Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Missouri State Parks hosts open house June 23 at Long Branch State Park

Missouri State Parks
Missouri State Parks (Photo credit: XPI3 Beqy)

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an open house Saturday, June 23 at Long Branch State Park near Macon. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the open house will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Long Branch Marina Store. Staff will discuss recent activities at the park, including the new seawall north of the swim beach, State Parks Youth Corps, prescribed burning, and improved sites for tent camping in the campground. They will also discuss future plans at the park and give an overview of the park and its resources. A question-and-answer session will follow. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park and its facilities. Long Branch State Park is located two miles west of the U.S. Highway 63 and 36 junction in Macon County. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the open house can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 660-773-5229. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.