Sunday, June 24, 2012

Missouri State Parks hosts open house June 30 at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

The "Castle" at Ha Ha Tonka State Park
The "Castle" at Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Missouri State Parks is hosting an open house Saturday, June 30 at Ha Ha Tonka State Park near Camdenton. Park staff will highlight projects of the State Parks Youth Corps and recent accomplishments at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Visitors are invited to share comments and ask questions about the park and its facilities, as well as fill out comment cards and discuss concerns and suggestions.

The open house, held in conjunction with a special kaleidoscope program, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the park visitor center.

The kaleidoscope program will include demonstrations on native grass weaving, Dutch oven cooking and orienteering as well as displays of mammal skins and skulls.

The open house is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure the public has input on services provided in state parks and historic sites.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park is located five miles southwest of Camdenton off U.S. Highway 54 on Highway D. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park at 573-346-2986. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.