EXIT 195 on I-44 at Saint James, MO 65559  Go 5.5 miles EAST on Highway 8 to park entrance on left Watch for our flags!

Yes, Virginia...There Is Fishing in the Winter

by Sherry Swanson on 12/26/10

     Ah...Thank you Mother Nature for blessing the Saint James area with a pristine blanket of snow.  Amazing how fresh snow makes everything so very quiet.  And, note to self: 'Keep the freezer stocked.'  Thank goodness I read that in the New Campground Owner Manual earlier this year.

     Dare I say it?  Sure.  Trout fishing on Christmas Eve in the snow was absolutely an ultimate high.  There were about five others already wading the stream with their fly rods at the ready.  This is the perfect time to be fishing down at the spring, as there is plenty of room to spread out from each other.  Don took some new flies that he tied that morning.  I think he kept the good ones and gave me the so-so ones, as he caught three trout while I only had two strikes and didn't land any of those beautiful Rainbows. 

     Interestingly enough did you know of all the Missouri trout stream parks, Maramec Spring Park at Saint James is the only one open seven days a week from November through February from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Fishing is definitely the right price - FREE.  And the catch and release makes it all that much more fun.  Can you say:  I caught 24 trout today? Don can.

     And of course, here at Pheasant Acres RV Park we can accomodate your camper during the winter months.  If you haven't experienced winter camping, you should give it a try.  Sitting around a campfire in the snow is a great way to relax and commune with Mama Nature.

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1. Cora Autenrieb said on 12/27/10 - 07:55AM
* Oh the beauty I see in your pictures. And Yes, Mark is chomping at the rod to out fish Don during this glorious time of the year.

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Memorial Day Critter Sitings

A new spin on S'Mores

Place a broken up chocolate bar or pour chocolate syrup into an aluminum foil cup that you can create yourself, and set the cup near your fire to melt the chocolate.

Crush graham crackers and place them on a plate or fill up a plastic bag.

Toast your marshmallows as you usually would.

Dip the toasted marshmallow in the melted chocolate or chocolate syrup and then roll it in the crushed graham crackers.

This recipe is sure to be a hit with the kids, and it will only take about five minutes to prepare. Click on thumbnail to enlarge...ENJOY!

The Campground Was Alive . . .

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Opening Day of Trout Season 2011

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Blue Birds, Violets  and Missouri Naturalist

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Click on thumbnail to enlarge...ENJOY! Yes, Virginia There Is Fishing in the Winter

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Sherry Swanson Owner/Host/RV'er/Naturalist Outdoor Enthusiast/Photographer

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