Meramec access points (mile by mile)

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by TheMadCatter, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. TheMadCatter

    TheMadCatter New Member

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    i have been looking for a list of access points to the meramec, and finally found this one. looks like its all there but it may be missing a few, who knows. at any rate it is the most complete list ive seen, and may help some guys looking for places to bank fish. please keep in mind some of these spots are listed as private access, so check ahead before using any of the ones marked as such.

    MERAMEC ACCESS-

    -Short Bend low water bridge just off SH 19 at 0.0 miles;
    -SH 19 bridge at 0.8 miles;
    -MDC Short Bend Access at 0.9 miles;
    -Highway M low water bridge at 6.3 miles;
    -Cook Station low water bridge at 8.7 miles;
    -Wesco low water bridge at 13.7 miles;
    -Low water bridge between Wesco and Highway U at 16.7 miles;
    -MDC undeveloped Wesco Access at 16.9 miles;
    -Highway U low water bridge at 18.7 miles; MDC Woodson K. Woods Access on river right (off Highway 8) at 26.2 miles (this is the ideal first put-in for most paddlers and trips);
    -MDC Scotts Ford Access on river left at 35.1 miles (Adventure Outdoors private access);
    -Cowboys private campground/livery at 41.1 miles;
    -MDC Riverview Public Access (from Highway O off about 6 miles off SH 19) at 42.3 miles;
    - Fishing Spring Road Access at 46.8 miles;
    -Bird's Nest Campground, St. Louis-San Francisco R.R. and county road bridges and City park on river right at 50.0 miles;
    -Garrison Canoe & Campground (private) at 55.3 miles;
    -Saranac Spring Campground on river left at 59.1 miles;
    -Onondaga State Park Highway H low water bridge on river left at 68.4 miles;
    -Ozark Outdoors (private camp) on river right at 68.4 miles;
    - MDC Campbell Bridge Access at 73.7 miles;
    -Blue Springs Ranch (private campground/livery) at 78.0 miles;
    - MDC Blue Springs Access at 78.5 miles;
    -Blue Springs Access (under development) at 78.6 miles;
    - MDC Sappington Bridge Access at 83.2 miles; Meramec State Park boat ramp at park entrance from Hwy. 185 at 88.0 miles;
    -Meramec River State Park picnic ground on river left at 88.2 miles;
    -Meramec State Park boat ramp on river left at 90.0 miles (watch for rock dike on river left);
    - Private canoe park on river left at 92.0 miles;
    -Concrete boat ramp (private) on river left at 92.1 miles;
    - Large gravel bar on river left immediately below bluff (State park property ­ camping not authorized) at 93.3 miles;
    -Meramec Caverns and La Jolla Springs Access on river left at 94.3 miles;
    - MDC Sand Ford Access off Highway W at 94.4 miles; Pickle Ford (Huff Ford) Access (fair condition) on river left at 101.7 miles;
    -Highway K bridge access on river right (reached by Project Road off Highway K) at 112.3 miles; SH 30 / 47 bridge (private access) at 117.3 miles;
    -Bruns Bridge (private campground) at 123.8 miles;
    -MDC River 'Round Wildlife Area Access at 127.2 miles;
    -Hillcrest Park (private access) at 131.4 miles;
    -St. Louis-San Francisco R.R. bridge access at 132.4 miles;
    -MDC Chouteau Claim Access at junction with Bourbeuse River (on county road and bridge 0.4 mile up the Bourbeuse River) 132.8 miles;
    -Robertsville State Park access at 136.0 miles;
    -MDC Catawissa Wildlife Area Access on river right at 142.7 miles;
    -Highway F bridge (private access) at 145.3 miles;
    - Pacific Palisades Wildlife Area concrete ramp on river left at 147.3 miles;
    -Allenton access on cement ramp at 154.2 miles;
    - Highway 66 bridges and MDC Times Beach Access on river left. at 161.0 miles;
    -Castlewood State Park access at concrete ramp (park is off Kiefer Creek Road) at 169.0 miles;
    -Green Tree Park (off Marshall Road) at 173.5 miles;
    -Unger Park on river left at 175.0 miles;
    -Ackerman access at IH-44 bridge at 176.0 miles;
    -New Highway 30 bridge on river left (downstream from old Highway 30 bridge) at 179.4 miles;
    -Flamm City Access on river right below SH 231 bridge (last access above Mississippi River) at 192.0 miles
     
  2. wabah58

    wabah58 New Member

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    They missed the access point in Arnold, just above Flam city ramp. At The bridge at Jeffco. Boat ramp there too. Just past the little car dealer there is the Arnold city park/Dog park, as soon as you turn off into the park, make a quick left, that takes you to the boat ramp, plenty of places to bank fish there too, I've had some decent luck fishing there for eater channels last year.

     

  3. Dredge

    Dredge Member

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    I live between the Arnold and Telegraph bridges.The only problem with the Arnold bridge ramp,is,it's one very steep grade.Other than that,it' a a fine public acess.
     
  4. wabah58

    wabah58 New Member

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    Yes, for sure it's a steep grade. I used it last Friday wasn't too bad. I launched at Flamm but trailered at that Arnold ramp, (Don't ask):angry: When the water level gets low, there is a huge drop off on that ramp. It's like they didn't slope the concrete at the very end, and it's a straight down drop. I've seen that ledge do some axle damage on a couple trailers.
     
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  5. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I don't see George Winter Park Ramps or the ramp at the marina across from GW.
     
  6. TheMadCatter

    TheMadCatter New Member

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    yeah, i had noticed that one too. but its still got more listed than ive come accross yet. thats why the boc is great, because im sure they forgot a couple other spots and with all the guys on here who would notice we could probably have a real complete list before this thread dies.
     
  7. TheMadCatter

    TheMadCatter New Member

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    are you talking about the ramp in the park that is next to powder valley?
     
  8. wabah58

    wabah58 New Member

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    Im not sure where Powder Valley is, the ramp is off Jeffco before the bridge that crosses over to St.Louis County. There is a Convience Gas Station, little car lot, soccer field across street, tattoo parlor across the street, Dollar General store close.
     
  9. Rollinunknown

    Rollinunknown New Member Supporting Member

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    We just put in down there last week.We tested the boat out of the shop and GW was crazy packed ive never seen the ramps so full of people who couldint back up... but i did have a great time we went from GW all the way down to MC Donalds down town on 9 gallons there and back.
     
  10. TheMadCatter

    TheMadCatter New Member

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    nope thats not it, so thats three missed so far . i didnt notice that one near powder valley on there either. oh well, this is how the list will get to be complete. thanks wabah
     
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  11. Snagman23

    Snagman23 Active Member

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    there is no ramp in castlewood state park anymore since it filled in several years ago