State Parks Stories
Missouri State Parks invites you to explore the world of nature our state has to offer. Read our stories and find a state park that's close to you.
A magical history tour of the Interstate 70 corridor across Missouri’s mid-section found a mother lode of state parks and historic sites to explore. We discovered musicians, artists, founding fathers, Civil War soldiers and the earliest inhabitants of the state.
A late afternoon storm rolled in off the lake. Rain came down in waves and wind lashed the wooded bluff at the water’s edge, but I was snug as a bug in my yurt.
Pomme de Terre State Park in southwest Missouri has added two rental yurts to a campground at its Pittsburg area on the west side of the park. The campground is on a peninsula, and the yurts sit close to a bluff overlooking the lake.
A walk out the rear door of the visitor center and museum at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site takes you into a pastoral setting of tall trees lining a sun-dappled lane that leads to an elegant home and three-story woolen mill from the 19th Century.
Montauk State Park has recorded another blessed event.
The pair of bald eagles that has nested in the park for more than a decade, with varying success, produced two chicks this year. By late spring, the dark brown eaglets were nearly as big as their parents, and were hopping from limb to limb near the nest, testing their wings.