Sunday, June 30, 2013

Vandals Damage Public Property in Mark Twain National Forest

We really hope some folks will come through and turn in some of the bottom
Falling Spring Mill
feeding low-lifes who vandalize the outdoors!

From USFS:
Information is being sought on vandals that damage Mark Twain National Forest recreation sites in southwest Missouri.“Every beginning of the recreation season, we find a number of sites that have been vandalized,” said Mark Twain National Forest Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs District Ranger Jenny Farenbaugh.  “Signs are stolen, shot up, ran over; buildings are broken into and trash is dumped on national forest property. These are sites for everyone to enjoy.”According to Mark Twain National Forest Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs District Recreation Manager Darla Rein, a number of sites have
Mark Twain National Forest used as Garbage Dump
been vandalized throughout the district in Barry, Christian, Douglas, Howell, Ozark, Stone and Taney counties.
If you should see vandalism occurring, please contact the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District at (417) 683-4428 to report it.Rein said anyone caught vandalizing government property will be subject to fines and restitution of property, including costs of employee salaries to make repairs.“We would appreciate your support in helping us to protect your forest lands and facilities,” Farenbaugh said.Mark Twain National Forest is the largest public land manager in Missouri with 1.5 million acres in 29 counties in southern and central Missouri.  Mark Twain National Forest is managed to restore Missouri’s natural communities and maintain a healthy, working forest.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Party at the Park at Long Branch State Park July 4

Visitors are invited to Party at the Park at Long Branch State Park on July 4 from 3 to 8 p.m. prior to the Annual Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Fireworks
Celebration. The event will include a brief welcome and introduction to the park, sandcastle building contest, three-legged race, water-balloon toss and bubble gum blowing contest. Concessions will be available at the Marina Store throughout the event.
The day will also include a Little Mr. and Miss Long Branch pageant. Participants for the pageant should be between the ages of 4-7 years old, wear patriotic attire and be prepared to answer one of two questions: “Who is your hero?,” or “What is your favorite thing about the Fourth of July?” Contestants need to sign up on July 4 by 6 p.m. in the Long Branch Marina Store and arrive at the North Shelter by 6:45 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded.
Party at the Park is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge on one the park’s three hiking trails.
To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.
For more information and to take the Challenge, visit 100MissouriMiles.com. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.
Long Branch State Park is located two miles west of the U.S. Highway 63 and 36 junction in Macon County. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-773-5229. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit www.mostateparks.com

Monday, June 24, 2013

Time to start planning for Managed Deer Hunt Applications - July 1st

Nearly 6,000 deer hunters will have a chance to participate in more than 100 managed hunts through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) from mid-September through January. Hunters can apply online for these managed deer hunts beginning July 1 through Aug. 15.

MDC holds an electronic drawing to determine who gets to participate in managed deer hunts at conservation areas, state parks, national wildlife refuges and urban parks. The hunts are open to Missouri residents and nonresidents, and help achieve MDC’s deer-management goals for the state while also providing additional hunting opportunities.

Types of hunts include archery, crossbow, muzzleloader, historic methods and modern firearms, plus youth hunts and hunts for people with disabilities.

Hunt dates, locations and other details will be listed on the managed hunt application page on the MDC website starting July 1 at mdc.mo.gov/node/8712. Details about managed hunts will also soon be available in the 2013 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations & Information booklet available at MDC offices, online at mdc.mo.gov, and from permit vendors around the state.

Hunters may apply individually or as groups of up to six, except for youth hunts. Youths 11 years of age or older who are hunter education certified may apply singly or with one other youth for youth hunts and must be accompanied on the hunt by a qualified adult mentor.

Applicants will need a nine-digit Conservation ID number for each hunter to complete the application process. Conservation ID numbers are listed on all hunting and fishing permits, and on Missouri Conservation Heritage Cards.

MDC will post drawing results at the same website address from Sept. 14 to Dec. 31. Successful applicants will receive area maps and other information regarding their hunts by mail.

Resident or nonresident managed deer hunting permits are required to participate in managed hunts. These permits will be available to successful applicants after Sept. 14 from any permit vendor statewide, or through MDC’s e-Permits at mdc.mo.gov.

MDC implemented a weighted preference point system in 2007 to give unsuccessful applicants for managed deer hunts an advantage in future drawings. Hunters who apply for the first time or who were drawn for hunts the previous year are statistically less likely to be drawn than those who entered but were not drawn in previous years.

Beginning in 2014, the managed deer hunt application timeframe will be shortened, and run July 1-31. This change is being made to allow more time for hunters to be notified of their selection for early-season managed hunts.

For more information on MDC managed deer hunts, visit mdc.mo.gov/node/3867.

Hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1967, and who are 16 or older, must successfully complete an approved hunter education course to qualify to buy firearms hunting permits and participate in managed hunts. Youth 6 through 15 may hunt without
hunter education certification when accompanied by a qualified adult mentor during managed hunts open to all. Mentors also are required to be hunter-education certified, unless exempt by age.

Hunter education classes fill up quickly as hunting seasons approach. Enrolling early will ensure against the disappointment of not getting into a class and not getting to hunt.

The MDC hunter education curriculum has been recently revised to enhance student convenience and emphasize mentorship and hands-on training. The new, more flexible version is divided into two parts. The first part provides necessary knowledge about hunting equipment, safety, and ethics through either an online course, a self-paced student manual, or through a four-hour classroom session. The second part consists of a mandatory four-hour hands-on skills session and a 35-question multiple-choice exam. For more information on hunter education, visit mdc.mo.gov/node/3095.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wildflower Walk scheduled at Prairie State Park July 6

Visitors are invited to see the prairie ablaze with color on a wildflower hike with a park naturalist at Prairie State Park on Saturday, July 6. Sponsored by Missouri
courtesy http://www.bel-r.com/
State Parks, the hike begins at 10 a.m. at Prairie State Park‘s Nature Center.

The hike will include a walk among green grasses and colorful flowers with an opportunity to learn more about the amazing prairie ecosystem. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear long pants and sturdy shoes. The hike will last about two hours and cover approximately 1.6 miles.

The Wildflower Walk is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge.

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit 100MissouriMiles.com. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane in Mindenmines. For more information about the event, contact the park at 417-843-6711. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Water Quality a problem at more Missouri Beaches

Aerial photomosaic of the Lake of the Ozarks i...

Five state park swimming beaches have temporarily closed for water quality issues, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The state park beaches at Harry S Truman located in Warsaw, Lake of the Ozarks’ Grand Glaize beach located in Osage Beach, Pomme de Terre’s Pittsburg beach located in Pittsburg, St. Joe’s Monsanto Lake beach located in Park Hills and Wakonda located in La Grange are closed following results of water samples taken Monday that indicated bacteria levels higher than those recommended for waters used for swimming. Once tests from the public beaches indicate the bacteria levels are within the standard suitable for swimming, the beaches will reopen. The swimming beach at Mark Twain remains closed due to flooding conditions.

Harry S Truman, Lake of the Ozarks, Pomme de Terre and St. Joe state parks have a second designated swimming beach that remains open to the public. Visitors to Harry S Truman state park may stop by the office or fee booth to obtain a pass free of charge to swim at the campground beach. Visitors may also enjoy the beaches at Lake of the Ozarks’ Public Beach #1, Pomme de Terre’s Hermitage Beach, and St. Joe’s Pim Lake beach.

The department collects water samples from all designated beaches in the state park system weekly during the recreational season to determine suitability for swimming. Beaches will be closed for high bacteria when a single E. coli sample exceeds 235 cfu/100ml or when the geometric mean – a 30-day rolling average – exceeds 126 cfu/100 ml. The sample test results indicate a snap shot of the water quality taken at the beaches at a specific time; however, a single sample does not provide an overall sense of the water quality in the lake where the beach is located.

The department will post the information about the beach status on the website at dnr.mo.gov as well as mostateparks.com. Visitors to Missouri State Parks are able to sign up to receive free electronic notices about the status of state park beaches while visiting the department’s beach status website.

Missouri's state parks and historic sites offer something to suit everyone's taste - outdoor adventure, great scenery and a bit of history. With Missouri's 87 state parks and historic sites, the possibilities are boundless. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites and swimming beaches, visit mostateparks.com.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Public invited to share ideas at Long Branch State Park Open House, June 22

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an open house on Saturday, June 22 at Long Branch State Park in Macon. The open house will be held at the Long Branch
Marina Store from 4 to 6 p.m.

Recent activities at Long Branch State Park include the new seawall north of the swim beach, State Park Youth Corps, prescribed burning, and improved sites for tent camping in the campground. Park staff will also discuss future plans at the park and present an overview of the park and its resources with a question and answer session to follow. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park and its facilities.

This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input to facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 660-773-5229.

A visit to Long Branch State Park is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge.

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit 100MissouriMiles.com. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Long Branch State Park is located two miles west of the U.S. Highway 63 and 36 junction in Macon County. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit www.mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bison Hike scheduled at Prairie State Park June 22

American Bison (Bison bison). Image taken at W...

Visitors are invited to mark the start of summer at Prairie State Park by taking a guided bison hike. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the hike will take place on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m.

Visitors will have the opportunity to take a trip back in time and see one of the most magnificent mammals on its native prairie habitat. A park naturalist will discuss bison biology, Native American uses, herd dynamics and prairies.

The bison hike is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge.

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit 100MissouriMiles.com. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane in Mindenmines. For more information about the event, contact the park at 417-843-6711. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Missouri State Parks invites everyone to Great American Backyard Campout June 22

English: Topographic featuers and public lands...
Topographic featuers and public lands in the vicinity of Johnson's Shut-ins State Park and Taum Sauk State Park in Missouri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Missouri State Parks invites you to experience an outdoor adventure under the stars with friends and family on June 22 during the Great American Backyard Campout.

The Great American Backyard Campout is a nationwide initiative by the National Wildlife Federation to encourage families and communities to reconnect and experience the outdoors. To help you celebrate, Missouri State Parks is offering special programs and activities to make this night one to remember.
"Whether it’s your first time camping or you’re following a long-standing tradition, the Great American Backyard Campout is a great opportunity for families to get outdoors and experience nature,” said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “There are a variety of events at parks and historic sites throughout the state to give you the chance to come out and enjoy a fun camping adventure.”    

Activities will vary from park to park with programs ranging from night hikes and camping demonstrations to overnight campouts and storytelling. Programs will appeal to all ages, including kids who may be experiencing nature for the first time. All parks will offer a camping tradition — sitting around a campfire and making and enjoying s'mores. Some programs are offered during the day and other parks offer overnight camping. Call the individual parks or visit mostateparks.com for more details.

Following are the parks and historic sites participating in this year's Great American Backyard Campout.
  • Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson, 573-290-5268.
  • Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial, 636-464-2976.
  • Fort Davidson State Historic Site, Pilot Knob, 573-546-3454.
  • Crowder State Park, Trenton, 660-359-6473.
  • Wallace State Park, Cameron, 816- 632-374.
  • Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Middlebrook, 573-546-2450.
  • Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson, 573-856-4514.
  • Pomme de Terre State Park, Pittsburg, 417-745-6909.
  • Roaring River State Park, Cassville, 417-847-3742.
  • Weston Bend State Park, Weston, 816-640-5443.
  • Current River State Park, Salem, 573-858-3015.
  • Van Meter State Park, Miami, 660-886-7537.
  • First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles, 636-940-3322.
  • Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and Historic Site, Lawson, 816-580-3387.
  • Felix VallĂ© House State Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve, 573-883-7102.
A visit to any of these state parks is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge. 

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit 100MissouriMiles.com. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

If you are not planning to go to a state park for a special program on June 22, visit any Missouri state park this summer and begin your own camping tradition with family and friends. For more information about the 40 state parks with campgrounds, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Bring your ideas to an informational meeting at Harry S Truman State Park on June 15

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting on Saturday, June 15 at Harry S Truman State Park near Warsaw. The informational meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the campground amphitheater.

Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park’s services and operations, as well as discuss services they would like to see added to the park.

This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 660-438-7711.

This public meeting is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge.

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit 100MissouriMiles.com. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Harry S Truman State Park is located at 28761 State Park Road in Warsaw. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Nature walk planned at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site on June 15

Jay Nixon doing door-to-door campaigning in St...

The public is invited to enjoy a natural history tour and nature walk at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site, near Ash Grove, on Saturday, June 15. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the one-mile guided hike will begin at 1 p.m. and is free of charge.

The natural history tour will be led by a naturalist who will showcase the natural resources contained within the 370-acre historic site, including its limestone glades and native wildflower species. The non-strenuous hike will cover approximately one mile. Participants are encouraged to bring drinking water, sturdy shoes and sun hats.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone. The site is also home to some of the unique flora and fauna of southwest Missouri, including the threatened Missouri Bladderpod wildflower.

This nature walk is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge.

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit 100MissouriMiles.com. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V. For information on the event, call the site directly at 417-751-3266. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Kids’ Fishing Day to be held June 15 at Wallace State Park

Kids’ Fishing Day, sponsored by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri Department of Conservation, will be held Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Wallace State Park near Cameron.

Kids ages 5 to 12 can cast their lines into the park’s lake. Fishing poles will be
provided to the first 40 kids to register, or participants can bring their own poles and forgo registration. Bait and assistance will be provided. The event will also feature a nature display and drawings for prizes.

Kids’ Fishing Day is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge.

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit 100MissouriMiles.com. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Wallace State Park is located seven miles south of Cameron on Highway 121. For more information about the event, contact the park at 816-632-3745. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Harry S Truman State Park’s public beach remains temporarily closed for water quality issues

The public swimming beach at Harry S Truman State Park remains temporarily closed for water quality issues, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The state park beach at Harry S Truman located in Warsaw remains closed following results of water samples taken Monday that indicated bacteria levels
higher than those recommended for waters used for swimming.

The campground beach at Harry S Truman State Park remains open. Visitors to park may stop by the office or fee booth to obtain a pass free of charge to swim at the campground beach. Once tests from the public beach indicate the bacteria levels are within the standard suitable for swimming, the beach will reopen.

The swimming beach at Lake Wappapello located in Williamsville reopened today. The beach was previously closed due to flooding, however, the waters have rescinded and swimmers are once again invited to the beach. Thousand Hills located in Kirksville remains closed due to flooding.

The department collects water samples from all designated beaches in the state park system weekly during the recreational season to determine suitability for swimming. Beaches will be closed for high bacteria when a single E. coli sample exceeds 235 cfu/100ml or when the geometric mean – a 30-day rolling average – exceeds 126 cfu/100 ml. The sample test results indicate a snap shot of the water quality taken at the beaches at a specific time; however, a single sample does not provide an overall sense of the water quality in the lake where the beach is located.

The department will post the information about the beach status on the website at dnr.mo.gov as well as mostateparks.com. Visitors to Missouri State Parks are able to sign up to receive free electronic notices about the status of state park beaches while visiting the department’s beach status website.

Missouri's state parks and historic sites offer something to suit everyone's taste - outdoor adventure, great scenery and a bit of history. With Missouri's 87 state parks and historic sites, the possibilities are boundless. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites and swimming beaches, visit mostateparks.com.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Bring your ideas to an informational meeting at Pomme de Terre State Park on June 14

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting on Friday, June 14 at Pomme de Terre State Park near Pittsburg. The informational meeting
will begin at 7 p.m. in the campground amphitheater.

Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park’s services and operations.

This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 417-852-4291.
A visit to Pomme de Terre State Park is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge. 

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit 100MissouriMiles.com. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Pomme de Terre State Park is located off Highway 64 in Hickory County. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Open house planned at Trail of Tears State Park, June 9

Trail of Tears sign on Hwy 71 through Fayettev...

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an open house event at Trail of Tears State Park on Sunday, June 9. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m.

The park has completed many projects and renovations in the last year and representatives from the park will be on hand to provide information about the facilities and answer questions. Several events will be scheduled throughout the day including an outing hosted by the Swamp Candle Birders, a variety of scavenger hunts, a concert by the Shoestring Band and a kids fishing event. The event will also feature a book signing by Ron Cooper, author of This Is My Trail Too, who walked 835 miles on the Trail of Tears.

The open house is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure the public has input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 573-290-5268.

Trail of Tears State Park is located on Highway 177 near Jackson, Mo. For more information about the event, call the park at 573-290-5268. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

For more information: 573-751-1010

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Open house planned for Montauk State Park, June 8

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house on Saturday, June 8, at Montauk
State Park near Salem. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the open house will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Searcy Building meeting room next to the park office.
Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted. Visitors will be invited to share comments on the park’s goals and objectives.

The open house is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure the public has input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 573-548-2201.

Montauk State Park is located 22 miles southwest of Salem on Hwy. 119 in Dent County. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

For more information: 573-751-1010