 tons. This massive rock formation, has earned the moniker of Dumbo and is a popular attraction for children and adults alike.
Visitors to Elephant Rocks State Park can easily view the granite boulders from the one-mile Braille Trail, designed to accommodate people with visual or physical disabilities. The trail passes by a quarry pond, which supports a variety of animal life and offers breathtaking views.
Other highlights of the park include, 150 year old rock carvings, an old quarry lake, and an abandoned engine house. As well as a beautiful picnic area and playground. With so much to see and do it’s easy to see why Elephant Rocks State Park is considered one of the most unique parks in the entire Midwest.
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