Jay Nixon State Park

Park Information

Located in Reynolds County, the park's rugged landscape serves as a backcountry access to the Ozark Trail, which links Taum Sauk Mountain and Johnson's Shut-Ins state parks. The park features rugged terrain and unblazed trails, making it perfect for those familiar with wilderness travel and seeking a true backcountry experience. The park also includes a rare mountaintop lake, which is home to bluegill and largemouth bass. The park is named for Missouri's 55th Governor, whose support for conservation and state parks has been nationally recognized.



Currently, there are no facilities at the state park, which can only be accessed from the Ozark Trail. In the future, basic services such as campsites, water and restroom facilities may be added.