Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Arrow Rock, Missouri 65320

Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Arrow Rock State Historic Site Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Unlike the landscapes surrounding most campgrounds in this book, Arrow Rock isn’t a natural scenic wonder. Its campground is still a peaceful hideaway, but the area’s draw is its history.

The town’s name is derived from the nearby bluffs visible for miles on the Missouri River, which were noted on a 1732 French explorers map as Pierre a Flèche, or “rock of arrows.”"

Arrow Rock State Historic Site Trip Reports

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4/18/2009
Covered the 4 mi. plus 6 mi. Whispering Pines Trail in 4.5 hours with my brother. We carried about 25 pounds each in the rain in prep for a future 120 mile through hike. If you are going to do the 6 mi., you definitely need to do the additional 4 mi. in order to see some of the most beautiful areas I've seen in Missouri. It's a beautiful park and seems to have a nice scenic campground. This park lies very close to my brother, so I will be back to camp and see some more trails soon. Bring a lunch and 3 liters of h2o was plenty.
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5/1/2003

The trails at Hawn state Park are very fun. Some of them are fairly easy and others are more of a challenge the one's that are more of a challenge are much more beautiful. I can't remember the name of this one trail that I hiked on but it was a challenge and when I got to the top, I had a beautiful view. Their where azalas growing naturally and I also had a good view of Farmington Mo. The view I had was breathtaking. I only wish that I would of brought a camera with me that day.
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Trail Information

Arrow Rock
Nearby City
Year-round, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Season
RESTRICTIONS:  Pets: On 10 foot leash  Fires: In fire pits, Camping must comply with current firewood advisories  Alcohol: Allowed in campsites but not in parking lots  Vehicles: Up to 60 feet  Other: 15 day camping limit, 6 person limit per site
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