Revenue Bonds



Finished cabins may look similar to this cabin in Missouri State Parks.

Finished camper cabins may look similar to this camper cabin in Missouri State Parks.

Finished campsites may look similar to this campsite in Missouri State Parks.

Finished yurts may look similar to this yurt in Missouri State Parks.

Revenue Bonds Sold to Fund Improvement Projects in Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks proposed a total of 28 revenue bond funded projects at 22 different parks across the state. Total cost for all potential projects is estimated to be $68 million and the projects will be completed over a five-year period. There were $60.2 million in bonds sold on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.

The majority of the projects fall into two main categories, campground upgrades and expansion (with a lifespan of up to 40 years) and the development of new cabins (with a lifespan of up to 80 years). The revenue bond projects were identified using occupancy data for camping and lodging, visitor comments and park staff recommendations.

Visitor demand for additional lodging and campsites, including the need for campsites with increased amenities such as 50 AMP electric, sewer and water hookups, in the Missouri State Parks system continues to increase. In response to demand for more lodging opportunities, the revenue bond project proposal includes campground expansions and full-service cabins, as well as camper cabins and yurts which have proven successful in Missouri State Parks.

Project details are under development and the proposed schedule may be adjusted as needed. The total cost for each project is subject to change; costs and projected revenue are only estimates based on 2020 information. If you have a question about a Revenue Bond project or the process, please submit your questions via email.

2022

State Park/
State Historic Site
Project Revenue Bond Documents
Johnson’s Shut-Ins
State Park
Construct six full-service cabins. Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park cabin project
Onondaga Cave State Park Replace the electrical system in the cave. Onondaga Cave State Park project
Montauk State Park Create new campground loop with 32 sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites; construct small showerhouse. Montauk State Park campground project
Roaring River State Park Convert 37 basic campsites to with sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites; construct small showerhouse. Roaring River State Park campground project

2023

State Park/
State Historic Site
Project Revenue Bond Documents
Big Lake State Park Convert 28 campsites to sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites; upgrade wastewater system. Big Lake State Park campground project
Current River State Park Renovate the lodge; construct six full-service cabins. Current River State Park project
Echo Bluff State Park Construct six new cabins. Echo Bluff State Park cabin project
Lewis and Clark State Park Convert 20 campsites to sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites; construct a small showerhouse. Lewis and Clark State Park campground project
Table Rock State Park Convert five campsites to full-service yurt sites. Table Rock State Park yurt project
Table Rock State Park Convert 22 campsites to sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites. Table Rock State Park campground project
Wakonda State Park Construct 10 sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites. Wakonda State Park campground project
Watkins Mill State Park Create new campground loop with 50 sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites. Watkins Mill State Park campground project
Weston Bend State Park Create a second campground with 15 sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites; construct small showerhouse. Weston Bend State Park campground project

2024

State Park/
State Historic Site
Project Revenue Bond Documents
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Convert 35 campsites to sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites. Babler State Park campground project
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Renovate the lodge. Babler State Park lodge project
Lake of the Ozarks
State Park
Construct four yurts. Lake of the Ozarks State Park yurt project
Lake of the Ozarks
State Park
Convert 29 campsites to sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites. Lake of the Ozarks State Park campground project
St. Francois State Park Create new campground loop with 63 sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites; construct small showerhouse. St. Francois State Park campground project
Harry S Truman State Park Convert five campsites to camper cabin sites. Harry S Truman camper cabin project
Wakonda State Park Construct six full-service cabins. Wakonda State Park camper cabin project

2025

State Park/
State Historic Site
Project Revenue Bond Documents
Long Branch State Park Convert 20 basic campsites to 17 sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites. Long Branch State Park campground project
Long Branch State Park Convert six campsites to camper cabin sites. Long Branch State Park Camper Cabin project
Stockton State Park Convert 12 basic campsites to 14 sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites. Stockton State Park campground project

2026

State Park/
State Historic Site
Project Revenue Bond Documents
Cuivre River State Park Create new campground loop with 30 sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites. Cuivre River State Park campground project
Finger Lakes State Park Construct 20 sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites; upgrade wastewater system.. Finger Lakes State Park campground project
Thousand Hills State Park Convert nine campsites to six camper cabin sites. Thousand Hills State Park camper cabin project
Table Rock State Park Build eight new full-service cabins. Table Rock State Park cabin project
Trail of Tears State Park Convert 35 basic campsites to four basic campsites and 28 sewer, 50-amp electric, water campsites. Trail of Tears State Park campground project