Mudlick Mountain CCC Shelters

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Missouri, United States, North America
Wayne County
670 ft / 204 m
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Mudlick Mountain CCC Shelters
Created On: Mar 7, 2006
Last Edited On: Mar 26, 2006
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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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Sam A. Baker State Park