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Near Greer Spring

Bob and Alene Matthews to benefit Cardiology and Neonatal ICU

Oregon County, Missouri

The first time I came here there was no groomed trail. I was working my way through a thickly wooded forest.

I heard the water rushing below me and then encountered this, my first glimpse of a tributary that adds over two hundred million gallons a day to the Eleven Point River.  Greer Spring, the source of all the water, was five hundred yards ahead of me.

I’m not alone in the opinion that Greer Spring is the most beautiful natural area in Missouri. I was alone on this hike, though, until I met a couple quietly sitting beside the spring outlet. They had first seen the spring more than a decade earlier. Each fall, they traveled…. from Alaska…. to sit beside it again.

Near Greer Spring