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Missouri State Parks



Babler State Park
Bennett Spring State Park
Big Lake State Park
Big Oak Tree State Park
Big Sugar Creek State Park
Castlewood State Park
Crowder State Park
Cuivre River State Park
Elephant Rocks State Park
Finger Lakes State Park
Graham Cave State Park
Grand Gulf State Park
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Harry S. Truman State Park
Hawn State Park
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park
Jones-Confluence Point State Park
Katy Trail State Park
Knob Noster State Park
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Lake Wappapello State Park
Lewis and Clark State Park
Long Branch State Park
Mark Twain State Park
Meramec State Park
Montauk State Park
Morris State Park
Onondaga Cave State Park
Pershing State Park
Pomme de Terre State Park
Prairie State Park
Roaring River State Park
Robertsville State Park
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Route 66 State Park
Sam A. Baker State Park
St. Francois State Park
St. Joe State Park
Stockton State Park
Table Rock State Park
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
Thousand Hills State Park
Trail of Tears State Park
Van Meter State Park
Wakonda State Park
Wallace State Park
Washington State Park
Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site
Weston Bend State Park

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General Information

Description - Missouri's state park system, which on four occasions has been ranked as one of the top four state park systems in the nation, contains 83 state parks and historic sites plus the Roger The system includes homes of famous Missourians, Civil War battlefields; and reminders of yesterday such as gristmills and covered bridges. The state's most outstanding landscapes are preserved here for everyone's enjoyment - deep forests, glades, prairies and blue streams and lakes. Pryor Pioneer Backcountry.

Attractions - To help visitors enjoy their stay, the system offers 1,500 structures, 3,700 campsites, 194 cabins, almost 2,000 picnic sites, and 840 miles of trail. These trails include opportunities for hikers, backpackers, bicycle riders, off-road vehicle users and horseback riders. The system boasts the longest developed rails-to-trail project in the nation - the 225-mile Katy Trail State Park. The system is managed by around 650 full-time employees and approximately 100 seasonal employees.

Recreation - A wide variety of recreation is offered in the parks. About 17 million people visit the system annually to hike, camp, fish, discover the past and explore nature.

Climate - Missouri experiences four distinct seasons with an average yearly temperature of 54 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach 90 degrees F often and are plagued with high humidity levels. Nighttime lows during the summer dip slightly near 70 degrees. September brings cooler fall weather with less humidity. By October nights begin to cool significantly and the fall foliage changes to brilliant hues of orange, red and yellow. Winter months bring an average of 24 inches of snow and normal temperatures average between 20 and 45 degrees F. Spring is characterized by wet weather with temperatures reaching between 32 and 60 degrees F.

Location - Directions and maps are included with the individual park descriptions on the wildernet.com pages describing the park.


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Missouri - This state in the country's mid section is historically a transition point from east to west. It is teeming with historic sites, state parks and natural areas great for all types of recreational pursuits.

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