Tower Rock Natural Area provides stunning views of the Mississippi River and is a favorite spot for locals. This area has historical significance, as it is mentioned in the Lewis and Clark journals where they describe spending the night at "the grand tower."
This forest tract on the Mississippi River contains a geologic formation known as Tower Rock. The Tower Rock Natural Area comprises about 32 acres of upland oak and other mixed hardwoods. Most of the Natural Area is on the Missouri bank of the Mississippi River. The rock formation is separated from the rest of the area by the river and is accessible by boat. The area is designated as an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society of Missouri.
To get to Tower Rock Natural Area from Altenburg, take Route A east, then County Road 460 and follow this road south to the area. Click here for full information on Tower Rock Natural Area.