Learn To Kayak At Crowder State Park

If you have ever wanted to learn to Kayak, the Missouri State Parks are offering to teach you.  This summer, park staff will be offering free kayaking instruction at select Missouri state parks. This will be a great opportunity to try something new and experience some of Missouri’s lakes. The parks are providing the equipment and the expertise; you supply […]

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Missouri’s Free Fishing Weekend – June 6th & 7th

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s annual Free Fishing Weekend is June 6th & 7th.  Fishing licenses, trout permits, and prescribed area daily tags are not required to fish during this special weekend.  Regular fishing regulations, such as size and daily limits, still apply.   A summary of Missouri fishing regulations may be found on the Missouri Department of Conservation’s webpage. The […]

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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 DNR Closes Some State Parks

Changes will take place for five of Missouri’s State Parks, beginning Thursday evening.  The modifications, including the temporary closure of four of Missouri’s state parks and partial closure of one additional park.  The changes begin at 5:00 pm Thursday, April 2nd and are scheduled to continue until April 30th. These new measures will further implement the latest recommendations from the […]

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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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Crowder State Park Color Tour

A fall color bus tour of Crowder State Park’s Thompson Cemetery is this weekend.  The tours will be Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Park staff will point out fall foliage and other interesting features along the way. Tours will run every half hour with the last tour ending at 4:00 pm.  The fall color tours are offered […]

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Missouri State Parks Holding Informational Meeting For Pershing Historic Sites

Information about the General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home and Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Sites will be presented at a public meeting hosted by representatives from Missouri State Parks.  The meeting will be Wednesday at 6:00 pm at the Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives building at 900 Ausmus St. in Laclede. Representatives from the sites will be […]

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