Fire and the Landscape

6/6/2020 | Ha Ha Tonka State Park | Camdenton, MO

Historically, fire has been used to shape the landscape of the Ozarks. Join the park naturalist in hiking through a recently burned portion of the Ha Ha Tonka Oak Woodland Natural Area. We will see firsthand the effects of fire on the landscape and be able to visually compare, side by side, areas that are under active fire management versus those that are not. We will also discover the plants and animals that thrive in these fire-maintained communities.

 

We will meet at the Castle trailhead. Please dress accordingly, as we will be hiking the 1.75-mile Quarry Trail.

 

To get to the Castle trailhead, turn onto State Road D off of U.S. Highway 54. Follow State Road D for approximately 1.8 miles. Turn right onto Castle Ruins Road, and drive to the top of the hill.

 

Program Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO | (573) 346-2986

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs