Missouri State Parks

MO State Parks

It will likely be awhile before four properties that were purchased in 2016 for Missouri state parks are open to the public, but work is underway at some of them.  


Anyone displaced by the recent tornadoes in Missouri are being allowed to camp for free at any state park campground.

They’ll be allowed to stay up to 30 days, and all campsites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Campers will need to take their own equipment and supplies.

People requesting the fee waiver must provide documentation from a governmental or charitable organization certifying they’ve been displaced by a tornado or by flooding in any county in Missouri.

Michele Skalicky

Two public meetings on the future of Missouri’s newest state parks are finished and one more is set for Thursday, December 7.  Comments are also being taken online through January 5, 2018.  

Missouri DNR

Missouri is getting three new places for the public to enjoy the outdoors.  And Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says they’ll have some of the state’s most distinctive natural landscapes and features.

The new state parks are all located in the southern part of Missouri.  They include: