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.

May 23

New Features at Lake of the Ozarks State Park Marinas

SPS_MARINA_001Ask Betsey Browning, the bait lady, what will be for sale this summer at the Grand Glaize Marina at the Lake of the Ozarks and she recites a menu sure to make any fish bite.

Apr 24

Visiting Bingham’s Artistic Roots

SPS_BINGHAM_001In a December 1858 edition, the Marshall Weekly Democrat noted that artist George Caleb Bingham was returning to Missouri from Europe after completing paintings of George Washington and T

Mar 16

Hiking the Ozark Trail


California has the PCT. Missouri has the OT.

Feb 2

A Whirling White Tornado at Big Lake

SPS_BIGLAKEGEESE_001Russell Burge called to say he had been a tad off on his estimate of the snow geese visiting Big Lake State Park in the northwest corner of Missouri this winter.