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Missouri State Parks Will Re-Open To Camping

Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, today announced the phased reopening of campgrounds as a part of its continued efforts to return to normal operations.

Existing campground reservations will be honored starting at 3:00 pm, Monday, May 18th.  In addition, new reservations will be accepted starting May 18, for arrival dates beginning May 26.

Missouri State Parks will also be instituting several changes to better facilitate appropriate social distancing and improve the safety of operations for guests and staff.  These include:

  • Reservations will be required prior to arrival.
  • Campground occupancy will be limited at some parks and sites.
  • Missouri State Parks will increase the frequency of cleaning shower houses and restrooms.
  • Campers will use a new contactless, self-check-in feature.
  • There will be occupancy restrictions in shower houses and restrooms.
  • Missouri State Parks will only accept credit and debit cards.

Carol Comer, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources says, “We hope all of our visitors will continue to be respectful of others, practice social distancing, avoid crowded areas, and do their part to help keep our parks and historic sites safe and clean.”