Route 66 State Park


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Route 66 State Park


Location:2 miles east of Eureka in St. Louis County.
Facilities:Picnic area, 2 shelters, boat ramp, hiking trails, bicycle trails, equestrian trails, visitor center.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding.
Special Features:Park commemorates US Route 66, the historic highway that ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. A portion of the original Route 66, including a historic bridge across the Meramec River, lies within park boundaries. Bridgehead Inn, a restored 1935 roadhouse, serves as visitor center, with interpretive exhibits about the highway. The park sits on the site of the former resort community of Times Beach, abandoned and demolished after dioxin contamination made it uninhabitable.
Address:97 N Outer Rd, Suite 1
Eureka, MO 63025

Phone:636-938-7198
Fax:636-938-7804
Web: www.mostateparks.com/route66.htm
Size: 419 acres.

See other parks in Missouri.
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EPA Region 7 has concluded after considering new soil sampling data and new toxicity information for dioxin that the cleanup conducted in the 1990s at the Route 66 State Park near Eureka, Mo., remains protective of human health and the park's current uses can continue.
Route 66 State Park was established by the State of Missouri in 1999 at the former town site of Times Beach, Mo., following a dioxin cleanup by EPA and MDNR.
For the June 2012 sampling at Route 66 State Park, EPA collected surface soils from a variety of representative locations, including trails, shelters, picnic areas, the playground, the proposed location for an off-leash dog park, underground utility line installation areas, former roadways and residential lots, and two outfalls near the Meramec River.