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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
May 4, July 6, 27, Aug. 31  Onondaga Cave State Park offers series of four hummingbird banding events
May 25-Aug. 4 Watkins Woolen Mill hosts Living History Farm program weekends through Aug. 4
May 25-Aug. 31 Crowder State Park hosts Explorer Hour Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day
May 25-Aug. 31
June 1-Aug. 31 Missouri Mines State Historic Site hosts Mill Tours
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
June 22-Aug. 17
June 22, July 27, Aug. 31 Storybook Trails at Long Branch Lake
July 1-Aug. 31
July 6, July 20 Graham Cave State Park hosts Story Hikes July 6 and July 20
July 9, 16, 23, 30
July 26
July 27 Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park hosts 2nd annual Van Meter Olympics July 27
July 27 Crowder State Park hosts Animal Babies program July 27
July 27 Cuivre River State Park hosts Historic Hunting program July 27
July 27 Late Night Cathedral Cave Tours offered at Onondaga Cave State Park July 27
July 27 Photography tours of Onondaga and Cathedral caves offered at Onondaga Cave State Park July 27
July 27 Prairie State Park hosts Explorer Day Camp - Aliens Among Us July 27
Aug. 1 Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park hosts public information meeting Aug. 1
Aug. 2-3 Washington State Park hosts meteor shower-themed activities Aug. 2-3
Aug. 3 Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park hosts Birding on the Boardwalk Aug. 3
Aug. 3 Arrow Rock State Historic Site hosts First Saturday Lecture Aug, 3
Aug. 3 Crowder State Park invites public to evening programs Aug. 3
Aug. 3 Echo Bluff State Park hosts Missouri Black Bear Project program Aug. 3
Aug. 3 Guided Bison Hike at Prairie State Park Aug. 3
Aug. 3 Lake Wappapello State Park hosts public information meeting Aug. 3
Aug. 3
Aug. 3 St. Joe State Park and Missouri Mines State Historic Site host public information meeting Aug. 3
Aug. 3 Onondaga Cave State Park hosts Hot August Night - Cool Cave Music event Aug. 3
Aug. 3-4 Battle of Athens reenactment to be held Aug. 3-4
Aug. 4 Summer Sundays at the Beach at Long Branch State Park Aug. 4
Aug. 5-Sept. 13 Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site presents special traveling exhibit -- Struggle for Statehood: Missouri Becoming a State, Aug. 5-Sept. 13
Aug. 7 Landing After Hours “Missouri’s Shady Ladies!” at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site Aug. 7
Aug. 24 Felix Valle State Historic Site hosts Children's Day Aug. 24
Sept. 17 Seniors to Parks program at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site set for Sept. 17
General News
Date of Press Release  
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