1507 Martin Springs Dr.
Rolla, MO 65401
Phone: (573) 364-8200
Fax: (573) 364-8300
"A true recreational oasis", this 88 acre park features a skate park, sports fields, a 1.5-mile fitness trail, a small lake, a picnic shelter, playground equipment, and a water park.
Located near the very northern edge of the country, Fort Peck Indian Reservation is one of the largest parcels of land allotted to Native Americans in the country. The site itself has a tumultuous history, the locus of several conflicts between resident Siouan Indians and white settlers in the 19th Century. Today the land is occupied by members of the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes, spread out over its almost 3,300 square miles of land. In 2012, a group of 63 bison were released into a large game preserve just north of the territory, restoring a sliver of the region's native buffalo population under the management of the Fort Peck Reservation tribes.
The Meramec River flowing through the Maramec Spring Park creates an idyllic setting for visitors to savor the beauty of this Missouri locale. Owned and managed by the James Foundation, the park offers plethora of recreational activities including fishing and camping.