Something Klondike Park has that many other area parks don't is tall, rocky hills where visitors can see over the tops of trees which is especially advantageous for viewing autumn colors.
The park is a converted rock quarry. Some high, rocky bluffs overlook the heavily forested interiors. The water in the lake is clear enough to watch fish and some large turtles as well as the array of dragonflies. Of the seven or so short hiking trails, two are unpaved. The Lewis and Clark Trail runs parallel to Highway 94 and is the easiest and longest. The unpaved Hogsback Trail is the most scenic. Some mountain bike routes will test your skills.
Located in southwestern St. Charles County, Klondike Park is a 250-acre park, acquired by the County in 1999. This park lies adjacent to Highway 94, with access to the Katy Trail and the Missouri River. The Klondike Park site has, in the past, been heavily disturbed by quarry operations and is a study of nature's resiliency. Primitive, basic tent camping and camping cabins are all available for rental, and the new beautiful Curt Loupe Conference Center is available for meetings, special gatherings, and wedding ceremonies and/or receptions.
January 14th, 2013
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