Elephant Rocks State Park
Elephant Rocks State Park

Elephant Rocks State Park

Elephant Rocks is just up the road from Johnson Shut-ins. This Missouri state park consists of a large outcropping of round granite boulders just sitting on top a large granite shelf. Most of these boulders are bigger than the animal that lends the place it's name. A braille loop walking trail begins at the parking lot/picnic area. Not only are the huge rocks singularly amazing, the view from the top of the hill is worth the hike.

Bouldering is allowed on the rocks themselves but not in the quarry also located in the park. You may picnic, but camping is not allowed.

Elephant Rocks is located in the Southeast Region of Missouri on Highway 21 near Graniteville. It is also near another Top 10 Attraction, Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park. While you are in the area, don't neglect to visit Taum Sauk Mountain State Park containing the highest point in Missouri and Taum Sauk Electric Dam.

For More Information:

Elephant Rock State Park Web Site
Missouri Department of Conservation Office--573-226-3616