With more than twelve-hundred acres along the Meramec River, this park has something for everyone, including your little fur buddies as long as they are on a leash. Robertsville State Park in Robertsville, Missouri is as dog-friendly as any other Missouri state parks, but they go a bit further by including a section just for your pooch to explore by the campgrounds. However, they do not provide clean up bags, so be sure to bring along some of your own.
Some of the amenities you will find at the Robertsville State Park include several miles of hiking paths, playgrounds, campgrounds, cabins, restrooms, picnicking areas and pavilions, boating, swimming, and fishing. You can also go geocaching or metal detecting if you enjoy those activities. Others enjoy bird watching as there are over one hundred types of birds that visit the park. Make sure you bring along your binoculars and a camera.
If you are planning on going fishing, make sure to bring along your Missouri State fishing license or you risk getting a ticket with a pricey fine. In addition, keep Fido on a leash to keep him from bothering others who are trying their luck at catching their dinner. Nobody wants a dog getting tangled in their fishing line while trying to reel in a lunker. And yes, there are some big ones in the Meramec River including huge catfish, bass, carp, crappie, bluegill, sunfish, and many other species.
When you are done fishing, you can cook up your catch on one of the BBQ grills in one of the picnic areas or at one of the campgrounds if you plan on staying the night. Although the park is free, there is a small fee for camping, which you can reserve online or by calling the park office. When pitching your tent, make sure your pooch is restrained either by a leash or in a crate or kennel to prevent them from annoying other campers or the local wildlife.