There are several State Parks in close proximity to Route 66 in Missouri. We have listed all State Parks in order going from East to West as though you were traveling the route from St. Louis to Joplin, MO.
Route 66 State Park, Eureka, MO
While camping is not available at Route 66 State park in Eureka, Missouri it is still a must see. It is a great place for a picnic, a hike, or just take a stretch as you continue to head west. There is a mini-museum and gift shop for Route 66 memorabilia and beautiful grounds. The old route used to go through this area. Take a break and enjoy this park.
Robertsville State Park, Robertsville, MO
This 1200 + acre state park, nestled near the Meramac River offers camping, picnicking, hiking and fishing. The shaded basic and electric sites will give you a good nights rest on your journey.
Meramac State Park, Sullivan, MO
This state park offers visitors a variety of activities. You can camp, canoe, hike, backpack, take cave tours, fish or picnic. This park will definitely fulfill all your campers needs for fun. Its beautiful geological features make it one of the crown jewels of the State of Missouri.
Onondaga Cave State Park, Leesburg, MO
Missouri, "The Cave State", has over 5500 caves and Onondaga Cave stands out above all the rest. It is the home of tall stalagmites, dripping stalactites, active flowstones and many other colorful deposits. The natural bluff area of the park overlooks the scenic Meramec River in a panorama that will take your breath away.
Bennett Springs State Park, Lebanon, MO
In the 1800's, settlers found Bennett Springs to be the perfect setting for flour and grist mills. Today, campers and hikers marvel at the 100,000,000 gallons of water that flow from the spring each day. Campers will not only enjoy beautiful and scenic campsites but also will enjoy hiking and fishing in the cool clear water of the springs for rainbow trout.