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Elephant Rocks State Park in Iron County is Shattering Attendance Records

(Graniteville) The winter is a good time to visit Missouri state parks if you don’t want to deal with the large spring and summer crowds.

However, that statement is not entirely true for all parks in the Show-Me State.

Brian Bethel is the administrator at Elephant Rocks State Park in Iron County.

He says attendance is at record highs at that park ever since the spring of 2020.

The elephant rocks were formed from 1.5-billion-year-old granite.

They are giant boulders that stand end-to-end like a train of circus elephants.

The park is in Iron County off Highway 21 in Graniteville.

Winter visiting hours are from 8 to 5 daily.

Expanded spring hours will start up on March 1st.

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