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 16

Jubilee Celebration at Prairie State Park

The beauty of Prairie State Park reveals itself, slowly, to first-time visitors.

“People are used to trees and water – this is more about large landscapes and great vistas,” said Katy Holmer, natural resource steward of the park near the Kansas state line in the southwest corner of Missouri.

“It’s best to get out on the trails and experience the winds and the clouds, the vastness of the prairie.”

Jul 14

Missouri Celebrates 100 Years of State Parks

SPS_Centennial_001Historic photos help tell the story of the first 100 years of Missouri State Parks.