What to do in Jones-Confluence Point State Park

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The role that both rivers played in the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the history of the rivers are interpreted at the park in outdoor exhibits. A short interpretive trail takes visitors to the confluence point. Restoration of a natural floodplain, which will emphasize native vegetation and natural wetlands suitable for the site's current soil, topography and hydrology, is planned for the 1,118-acre park. This will include forests, prairies and marshes with abundant opportunity to preserve native plants. The park will provide opportunities for day-use activities such as nature study, river-related recreation and hiking. Interpretation on the river and the Lewis and Clark Expedition also will be provided. The park was opened to the public in 2004.

The confluence point also provides an excellent place for bird watching as millions of birds migrate along the Mississippi River corridor each spring and fall, while others reside in the area. Visitors to the park can relax and enjoy the many species of songbirds, shore birds, wading birds, waterfowl and raptors as they watch the rivers flow by.

Recreation
bird watching, hiking

Location
1000 Riverlands WayWest Alton, MO 63386

Climate
Missouri experiences four distinct seasons with an average yearly temperature of 54 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach 90 degrees F often and are plagued with high humidity levels. Nighttime lows during the summer dip slightly near 70 degrees. September brings cooler fall weather with less humidity. By October nights begin to cool significantly and the fall foliage changes to brilliant hues of orange, red and yellow. Winter months bring an average of 24 inches of snow and normal temperatures average between 20 and 45 degrees F. Spring is characterized by wet weather with temperatures reaching between 32 and 60 degrees F.

Address
1000 Riverlands Way
West Alton, MO 63386

Phone: 636-940-3325

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