With over 450,000 visitors each year, Montauk State Park has earned the reputation of being one of the most popular vacation spots in Missouri. Generations of Missourians have been coming to Montauk State Park to enjoy some of the best fishing in the state. Though Montauk State Park is famous for fishing, the park offers visitors a myriad of other recreational activities that include hiking and biking as well as playgrounds, campgrounds, and tours of the Historic 1896 Grist Mill.
Of course, fishing is the main reason Montauk State Park has become so popular. The fast flowing, clear spring-fed headwaters of Current River make Montauk State Park a haven for rainbow and brown trout. Anglers of all levels are afforded some of the finest trout fishing in the Midwest.
Montauk State Park is home to friendly and knowledgeable employees who can offer expert advice on fishing tackle to help you in selecting the best tackle from the fully stocked tackle shop and given the opportunity, tell wonderful tales of fish lost as well as the tales of the colorful residents of region.
Montauk State Park is home to the Montauk Fish Hatchery which was founded in 1932. The Montauk Fish Hatchery offers tours of the facilities from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend each year. For a great vacation of fishing and enjoying the outdoors, Montauk State Park is the place to be. Canoe trips are also available a short drive from the park.
The fishing is fantastic, the scenery is beautiful and if you ever become tired of fishing there are plenty of hiking trails and historic buildings to explore.