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.

Sep 15

Jefferson Landing Houses 175 Years of History

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If walls could talk, the Lohman Building at the Jefferson Landing State Historic Site could tell you stories about Missouri’s history going back 175 years.

Jun 5

New Water Trail Dedicated at Finger Lakes State Park

Finger Lakes State Park is marking National Trails Day on June 7 by dedicating a new trail. If you want to explore it, bring your water shoes instead of hiking boots.

North of Columbia off U.S. 63, Finger Lakes State Park gets its name from the slender lakes formed when pits left by a prior coal-mining operation were dammed and filled with clear water. Peabody Lake is the largest and now has a 4.5-mile water trail that lets paddlers explore the narrow waterways.