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).


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.

There is no railing on one side of the stairs and the river level changes, so be careful!
The platform leading up to the parking lot.
Looking from the parking lot to the marina.
It looks unstable, but it doesn’t move when walking on it. Just the same, its best not to look down!
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.
The building with the bar!
Looking down the steps.


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