From Dixon MO we drove the back roads to Steelville MO and used Candy Cane C.G that has only 20 sites some with full hook ups and some only with W/E,they also have a pool and new restrooms.
The price for P.A members on a P/T site with full hook ups was 13$ in he week days.
After a short rest we took off to the Information Center in Steelville and got some details on hikes,canoeing and floating in the area.
From there we drove to Maramec Spring Park just 12 Miles down the road.
The Park is an 1860 acres wild life refuge and park owned by the James Foundation and it is 5$ for a day use.
Maramec Springs is the 5th largest spring in the state of Missouri with an average daily flow of 96,000,000 gallons of water , the water bubbles up from more than 350 feet below the surface of the earth.
It is also one of 4 trout parks located in Missouri , the pools are full with different size of trout's before they are realised to the river.
The park also has a C.G,open pit quarry,shelters,picnic tables and an old iron factory.
It is very organized ,easy to hike/drive around and enjoy the beautiful shady ,green place.
We were lucky to take a shot of this colourful woodpecker sitting there posing for us.
On the way “home” we stopped next to an old cabin that was used by the settlers in the 18 century.
This was a great day and there was nothing better than to have a good meal with wine-LEHAIM…