Missouri State Fair 2021

Missouri State Fair exhibitor camping registration opens May 3, 2021

Missouri State Fair livestock exhibitors interested in camping will be able to submit camping reservations starting at 9 a.m. this Monday, May 3, via an online portal or by submitting a downloadable and printable form, both available on the Fair’s website. Campers should choose either the online reservation request system or fax in the paper form.  The online […]

Missouri State Parks

Missouri state parks and historic sites prepare for 2021 camping season

Missouri state park and historic site campgrounds are preparing for the 2021 camping season, which typically begins April 1. On-season begins earlier at some campgrounds than others. Visit mostateparks.com/activity/camping for opening dates at specific campgrounds. To help guarantee a safe and enjoyable camping experience, the following new and updated procedures have been implemented. To ensure […]

Governor Mike Parson

Year In Review: Missouri’s Governor highlights successes in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, Governor Mike Parson highlights the state’s many successes and accomplishments despite the challenges of the past year.  “Although 2020 has brought many challenges, we remained committed to serving the people of this state and moving Missouri forward,” Governor Parson said. “We still made great strides in advancing Missouri’s economy, workforce, and […]

Wallace State Park

Wallace State Park hosts fall fun event with hike and campsite decorating contest on October 24th

Staff at Wallace State Park invites the public to attend their annual fall fun event on Saturday, Oct, 24. The day includes a trail hiking adventure called “Find the Pumpkin” at 2 p.m. Hikers who find the hidden pumpkins on the trails will win a special prize. Those interested in participating should meet at the […]

Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks to begin phased reopening of campgrounds

Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, today announced the phased reopening of campgrounds as a part of its continued efforts to return to normal operations in conjunction with Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan. Missouri State Parks campgrounds will reopen to accommodate existing campground reservations at 3 p.m., […]

Missouri State Parks

Audio: Missouri parks to gradually return to normal operations; beach and camping lovers will have to wait

Missouri’s State Parks will gradually return to normal business operations. On Monday, concession-operated lodging, dining, marina, and retail operations will begin reopening at the discretion of the individual concessionaires. Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Carol Comer says park campgrounds and park-run lodging will remain closed.     On May 11, Castlewood, Elephant Rocks, Watkins […]

Health News

Coronavirus Information: How organizations are handling the issue statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to receive many questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts student attendance, school closure, assessments, and virtual education opportunities. We are aware that local education agencies must consider a number of factors when making decisions in this current situation. Administrative Memo COM-20-001, issued from the Commissioner […]

Crowder State Park

First Day Hikes to be held at Missouri State Parks including two at Crowder State Park

Annual First Day Hikes will be held at 31 state parks and historic sites in Missouri. Guided hikes on January 1st include two at Crowder State Park west of Trenton and one at Wallace State Park south of Cameron. Half-mile and three-point two-mile hikes taking visitors along Tall Oaks Trail or a portion of the […]

Ducks in Water

Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter at Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas managed with a wetland emphasis. The good news is that the popular Nodaway Valley and the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. The outlook is […]