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Access to Klondike Park in Augusta?


I've read the comments about Klondike Park and would like some clarification about where to access it from the trail and how difficult the hill is. We may be renting a cabin there but our trip itinerary requires a pretty long ride the day we will be arriving and we're a little worried about what we'll be facing when we're tired at the end of the day. Not to mention we'll have two pre-teen kids with us as well.

The description on this web site says "Look for the Klondike sign at mile 64.1 by the cement silos, or by the boat ramp around mile 63." Does that mean riding on Hwy 94 to get to the park? The map of the park (see below) shows a separate access directly to Katy Trail but that might be a hiking trail (?). If it's the bike access up to the park, exactly how long and steep is it and is it something we'd need to walk our bikes up if necessary? Thanks in advance. Here are the maps of the park:


http://parks.sccmo.org/parks/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=25

or go to this link and click on "Map of Park" http://parks.sccmo.org/parks/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7
posted May 8 2009 10:38AM - HJ51

The direct access is paved, it is at MM 64.1, it is steep, though not very long maybe 500' feet. The other access around MM 63 is flatter, though much longer. Neither require you to get out on 94. The cabins are nearest MM64.1, but not sure about check in procedures there as you(or someone) may have to go to the conference center for check in.
posted May 8 2009 11:10AM - stevie, saint louis

FYI, I believe these cabins are "camper cabins", which at a minimum you need to have your own sleeping bag.
posted May 8 2009 11:24AM - stevie, saint louis

FYI, I believe these cabins are "camper cabins", which at a minimum you need to have your own sleeping bag.
posted May 8 2009 11:24AM - stevie, saint louis

Great choice, Klondike Park is beautiful and your party will love it.

The main entrance to the park is located off MO-94, and the park is on top of the hill. The boat ramp is at the bottom of the hill right next to MO-94 away from the main entrance. You can access to the park and the boat ramp directly from Katy Trail because the trail runs right into it. If you are heading from west to east (from Clinton to St. Charles), you will run into the park access on your left. It's right on the trail and is a black, paved, and stiff driveway with a "Klondike Park" sign posted right on the trail. (If you hit the boat ramp on your right from the trail then you have gone too far). It takes about 2 minutes to walk your bike up the park. Good luck if you want to ride up.
You must call and rent cabins ($65 per day) in advance because they won't take your reservation onsite. Cabin is listed as sleeping up to 8 persons with grill, benches and cover. No water/stove in cabin. Primitive campsite (w/ grill) and basic campsite (w/ grill, benches + cover) are $7 and $10 per day respectively. They can be reserved or you can pay as fist come first server basis if available. Self-service Envelopes & instruction are posted next to the main office outside. I believe kitchen & shower rooms are located somewhere in the park also. I wouldn't try to get to the park from MO-94 on my bike.
posted May 8 2009 3:41PM - Bikerstuff, Saint Charles, MO

Tags: Augusta, Clinton, St Charles, Augusta Winery, Benches, Klondike Park, Camping, Water, Hiking, Running Modify Tags
         




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