Cliff Cave County Park is located in Oakville, MO along the Mississippi River. It is part of the St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department. Cliff Cave park has a very interesting history. One of the founders of St. Louis, John Baptiste D’Gamache received the cave as part of the Spanish Land Grant. Fur Trappers and fur traders operated a tavern only the property and used the cave as beer cellar. The park was also used by soldiers from Jefferson Barracks as a recreation area and they had a saloon there as well.
In 1969 the park was taken over by St. Louis County Parks in a Bond Issue. The park was officially opened to the public in 1977. The park was gated in 2009 to protect some of the archeological artifacts still within the park but also a population of Indiana Bats that have made the cave their home. The cave houses other animals as well now, including cave salamanders and isopods.
Cliff Cave park has beautiful views of the Mississippi River and has many walking/running trails. Fishing is available in the Mississippi river and there are lots of wildlife to see including deer and many birds.
Cliff Cave County Park is located at 806 Cliff Cave Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129. When you leave the park on Cliff Cave Rd and turn right onto Telegraph Rd and then take another right into the Dierbergs Shopping Center, you will reach the UPS Store located at 5640 Telegraph Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129.
When leaving the UPS Store you will turn right and head north on Telegraph Rd and turn left into the parking lot you will reach Frankie G’s Bar and Grill located at 4565 Chestnut Park Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63129.
Leaving Frankie G’s Bar and Grill by turning left onto Telegraph Rd and heading north, you will turn right into the parking lot and reach Dairy Queen Grill & Chill located at 4312 Telegraph Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129.
Leaving Dairy Queen and turning left onto Telegraph Rd and heading South you will then turn right onto Baumgartner Rd and heading west on Baumgartner you will reach Semco Plastic Co located at 5301 Old Baumgartner Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129.
If you leave Semco Plastic Co and turn right on Old Baumgartner Rd and then take the northbound exit on I-55, who will then take the I-270 north and west exit towards Chicago and then exit at Gravois Rd. Once on Gravois Rd you will travel to the intersection with Lindbergh Blvd where you will take a left onto Lindbergh blvd and then immediately turn right into the parking lot and arrive at Sunset Hills Spine and Joint Center located at 4434 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63127.
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