Shepherd Mountain Inn


While in the Area
Visit One of These Local Attractions

Fort Davidson was used by Union forces during the Civil War Battle of Pilot Knob, September 26 - 27, 1864. There were close to 1,000 Confederate soldiers killed or wounded while only about 200 Union soldiers were lost.

Elephant Rocks State Park (3mi.) received its name from the giant red granite boulders resembling elephants standing in a line.

Taum Sauk Mountain (8 mi.) is Missouri's highest point at 1772 feet above sea level. This park also has the state's highest waterfall, Mina Sauk Falls, the deepest valley in Missouri and largest collection of igneous glades with over 700 species of plants.

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park (14 mi.) in the southwestern region of the St. Francois Mountains. The term "shut-in" refers to an area of a river which is compressed into a narrow valley surrounded by steep sides. In this case, the shut-ins are constructed as the East Fork of the Black River erodes through the sandstone.

While you are in the area be sure to also visit Ameren UE's unique Taum Sauk's hydro-electric reservoir and museum, Silver Mines Whitewater area, Millstream Gardens Whitewater area, Black River (canoeing), Marble Creek Park, Royal Gorge and the Historic Iron County Courthouse built in 1858.

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