Eleven Point River area offers plenty besides floating

Here are some things to do if you are around the Eleven Point, and if not make the drive.

Grand Gulf State Park

Grand Gulf State Park is located four miles south of Koshkonong and six miles west of Thayer. It features a spectacular geological landscape that includes a sinkhole, cave, a natural bridge and a chasm or gulf.hdr_GrandGulf

It is said to be one of the most beautiful views in all of Missouri and has been nicknamed “The Little Grand Canyon.”

The Narrows

The Narrows is located in eastern Oregon County, just off Highway 142 East. It is a ridge of land that separates Frederick Creek from the Eleven Point River. This unique area features four springs that combine to release in excess of 100 million gallons of water each day.

The Narrows is noted for its unique and unusual aquatic growth, geological formations, remnants of a grist mill and an overlook of Blue Spring. The area can be reached by foot or boat.

Greer Spring

Fresh, cool water gushes from springs throughout Oregon County. The most famous of these is Greer Spring.

Located just north of Alton on Highway 19, Greer Spring is the second largest spring in Missouri. Once privately owned, the spring was purchased by the United States Forest Service in 1993. The spring is surrounded by 6,894 acres of scenic land and water.

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