Activities and Attractions
in Missouri's Lincoln Hills
There are approximately 2,000 eagles that migrate to the Middle Mississippi River Valley, making the region's overwintering population the second largest in the continental United States. There are a number of excellent sites to view our national symbol in Missouri's Lincoln Hills Area including Lock and Dam #25, Clarksville, and the Ted Shanks Conservation Area. Taking the Winfield Ferry into Illinois will lead visitors to Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, and the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway.
Camping options can be found at two Missouri State Parks. Cuivre River State Park is one of the state’s largest and most rugged parks and its Ozark-like terrain is a contrast to the rolling plains of northern Missouri. Mark Twain State Park gives visitors access to sprawling Mark Twain Lake, as well as unparalleled outdoors activities. In addition Missouri’s Lincoln Hills has a number of private campgrounds.
Ferries of the Middle Mississippi River Valley
There are 6 ferries, 2 free and 4 toll, that cross the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers in the Middle Mississippi River Valley. Two free ferries connect Jersey and Calhoun counties in Illinois. Two toll ferries connect Saint Charles County, Missouri with Jersey and Calhoun counties in Illinois. One ferry provides service between Ste. Genevieve, Missouri and Randolph County, Illinois and another connects Mississippi County, Missouri with Hickman, Kentucky.
Birders can find many opportunities in the Lincoln Hills Region of Missouri. Prime locations include Cuivre River State Park, Mark Twain Lake, and Ted Shanks Conservation Area.
VisitMO.com - The official Tourism site for the state of Missouri
visithannibal.com - Comprehensive guide for Hannibal maintained by the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau.
clarksvillemo.us - Comprehensive guide for the town of Clarksville provided by the City of Clarksville.
visitlouisianamo.com - Comprehensive guide for the town of Louisiana maintained by the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce.
cityofelsberry.com - Comprehensive guide for the town of Elsberry maintained by the city of Elsberry
byways.org - Comprehensive listing and descriptions of all of America's Scenic By-Ways provided by the Federal Highway Administration.