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Review of Montauk State Park

Montauk State Park
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Salem
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Owner description: Wet a line at one of the Midwest’s premier trout-fishing destinations at Montauk State Park. Located an easy ride from St. Louis, the park’s waters are stocked each night from an on-site hatchery. Want more than day of fishing? Stay overnight at the park’s motel, campground or cabins. Want to do something other than fish? Montauk State Park’s hiking trails will take you in and around the scenic Pigeon Creek basin.
York, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

As a solo cyclist I arrived there in thunder and lightening to be greeted by the bubbly and helpful Katy Holmer. She acceded to my request to put my little tent in the Picnic Shelter area and gave me directions and site information...plus a map of Missouri! The site has a useful General Store (Lodge) and wi-fi. Got a good night's sleep into the bargain as well. All for $13.

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Tony I
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Rogers, Arkansas
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“very crowded in July weekend”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The park is spread out and very pretty. There is camping or a room at the lodge. The lodge has a restaurant and also a cafe area for quick snacks. The ice cream cones are hand dipped. There are cabins availabe as well. The trout fishing is pretty good. It was very crowded the weekend we were there. The camping area was at capacity. We did enjoy some nice fishing anyway and a quiet picnic spot. Its worth a stop. The head of the spring is worth the short walk. There are many walking trails as well.

Visited July 2014
Thank Rachel C
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Salem, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great destination!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Like to fish, think hiking is the thing, or do you just like to hang out? Montauk is your place. For one thing it is a great place to try out your skills as a trout fisherman or woman. You can also see how the trout are managed on the fishery side. The kids love to feed them. The Park has several options for your accomodations from hotel rooms, to cabins, to a beautiful campground. The restaurant and snack bar are great too. Besides being the jumping off point for the Current River float trips, you can also spend the day playing on the banks of the river right in the park. Fall is a beautiful time of year to hike the surrounding hills with the trees sporting fall colors and feeling a slight chill in the air. Come to Mantauk. You won't regret it.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank SassyTraveler2
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Keosauqua, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Ok service, awful food.”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Four of us had the Chicken & Dumbling special...had virtually no chicken in it (a few shreds, all together about 1/2 of the size of a AAA battery) and the dumblings tasted like paste. The salad bar was the only thing worth eating. What's with this place? Don't they care? The breakfasts are okay, but the dinners are terrible (unless you want a hamburger.)

Visited April 2014
Thank JDG48
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Park”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We live close to Montauk State Park, so we go just to take in the beauty and peacefulness. Many people camp here. They have a fish hatchery, trails, RV sites, playgrounds, fishing, and a lodge for meals and fishing supplies.

Visited October 2013
Thank Shannon W
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