Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Missouri State Park
Rock Bridge from east.jpg
Rock Bridge in 2014
Country United States
State Missouri
County Boone
Elevation 696 ft (212 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°52′44″N 92°18′12″W / 38.87889°N 92.30333°W / 38.87889; -92.30333Coordinates: 38°52′44″N 92°18′12″W / 38.87889°N 92.30333°W / 38.87889; -92.30333 [1]
Area 2,273 acres (920 ha) [2]
Established 1967
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Location in Missouri
Website: Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Missouri consisting of 2,272.83 acres (919.78 ha) located in Boone County approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Columbia, Missouri. The park is noted for its excellent examples of karst landforms including the rock bridge, sinkholes, and an underground stream at the cave known as Devil's Icebox.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers several trails for hiking and cycling. The boardwalk on the Devil's Icebox Trail allows visitors to see the park's primary karst features and explore the cave opening at Connor's Cave. Horseback riding is offered in the 750-acre (300 ha) Gans Creek Wild Area.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rock Bridge Memorial State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "State parks...estimated acres" (PDF). Revised Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: 2008-2012. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. pp. 142–143. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rock Bridge Memorial State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Park Trails at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 

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