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Arrow Rock Trail

Boy Scouts work on trail

Trail to site of Missouri River at time of Lewis & Clark

Arrow Trail CollageIn September 2007 the members of the Manitou Bluffs Chapter completed a trail from the town of Arrow Rock, Missouri, to the Missouri River.  With cooperation of the town of Arrow Rock, the Arrow Rock State Historic Site and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Big Muddy Refuge and using money from a National Park Service Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Challenge Cost Share grant, the members were able to blaze a trail through a forested area, erect two interpretive panels, produce a brochure for the area and create erosion controls along the trail.

The chapter was subsequently awarded a $10,000 grant through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Preserve America Grant Program.  This grant provided funding for five additional interpretive signs and a brochure for the Historic Arrow Rock River Landing Trail.  The signs are educational tools which tell the history of Arrow Rock and the Big Muddy Wildlife Refuge.  Chapter members also helped build a bridge over a slough to tie the Arrow Rock trail to the Lewis and Clark Discovery Trail.  Several chapter members had helped to the construct the latter in 2004.