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Description - The prairies of the Great Plains and forests of the eastern United States meet in Missouri. Also, the Mississippi and Missouri rivers meet in the Show-me State. Missouri has over one million acres of surface water. Most of the large lakes and reservoirs are located in the basins of the two major rivers, the Missouri river and the Arkansas River.

Attractions - There are over 200 species of fish in Missouri waters. About 40 species are attractive for sport fishing. There are also abundant facilities at the many lakes and reservoirs for other activities.

Recreation - Fiahing opportunities are excellent in Missouri. Camping and water sports are also available at may lakes.

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 - Maps and detailed directions to each Missouri lake or reservior are available on the individual wildernet.com pages describing each one.


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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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