10 State Parks Near St. Louis That You Should’ve Visited By Now

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Nothing can help a dweller of city or suburbia recharge like a day (or two) out in nature -- and a getaway may be much more convenient than you think. These state parks are not only gorgeous, but they're also extremely close to St. Louis, which gives you no excuse not to visit them. Whether you want to hike, bike, ride horses, camp, swim, boat, fish, float or really any other outdoor activity, there is a state park less than 90 minutes away from St. Louis. So grab those car keys -- you have some exploring to do.

Information courtesy of Missouri State Parks.

August 31, 2016

Photos by Missouri State Parks unless otherwise noted.