CAMPBELL, Mo. – At 161 acres, Morris State Park is among Missouri’s smallest state parks. But it represents a much larger geologic phenomenon known as Crowley’s Ridge.
The ridge runs for some 150 miles along the Mississippi River floodplain of southeast Missouri into northern Arkansas. Its wooded hills rise up to 250 feet above the surrounding fields of cotton, corn, rice and soybeans.
The ridge itself produces a bounty of fruit, earning Campbell the title of “Peach Capital of Missouri.”