|A view of the breached dam at the Silver Mines Recreation Area.|
|A dragonfly paused long enough to give me this shot.|
|A member of the "indigenous" population takes a sun.|
|Yes. That's a scorpion. In Missouri...|
Overall this is one of my favorite spots to visit and I certainly hope I didn't scare anyone with the shifting rocks, slippery outcrops, snakes and scorpions (dangers exist in all of the great outdoors), there is just so much to see and do. The whole family enjoys looking through the rocks, searching for that next shiny little "gem" and the wildlife certainly can keep you on your toes. When you couple that with magnificent views, a mine that can provide you a bit of A/C, a cooling river that you can take a wade in (but be careful of the current and dropoffs) and some wonderful plants and rock outcrops to explore, it's hard not to have a great family time!
|All the action can exhaust even Hyatt, our border collie... And that's TOUGH!|
Happy trails and watch where you step!
- Local Treks on facebook
- Silver Mines Recreational Area Webpage
- Click here for Silver Mines Area Map
- Federal Regulations on "Rock Hounding"
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Other Nearby Parks/Recreational Areas:
- Millstream Gardens Conservation Area
- Amidon Memorial Conservation Area (more on this area soon another one of my FAVES!)