Maramec Spring


Posted: August 3, 2019

Category: Missouri, View All

Meramec Township
St. James, MO. 65559
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Maramec spring is located on the Meramec river near St. James, Missouri in the east-central Ozarks. It is the 5th largest spring in the state with an average daily discharge of 153 cubic feet of water per second. The spring and 1800 acres (7.3 km²) are privately owned by the James foundation which maintains the area as a park open to the public. The Missouri Department of Conservation operates a trout hatchery and fishery at the spring. There are also ruins of a historic iron works, which took advantage of the available hydropower. The spring was declared a National Natural Landmark in October 1971.


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