Klondike Park has it all – fishing, camping, hiking, biking & more

Klondike Park Lake & Silica Sand

If you are looking to go to a park that looks like no other park in the state, visit Klondike Park in Augusta, Mo., on Highway 94.  There are places in this park that look like you could be on the moon or at least stranded out on a white sand desert somewhere far away.

This is because the park was built on what once was a sandstone quarry before it was acquired by St. Charles County. At one time it had been a mining community called Klondike.

Klondike, Mo., was above the Missouri River floodplain east of Augusta. A post office called Klondike was established in 1898 and remained in operation until 1943.

The quarry was a source of silica sand that was produced by quarrying and crushing the St. Peter Sandstone, a pure white type of sandstone.  

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