Jan. 1, 2017
Celebrate the beginning of 2017 by taking a guided hike in a Missouri state park. Start a new tradition with your friends and family as you get some healthy exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks and you will be joining hikers from all 50 states. For more information, click here.
You have many First Day Hikes to choose from in Missouri State Parks. Click on the link for more information about specific hikes.
|Park/Historic Site||Meeting Location||Time|
|Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Wildwood||Alta Shelter parking lot||1 p.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson||Visitor Center parking lot||9:30 a.m. - Noon|
|Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon||Natural Tunnel Trail trailhead||8 a.m. - 1 p.m.|
|Big Sugar Creek State Park, Pineville||Ozark Chinquapin Trail trailhead||10 a.m. - 1 p.m.|
|Crowder State Park, Trenton||Four hikes in various locations||10 a.m. and 1 p.m.|
|Cuivre River State Park, Troy||Stone Shelter parking lot||2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Current River State Park, Salem||Float and Hike - float starts at Pulltite||9 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Echo Bluff State Park, Eminence||Current River Trail trailhead||1:30 p.m.|
|Graham Cave State Park, Danville||Two hikes, both meeting at the shelter house||10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.|
|Grand Gulf State Park, Thayer||Natural Bridge Trail trailhead||2 p.m. -4 p.m.|
|Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton||Lake area parking lot||10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.|
|Hawn State Park, Ste. Genevieve||Whispering Pine Trail trailhead||1 p.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Katy Trail State Park, McBaine||McBaine Trailhead||10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
|Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster||Two hikes, both meeting at the Visitor Center||
Hike 1: Dec. 31, 11:30 p.m. - Midnight
|Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach||Rocky Top Trail trailhead||1 p.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Lake Wappapello State Park, Williamsville||Allison Cemetery Trail trailhead||1 p.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Meramec State Park, Sullivan||Visitor Center||Noon - 2:30 p.m.|
|Montauk State Park, Salem||Stone Picnic Shelter||2 p.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Onondaga Cave State Park, Leasburg||Visitor Center||12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.|
|Pershing State Park, Laclede||Campground showerhouse||9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.|
|Prairie State Park, Mindenmines||Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center||1 p.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Roaring River State Park, Cassville||Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center||10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
|Robertsville State Park, Robertsville||Lost Hill Trail trailhead||10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
|Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia||Five hikes on various trails||10 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
|Rock Island Spur, Windsor||Katy Trail and Rock Island Trail trailhead, Windsor||11 a.m. - Noon|
|Stockton State Park, Dadeville||Umber Ridge Trail trailhead||1 p.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Table Rock State Park, Branson||White River Valley Trail trailhead 1||1 p.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Thousand Hills State Park, Kirksville||Forest Lake Trail trailhead||10 a.m. - 11 a.m.|
|Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, Florida||Barefoot Sam Trail trailhead||
|Wallace State Park, Cameron||Campground showerhouse parking lot||1 p.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Washington State Park, De Soto||Thunderbird Lodge||1 p.m. - 3 p.m .|
|Watkins Mill State Park, Lawson||East dam parking lot (near the campground)||10 a.m. - noon|