There are three stone shelters located on the north slopes of Mudlick Mountain
in Sam A. Baker State Park
, Missouri. The lowest of these shelters, which were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps
in the 1930's, is arguably the most scenic. It sits on the edge of a cliff almost three hundred feet above Big Creek Canyon
and it's lovely shut-ins. This is one of the most beautiful campsites in the midwest during the fall colors of late October.
The stone shelters
are three sided structures with a stone fireplace on each end. I spent the night in the lowest shelter after summiting Mudlick Mountain
in April of 2002 with nighttime tempuratures in the low fourties. I did not even get into my sleeping bag as we had a fire going in each fireplace making for a toasty shelter.
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