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Our app is your guide to the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Missouri"! We are conveniently located in the heart of the St. Francois Mountain range of the Ozark Plateau. With the highest mountains in Missouri, we are only 80 miles from the hustle and bustle of the city of St. Louis. Located within our region are three of the most beautiful Missouri State Parks; Johnson's Shut-ins, Elephant Rocks and Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. You'll also find the Mark Twain National Forest and the Ozark Trail, chief among the hiking trails in the Midwest. Our crystal clear Black River is the cleanest river for float trips in Missouri. Go horseback riding, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing and bird watching. We have more than just the "outdoor recreation capital" title. Travel to our region of Missouri and find a wide variety of lodging and accommodations and campgrounds, You'll find charming antique shops, fine restaurants, annual events and music festivals, live entertainment and a unique and fascinating history. Many travel to our region to see the Missouri historic towns, villages and landmarks. Visit Fort Davidson State Historic Site, scene of the Civil War Battle of Pilot Knob. Spend a day at Missouri Wineries nearby. Our region, a photographer's dream, is filled with picturesque architecture, scenic vistas and natural geologic wonders found nowhere else on earth.