Endorsed by Curators:
The elephant-shaped boulders at Elephant Rocks State Park are giant granite boulders that date back to over 1.5 billion years ago.
The elephant rocks are giant boulders that stand end-to-end like a train of circus elephants. The rocks have created formations that intrigue geologists are popular with history buffs interested in the past quarrying, and fascinate children who love to climb on and between the boulders.
The wide sweeping views from the top of the Park provide endless opportunities to create some amazing landscape photos of the Ozarks.
Sunrise, sunsets, stormy weather transform this place into different venues with the changing conditions.
I will be in the parking lot by 6:30 a.m. and we will assemble at the by the main restrooms to get started by 7:00 a.m. in the good morning light.
What Do You Need?
Sturdy hiking shoes
Any camera of your choice
A tripod for early morning photos
A polarizing filter to help reduce glare on the granite rocks and saturate the sky a little bit
Bring your widest lens to capture the boulders in a single frame and get some unique perspectives.
Pack a lunch or a snack. After we get done exploring and taking photos, we will sit down in the picnic areas and chat about photography and the area.
7406 Hwy. 21
Park Office: (573)[masked]