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 […]

Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks offers free camping for Missouri residents displaced by flooding

Missouri residents, who have been displaced by recent flooding, are eligible to stay in any Missouri State Park campground without cost. “Our hearts go out to those who have had to leave their homes to find safety,” said Carol Comer, director of Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “We hope people can find some comfort in […]