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OUTDOORS


Katy Trail

Katy Trail State Park is the longest developed rail-trail in the country. It attracts people of all ages and interests. Whether you are a bicyclist, walker, equestrian, nature lover or history buff, the trail offers opportunities for recreation, a place to enjoy nature and an avenue to discover the past. America's longest "rails-to-trail" project, formerly the MKT rail line, is flat and scenic. Over half the trail's length follows Lewis and Clark's path up the Missouri River, where you can ride beneath towering river bluffs while eagles circle overhead. After leaving the river, the trail meanders through peaceful farmland and small-town Americana.

Klondike Park

Discover Klondike Park's 250 acres of beautiful forests and lakes. There are miles of breathtaking hikes, trails to tackle, and perfect picnic locations. Get lost in nature at Klondike Park.

Rotary Riverfront Trails – East & West

The east Rotary Riverfront Trail opened in 2001 and was recently renovated in the fall of 2020 after the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River was complete. The west Rotary Riverfront Trail opened in 2017. The Washington Rotary Club donated substantial sums of money for both the east and west trail installations. The trails twist though river bottom ground, prairies and offer scenic views of the Missouri River and the new Highway 47 river bridge. The east trail is a 10’ asphalt trail while the west trail is a 12’ asphalt trail. Restrooms and parking facilities are provided at each end of the trails. Benches and overlooks are found along both trails.

Wolf Hollow Golf Club

Wolf Hollow Golf Club is boldly carved out of the beautiful, rolling hills of Franklin County. Located at the Gateway to Missouri Wine Country just east of Washington on Hwy 100, Wolf Hollow Golf Club is truly an oasis for the serious, seasoned golfer and the beginner alike. Designed by Mother Nature, the course’s natural landscape was created with more than 175 feet of elevation change across 175 acres. Claimed by many as the “hidden gem of St. Louis”, Wolf Hollow provides beautiful views and exciting golf just minutes from St. Louis. Renowned architect Gary Kern designed this 18-hole layout that provides a variety of challenges to players of all skill levels. Playing from 4,913 to 6,803 yards, Wolf Hollow’s mature wooded areas, lakes and spring-fed creek create natural hazards, adding to the character of this scenic course.

Lion's Lake

This beautiful park offers a 1-mile walking trail around the lake, two swing sets, and one playground, in addition to the All Abilities Park, which is located across the street. Pavilions are available for rent.

Busch Creek Disc Golf Course at Burger Park

Busch Creek Disc Golf Course opened in 2019 and is an 18-hole disc golf course designed by Gateway Disc Golf. The front 9 holes are mostly flat for beginner players and are located on top of the vacant City landfill. The back 9 holes are across Busch Creek on the wooded portion of Burger Park and provide more a challenge. Course amenities include practice tees, driving net, water fountain, canopy, picnic tables, portable restroom and ample parking.

Franklin County Country Club

Are you looking for a golf and country club experience that combines southern elegance, big city amenities, and Ozark scenery at a surprisingly affordable price? Franklin County Country Club is all that and more. Established in 1924 Franklin County Country Club has long set the standard in Franklin County as the place to belong for a country club experience. Located in the Ozark foothills just south of Washington, MO. in Krakow, the first things you will notice is how beautiful it lays among the rolling hills. The 6500 yard course has zoysia fairways and undulating greens. Golfers who have played this course speak of the challenge these 18 holes bring and how beautifully it is landscaped and maintained.

Birch Creek Golf Club

Birch Creek’s design is geared toward playability for all golfers. Green complexes are large and accessible. Each green has multiple pin placement areas and subtle rolls and breaks to make them challenging and fun for even the scratch player. Abundantly tree lined fairways, strategically placed fairway and greenside bunkers, water and lateral hazards combine to make Birch Creek Golf Club both enjoyable and challenging each and every round. Better players will certainly find our gold tees at 6920 yards challenging. The standard, senior and forward tees provide the appropriate distance for every player. Bunkering is pulled away from the center of play leaving a clear path for shotmaking through the air or along the ground. This allows seniors, juniors, ladies and beginners to reach the greens in regulation. Each hole is unique and memorable. Elevation changes provide shot variety and beautiful views of the valley and hills surrounding Birch Creek. The most often heard comment by new players to Birch Creek is “truly enjoyable golf”.
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