Portuguese Point – Union Township, Missouri - Atlas Obscura

Portuguese Point

Union Township, Missouri

A flat slab of stone perched hundreds of feet above the Gasconade River in the northern Ozark mountains. 

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This beautiful place is much more than your usual scenic overlook. Perched high above the beautiful Gasconade River, also known as “the crookedest river in the world”, this hidden gem is only a five minute walk off an easily accessible two lane highway. This almost perfectly flat slab of Gasconade Dolomite offers a perfect view of the river below. It also sits above several caves that were used for centuries by Native Americans for shelter near the river.

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