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Current River State Park

Shannon County Rd. 19 D, Salem, MO
+1 573-858-3015
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Dirty dancing anyone?

Come down that long gravel road and make the turn to the left brings you back to another time in... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Belleville, Illinois
via mobile
My favorite river in MO to float

This is always a fun river to float, either a raft or canoe....we have used both. It is especially... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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With views of the scenic Current River and a history as a corporate retreat, Current River State Park offers a peaceful haven for today’s visitor. The park is built around the former retreat of the Alton Box Board Co. of Alton, Ill. Constructed during the late 1930s and early 1940s, the Alton Club buildings themselves reflect the rustic architectural style used by the National Park Service in the early part of the 20th century. Today’s visitors to Current River State Park can enjoy hiking trails, two lakes and picnic sites. Park staff provides tours of the historic Alton Club buildings and explains the park’s history.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good17%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Shannon County Rd. 19 D, Salem, MO
+1 573-858-3015
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Come down that long gravel road and make the turn to the left brings you back to another time in history. An Alton Illinois box company found this gem location next to current river. What is left is a view of their gentlemen club. Cabins,...More

Thank R2Ontheroad
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is always a fun river to float, either a raft or canoe....we have used both. It is especially beautiful in the fall. The colorful autumn foliage is outstanding

Thank got2bebiking
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The road is so bad we had a flat tire and no phone service for AT&T or Verizon for Help. No one around the park. Nothing excessible. Rediculious park with sooo much potential.

Thank singingladylinda
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We went here for about an hour due it being closed because of flooding. It looks like a beautiful park and will come back another time

Thank Mamapapa6kids
Reviewed 2 March 2017

they have closed the roads now but it was the most amazing places id had ever seen. Cliifs that seemed they went all the way to Heaven. The clearest water.ild horses that ran in the fields so free.

Thank Rhonda D
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Stopped by this Park to see if we could fish but the road was so rough we were scared that we would damage our SUV.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is the least welcoming State Park I've been to in MO and I've been to well over 60 of them (of the 88) at the time of this review. We visited Mother's Day weekend 2016 as we were camping at nearby Pulltite. We drove...More

1  Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The drive into park is a long one on a gravel road. As you approach the park, it is a beautiful entranceway with stone features & a peaceful lake view. As you pass by the lake, views of the Current River peek through the trees....More

Thank kaw07
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Construction workers were working hard to finish up several new information kiosks and getting the park ready for general use by the end of August (their estimate). The park is open but the buildings are locked up. I was there on a weekday. There may...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

So this is our favorite park to visit. We prefer floating Akers to Poltite, we get a canoe at Poltite and have them bus is to the start. This year it was $48. Totally worth it. We caught the 12:00 shuttle, we were the last...More

1  Thank Nick P
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