Maramec Spring Park near St. James is a great spot to visit again and again, and perfect to take visitors to.
You can visit Maramec Spring, the 5th largest Spring in Missouri, view the fish hatchery, fish, and hike on several short trails
that can be combined to make a 3 mile loop. The new 1.6 mi Leatherbritches Trail begins at the quarry. In the winter, it is a perfect spot to watch bald eagles.
There is a $5 entrance fee per car.