Re: river/creek trout near West St. Louis?..Help, please
lancer is right, Meramec is the closest thing. you can walk down out of the park to fish, and there is a place or 2 to access the river down below. I prefer Montauk S.P. on the Current more, but it's about another hour on past Meramec. There are some blue and red ribbon waters around Rolla, but i haven't fished them (a five minute drive is hard to pass up when you want to get a line wet). If you go to your local Dept of Conservation office, you can pick up a trout map of Missouri, which will show you where to go; parks, red, white, and blue ribbon areas.