Mastodon State Historic Site

Mastodon State Historic Site

Mastodon State Historic Site is located in Jefferson County, in Imperial Missouri. The entire 425-acre park is on the National Register of Historic Places because of the Kimmswick Bone Bed, a large deposit of Pleistocene fossils. The site's museum has a full-size replica of the mastodon skeleton that was found on the property.

Amenities of the Mastodon State Historic Site

Amenities: 425 acres of parkland, the Kimmswick Bone Bed, museum, a picnic area, several hiking and interpretive trails, and sites for special-use camping.

Mastodon State Historic Site Trails

The three hiking trails located at Mastodon State Historic Site are as follows: the Wildflower Trail which is .5 mile long and is ranked a "3" in difficulty on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most difficult. The Limestone Hill Trail is 2.25 miles long and is a "4" in difficulty. The Spring Branch Trail is .75 mile long and is a "1" in difficulty.

Visit Mastodon State Historic Site

The site grounds are open 8am to one-half hour after sunset, daily, year-round. The Museum has seasonal hours. See website for more information and current hours to visit the museum.

Mastodon State Historic Site Address and Phone Numbers

Mastodon State Historic Site
1050 Charles J. Becker Drive
Imperial, MO 63052
636-464-2976

Mastodon State Historic Site Related Links:

Missouri State Parks Website

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