The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Division of State Parks contracts for the operation of its concession facilities (such as marinas, cabins, dining lodges, etc.) in state parks and historic sites with private companies or individuals through the competitive sealed bid process known as the Request for Proposal (RFP). As contracts expire, individuals and companies are invited to bid on new concession opportunities.
New opportunities are posted here as they become available.
Thousand Hills State Park
The concession opportunity at Thousand Hills State Park includes a marina/convenience store, watercraft rentals and 128 open slips available for rent. The restaurant (dining lodge) overlooking Forest Lake will seat 150 guests and provide meeting-room space. There are 14 duplex units with satellite TV and kitchens available in some units.
Thousand Hills State Park offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including boating, canoeing, fishing and swimming, Hiking, mountain bicycling, picnicking and nature study are popular on-land activities. An interpretive shelter displays the park's petroglyphs - rock carvings left behind by the area's inhabitants more than 1,500 years ago.
Bid packages will be sent out to all interested parties on or before August 1. A pre-bid conference at Thousand Hills State Park Dining Lodge will be held at a time and date to be announced in the bid package.
All interested parties should register on the official bidder list by contacting Denise Massman via telephone call, letter, fax or e-mail; or check with her for any additional information on this concession opportunity.
Procurement Officer – General Services
Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Administrative Support
P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: (573) 522-3299
Fax to: (573) 526-1355