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Jefferson Barracks Park

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In 1950, the Federal Government conveyed a tract of land to St. Louis County to operate as a historical park. In 1971, Jefferson Barracks County Park, the adjacent active military base, and several other adjoining land parcels were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Visitors to the park can enjoy the historical buildings and a museum in addition to scenic views of the Mississippi River. Additionally, the park is home to WWII and Civil War re-enactments every year. The fencing around the Scenic Overlook was constructed out of Civil War gun barrels.

Jefferson Barracks Park is part of the south county karst plateau, and numerous sinkholes are found throughout the park. Some of the sinkholes have been filled, and the remaining sinkholes often retain water which creates a natural wetland, adding to the diversity of the plants and animals found in the park.

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1.1 mi 1.8 km #1Dennis Schick Trail S.
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Lemay, MO
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1.1 mi 1.8 km Lemay, MO
1.6 mi 2.5 km #2Dennis Schick Trail N.
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Lemay, MO
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1.6 mi 2.5 km Lemay, MO
1.7 mi 2.7 km #3Mississippi River Greenway: Jefferson Barracks Section
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Lemay, MO
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1.7 mi 2.7 km Lemay, MO

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Outlook to Mississippi River
May 14, 2018 near Lemay, MO
It's quite beautiful near the Jefferson County Park section of the Mississippi River Greenway.
Jan 23, 2017 near Lemay, MO
Benches offer a nice break along the Mississippi River Greenway.
Jan 23, 2017 near Lemay, MO
Expect this concrete structure to mark the entrance to the Mississippi River Greenway at Jefferson County Park.
Jan 23, 2017 near Lemay, MO
The Mississippi River Greenway travels over this nice bridge near the water's edge.
Jan 23, 2017 near Lemay, MO
A sturdy bridge allows the Mississippi River Greenway to travel through this area.
Jan 23, 2017 near Lemay, MO
You can pick up the Mississippi River Greenway at Jefferson County Park.
Jan 23, 2017 near Lemay, MO
An informative kiosk lives near the entrance to the Mississippi River Greenway at Jefferson Barracks Park.
Jan 23, 2017 near Lemay, MO

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