Turkey Creek Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fredericktown, MO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Turkey Creek trail follows the St. Francis River bordering the Tiemann Shut-ins enroute to the Turkey Creek day use recreational area. The spectacular Tiemann Shut-ins are within the area's boundaries. The St. Francis River forms one of the area's western boundaries, then meanders eastward for 1.2 miles through the area's mid-southern section, before rushing through the shut-ins and passing into the Silver Mines area. The area's woodlands are composed primarily of oak, hickory, and pine in the uplands, and ash, elm, and maple along the river border and its drainages. The St. Francis River at Millstream Gardens and its wooded corridor is a part of Missouri's Natural Area System. This large stream contains an adjoining slough and large igneous shut-ins.
The Tienmann Shut -ins are very scenic. But you have to leave the trail to get up close. Still very scenic. If you stay on the trail it is very ordinary. Overnight camping is allowed at the Rec area south of Turkey Creek day use area.