A lovely, varied park. Shame about the feral hogs, though.

Mudlick Mountain, the centerpiece of the park, is at times impressively steep and rocky (image above). It's a big reason to go.

The park is quite a way from St. Louis, although it's a better drive now that MO 67 is four-lane to Poplar Bluff:

As always, the Missouri Deparment of Natural Resources' web site has plenty of information.

There's a lot of variety to the park. Lots of steep, forested hillsides:

But surprisingly few vistas because the forest is so thick. But at one spot, it's possible to catch a view of Big Creek, which runs through the park, and which is popular with campers:

The park has a lot of surviving CCC construction. These camping shelters are Missouri hiking landmarks: