Rock Bridge Memorial State Park Article

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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
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Rock Bridge in 2006
Map showing the location of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Map showing the location of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Map showing the location of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park (the US)
Location Boone, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 38°52′44″N 92°18′12″W / 38.87889°N 92.30333°W / 38.87889; -92.30333
ROCK BRIDGE MEMORIAL STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

38°52′44″N 92°18′12″W / 38.87889°N 92.30333°W / 38.87889; -92.30333
[1]
Area2,273 acres (9.20 km2) [2]
Elevation696 ft (212 m) [1]
Established1967 [3]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is a geological preserve and public recreation area encompassing 2,273 acres (920 ha), five miles (8.0 km) south of Columbia in Boone County, Missouri. The state park is noted for its excellent examples of karst landforms including the rock bridge, sinkholes, and an underground stream at the cave known as Devil's Icebox. The rock bridge was created by the collapse of a section of a cave which resulted in a small arch of rock being left to form a natural bridge over the creek. [4]

Activities and amenities

The boardwalk on the Devil's Icebox Trail gives access to the park's primary karst features and the opening at Connor's Cave. Park trails are available for hiking and cycling, and horseback riding is offered in the 750-acre (300 ha) Gans Creek Wild Area. [5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Rock Bridge Memorial State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Rock Bridge Memorial State Park: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Rock Bridge Memorial State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  5. ^ "Park Trails at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 9, 2014.

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