Tower Rock Natural Area

Over the years, hundreds, maybe thousands of people have flocked to the Mississippi River to walk the narrows to the famous Tower Rock during low river levels. Lewis and Clark climbed, measured and documented this historic natural landmark of the Mississippi River in their journal during their 1803 journey. As the sun was starting to set on Nov. 25, 1803, Lewis and Clark saw Tower Rock, a famous landmark to all rivermen. Lewis described the “immense and dangerous” whirlpool that formed below the rock in high water.

Contact Information

Trish Erzfeld
Reservations and Information:

Pcr 460, Frohna, Missouri 63748, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

  • Seasons Open

    All year
  • Prices and Fees

  • Accessibility

    You can drive up to the edge of the river to view Tower Rock. It is not bus accessible. It is a natural area and not wheelchair accessible.
  • Locally or Family Owned Notes

    Cared for by Missouri Conservation