explore the ozarks
Welcome to our little piece of heaven
FOOD & DRINK
The Ozarks are a beautiful place filled with rich history and plenty of delicious venues for food & wine! Here are a few of our favorites:
WINE & PUBS
Meramec Vineyards Restaurant & Winery
Public House Brewing Company: St James & Rolla
Belmont Vineyards & Restaurant
Country Bob's Diner (Breakfast & Country Favorites)
Cookin' from Scratch (Country Favorites)
A Slice of Pie (Lunch & Desserts)
HIKING, CAVES, & CAVERNS
The Ozarks are famous for rolling hills, caves & caverns, rivers, and state parks. Here are a few of our favorite!
Meramec Spring Park (20 min drive) Wheelchair accessible, beautiful springs and fish hatchery - take quarters for fish food!
Elephant Rocks State Park (60 min drive) Partially wheelchair accessible, great climbing, hiking, picnic spots. Kids LOVE this one!
Onondoga Cave State Park (30 min drive) Amazing cave tours, wheelchair accessible visitor center
Meramec Cavern (40 min drive) Open year round, largest and most rare cave formations in the world, not wheelchair accessible
FLOAT TRIPS & FISHING
Current River: Fast current, lots of natural springs, gorgeous scenery, cold water, great fishing. We love Acres Ferry Canoe & Kayak Rental (40 min drive) and fishing at Montauk State Park (30 min drive). Fishing license and gear available at Montauk. They also have a great restaurant with amazing breakfast!
Jack's Fork River: Clear water, great for swimming & float trips, beautiful scenery. We love Windy's Canoe & Kayak Rental in Eminence! Give yourself about 2 hours to get there, get unloaded, use the facilities, get ice etc., and make your float time.
Make sure to stop by Rocky Falls and Alley Spring!
We love to eat at the Dairy Shack in Eminence!
Meramec River: Great swimming river, slow moving, great for beginners. We love Huzzah Valley Canoes & Kayaks!
Belmont Vineyards is on your way back to the campground and they make amazing brick oven pizza and wine slushies!
BEACH & POOL
The Fugitive Beach named One of America's 7 Most Beautiful Swimming Holes. Incredible! Great owners, amazing spot!
LOCAL & NEARBY SHOPS
Reinkemeyer's Touch of Dutch Country Store
Eckert's Country Store & Farms 1 hr 15 min drive)
New Day Gluten Free (1 hr 15 min drive)
New Dimensional Christian Ministry
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints