Grand Gulf State Park

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Grand Gulf State Park

Location:6 miles west of Thayer, off Highway W in Oregon County.
Facilities:Picnic sites, hiking trails, scenic overlooks.
Activities:Hiking, picnicking.
Special Features:Often referred to as Missouri's "Little Grand Canyon," Grand Gulf was created when the ceiling of a giant cave collapsed. A section of remaining roof forms one of the largest natural bridges in Missouri, spanning 200 feet with an opening 75 feet high and 50 feet wide. The gulf winds for a mile through vertical walls as high as 130 feet. Boardwalks allow visitors to descend partway into the chasm.
Address:Rt 3, Box 3554
Thayer, MO 65791

Size: 322 acres.

See other parks in Missouri.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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