MDC Offers Camping 101

If you have never been camping, but would like to give it a try, the Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a Camping 101 course in the Kansas City area.  If you are new to camping, just determining what gear to load in the car and where to camp can seem daunting, especially for families. This Camping 101 program is […]

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Camping – State Parks

As we approach Spring, thoughts of planning your camping trips for the summer may start to form.  The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced they are preparing for the 2021 camping season, which typically begins April 1. To help guarantee a safe and enjoyable camping experience, the following new and updated procedures have been implemented. To ensure a camping spot, […]

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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 […]

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Missouri State Parks To Begin Phased Opening

Although the vast majority of state parks have remained open with restrictions during the statewide stay-at-home order, Carol Comer the director for the Dept of Natural resources says they have begun a phased approach to resuming normal operations at state parks. The new guidelines will include limited visitor capacity for day use to be able to follow social distancing and […]

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Missouri State Parks Camping Closed

Camping at Missouri State Parks will close beginning this Thursday.  Out of an abundance of caution and in reaction to the presence of COVID-19 in the state, Missouri State Parks will temporarily close all campgrounds and lodging, starting Friday, March 27th, through Thursday, April 30th. This includes campgrounds, park-run lodging and concessionaire-run lodging. Missouri State Parks will remain open to […]

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Missouri State Parks To Increase Rates For Camping Sites With Electricity

If you use the Missouri state parks for camping and need a site with electricity, the rates are going up beginning next May.  The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced a $2.00 per night increase in the camp site rate, for the sites with electricity.  The DNR continues to receive requests for more sites with electric hook-ups as well as additional sites […]

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