Meramec Marina – 6/18/2016

The Meramec Marina is a hidden gem in the St. Louis area. Its on the Meramec river near George Winter park on Highway 30 (Gravois).

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One of the things that makes the marina so great is that we can paddle to it. From where I typically put in on the river, its a 4 mile paddle downriver. Of course, what would a marina be without beer and pizza. So when we visit, we get a beer and pizza to celebrate getting there. Its got a pretty laid back atmosphere. I think they’re always a little surprised to see a canoe pull up and tie off to stay for a bit.

There isn’t much about it online, so here are a few photos of it for you’re viewing pleasure.

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There is no railing on one side of the stairs and the river level changes, so be careful!

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The platform leading up to the parking lot.

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Looking from the parking lot to the marina.

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It looks unstable, but it doesn’t move when walking on it. Just the same, its best not to look down!

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Lots of boats docked here during the summer. I hear there is a waiting list, but I don’t have a motorboat, so I’ve not asked.

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The building with the bar!

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Looking down the steps.

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