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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 1-31 Celebrate Kids to Parks Day the entire month of May in Missouri State Parks
May 1- June 30 Battle of Pilot Knob presents a new exhibit: Dropped and Found
May 3,10,17,4,25,31 Roaring River State Park hosts Bluegrass music in May
May 4, July 6, 27, Aug. 31  Onondaga Cave State Park offers series of four hummingbird banding events
May 24-27 Washington State Park hosts summer kickoff events Memorial Day weekend
May 25 Crowder State Park hosts celebration of the National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day May 25
May 25-26 Late Night Cathedral Cave Tours offered at Onondaga Cave State Park May 25 and 26
May 25-Aug. 4 Watkins Woolen Mill hosts Living History Farm program
May 25-Aug. 31 Crowder State Park hosts Explorer Hour Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day
May 27 Baker Family to perform May 27 at Echo Bluff State Park
May 31 Pomme de Terre State Park hosts public information meeting May 31
May 31 Harry S Truman State Park hosts public information meeting May 31
June 1 Felix Valle House State Historic Site and Hawn State Park host public information meeting June 1
June 1 Ha Ha Tonka State Park hosts public information meeting June 1
June 1 Arrow Rock State Historic Site hosts First Saturday Lecture June 1
June 1 Cuivre River State Park hosts PALS in the Park leashed dog walk June 1
June 1 Bollinger Mill State Historic Site holds first annual Summer Fun Day June 1
June 1 Crowder State Park hosts Creatures of the Night hike June 1
June 1 National Trails Day hike at Onondaga Cave State Park June 1
June 1 Guided Bison Hike at Prairie State Park June 1
June 1 Echo Bluff State Park hosts Nature Journaling program June 1
June 1 Bennett Spring State Park offers Photo Walk June 1
June 1-Aug. 31 Missouri Mines State Historic Site hosts Mill Tours
June 3 Bennett Spring State Park hosts live bald eagle program June 3
June 4,11,18,25 Missouri State Museum offers children's programs during June
June 5 Jefferson Landing hosts Landing After Hours – Missouri Pulp and Comic Creators June 5
June 6 Table Rock State Park hosts public information meeting June 6
June 8 Onondaga Cave State Park offers off-trail cave trips of Cathedral Cave
June 8 Echo Bluff State Park hosts Night Owls and Nightjars: Often Heard but Seldom Seen interactive program June 8
June 8 St. Francois State Park welcomes World Bird Sanctuary for Raptor Basics Program June 8
General News
Date of Press Release  
May 22 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