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Event/Exhibit/Meeting Date
News Releases
Feb. 27-Oct. 31 Self-guided tours through Civilian Conservation Corps structures at Bennett Spring State Park
April 1-Oct. 31 Graham Cave State Park offers discovery backpacks for hiking
April 1. 2019 - Dec. 31, 2020 Missouri State Parks participates in Missouri Civil War passport program
April 2, May 7, June 4, Sept. 3, Oct. 1 Katy Trail State Park offers tram tours for seniors
June 1-Oct. 31 Graham Cave State Park offers discovery backpacks for hiking
June 7-Sept. 27 Roaring River State Park hosts summer bluegrass concert series
Sept. 1-Oct. 31 Battle of Pilot Knob presents a new exhibit: 'Before the Fort,' during September and October
Sept. 14-21 Largest pawpaw contest sponsored by Bennett Spring State Park to be held Sept. 14-21
Sept. 21 Bennett Spring Stream Team hosts water quality event Sept. 21
Sept. 21 Big Oak Tree State Park hosts public information meeting Sept. 21
Sept. 21 Late Night Cathedral Cave Tours offered at Onondaga Cave State Park Sept. 21
Sept. 21 Mastodon, Sandy Creek Covered Bridge and Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave state historic sites host public information meeting Sept. 21
Sept. 21 Missouri State Parks offers free tours Sept. 21
Sept. 21 Morris State Park hosts public information meeting Sept. 21
Sept. 21 Photography tours of Onondaga and Cathedral caves offered at Onondaga Cave State Park Sept. 21
Sept. 21 Veterans fish for free at Roaring River State Park Sept. 21
Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Crowder State Park offers Toddler Tuesdays this fall
Sept. 24 Katy Trail State Park - Western Section and Rock Island Spur hosts public information meeting Sept. 24
Sept. 28 Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park hosts annual Archaeology Day event Sept. 28
Sept. 28 Bollinger Mill State Historic Site holds first annual fall festival Sept. 28
Sept. 28 Cuivre River State Park hosts Moth Night program Sept. 28
Sept. 28 First Annual Battle of Pilot Knob Gen. Ewing's Retreat Auto Tour Sept. 28
Sept. 28 Graham Cave State Park hosts Story Hike Sept. 28
Sept. 28 Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site hosts 1860s Children's Day Sept. 28
Oct. 2 Landing After Hours 'Jefferson City in the 1940s' at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site on Oct. 2
Oct. 3 Confederate Memorial State Historic Site hosts public information meeting Oct. 3
Oct. 5 Arrow Rock State Historic Site hosts First Saturday Lecture Oct. 5
Oct. 5 Crowder State Park hosts Fall Hike on Tall Oaks Trail Oct. 5
Oct. 5 Fall on the Farm at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and Historic Site Oct. 5
Oct. 5 Knob Noster State Park needs volunteers at Fall Beautification Day Oct. 5
Oct. 5 Late Night Cathedral Cave Tours offered at Onondaga Cave State Park Oct. 5
Oct. 5 Storytelling at Towosahgy State Historic Site Oct. 5
Oct. 5-6 Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site hosts 2019 Salt River Quilt and Craft Show Oct. 5-6
Oct. 6 Photography tours of Onondaga and Cathedral caves offered at Onondaga Cave State Park Oct. 6
Oct. 11-13 Roaring River State Park hosts WOW National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School Oct. 11-13
Oct. 23-24 Fall color tram tours offered on the Katy Trail Oct. 23-24
General News
Date of Press Release  
08/15/2019 Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Central Railroad receive negotiation extension for Rock Island Line Corridor
07/01/2019
06/10/2019
05/31/2019 2019 Katy Trail Ride Canceled Due to Missouri River Flooding
05/24/2019 Missouri State Parks offers free camping for Missouri residents displaced by tornadoes and flooding
05/22/2019 J. Huston Tavern closed due to kitchen fire
03/29/2019 Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park honors Annie’s legacy
03/28/2019 Missouri State Parks accepts nominations for General Trail Use representative through May 31
03/22/2019 Missouri State Parks offers free camping for Missouri residents displaced by flooding
02/25/2019 Bennett Spring State Park redirects traffic to park’s main entrance
02/11/2019 Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Central Railroad receive negotiation extension for Rock Island Line Corridor
01/28/2019 Department Announces Community Art Contest Winners
12/21/2018 Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site opens new exhibit
12/18/2018 State of Missouri celebrates the legacy of Pat Jones
12/17/2018 Missouri State Parks announces 2019 grant round for outdoor recreation grants
12/06/2018 Missouri State Parks announces grant round for outdoor recreation grants
11/09/2018 Missouri State Parks announces $2 rate increase for campsites with electricity
11/09/2018 Missouri State Parks announces $2 rate increase for campsites with electricity
10/12/2018 Drought Update
10/05/2018 Drought Update
09/28/2018 Drought Update
09/25/2018 Drought Update
09/21/2018 Drought Update
09/21/2018 Missouri State Parks seeking bid applications for a concessionaire at Montauk State Park
09/14/2018 Drought Update
09/10/2018 Drought Update
08/31/2018 Drought Update
08/28/2018 Drought Update
08/27/2018 Drought Update
08/27/2018 Drought Update
08/20/2018 Drought Update
06/07/2018 Missouri State Parks announces Centennial Passport Program winners
05/25/2018 Missouri State Parks kicks off the swimming recreational season during Memorial Day Weekend
05/15/2018 Missouri State Parks seeks to recruit and hire more veterans
04/30/2018 Finger Lakes State Park main entrance to temporarily close for lake dam renovation
03/05/2018 Anglers celebrate 2018 trout season opening in Missouri State Parks
01/22/2018 Public Comments on Closed Missouri State Parks' Properties Now Available Online
01/18/2018 Missouri State Parks Soliciting Bids for Food and Resale Concession Operation at St. Joe State Park
11/3/2017 Missouri State Parks extends Centennial Passport program
9/22/2017 Missouri Crews Return from Helping with Florida Cleanup
09/12/2017 Missouri Crews Heading to Florida to Help with Cleanup
07/21/2017 Missouri State Parks is increasing awareness concerning mosquitoes
06/30/2017 Tick study under way at Meramec State Park
11/04/2016 Missouri State Parks offers early camping reservations for 2017 solar eclipse
08/12/2016 Missouri State Parks designates new wild area
12/08/2015 Missouri State Park Ranger earns national Park Ranger of the Year Award
10/07/2015 “The Battle of Island Mound” wins two Emmy Awards from NATAS Mid-American Chapter
6/5/2015 Nine of Missouri’s state parks and historic sites awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence