One of the oldest Missouri Department of Conservation areas for forest and wildlife preservation,…More Rockwoods Reservation lives up to its reputation as a zenith for outdoor enthusiasts and naturalists. Its history tracks back to the 1700s when fur trappers passed through to sell their items to a "new settlement" called St. Louis.
Visitors will see remnants of former lime kilns, mining, and quarrying, admist butterfly gardens, prairie fields and feeding birds.
The Conservation Education Center on the property houses exhibits about the state's fish, forests and wildlife. It makes an excellent field trip for scout troops, school groups and other organizations. Advanced registration is preferred.