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Enhance your next birding experience in a state park or historic site. Missouri State Parks works with The Audubon Society of Missouri (ASM) to help Missourians become more familiar with birds through the State Parks Checklist Project (SPARKS). Through this program, volunteers collect bird data for state parks and historic sites. You can see the data in checklists available online.

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03/21/2017 at 16:11. Facebook
Gearing up for a season of camping? If you camp in five different state parks or historic sites in a year, you may be eligible for a camper award. Camper verification cards are available at all state parks and historic sites.

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03/20/2017 at 20:14. Facebook
Visit Washington State Park this weekend for The Spring Thing Walk. Hikers will be able to look for some of the first signs of spring in the park.

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03/20/2017 at 15:09. Facebook
Today is the first day of spring! To celebrate, here's a album of spring wildflowers in bloom in Missouri State Parks. Visit a state park of historic site near to see nature spring to life this season.

Spring in Missouri State Parks

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03/17/2017 at 20:03. Facebook
On this day in 2008, Current River State Park became a part of the park system. #ShowMeYourStatePark

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03/17/2017 at 20:01. Facebook
On this day in 1967, Elephant Rocks State Park became a part of the state park system. #ShowMeYourStateParks

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#FlashbackFriday – Horseback riders crossing the stream at Roaring River State Park in 1972. Equestrian use was permitted in the park until approximately 2002. #ShowMeYourStatePark
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03/17/2017 at 02:43. Facebook
More than 80 years old, standing strong and tall above shortleaf pines is Mudlick Mountain Fire Tower at Sam A. Baker State Park.

The 85-foot fire tower was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). This was not an easy feat. Heavy equipment had to be hauled up the mountain and men dangled from safety belts up to 80 feet in the air! Construction started with 30 CCC boys and...
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On Friday, celebrate St. Patrick's Day with scavenger hunts at Crowder State Park. Drive through the park or hit the trails to participate.

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt | Missouri State Parks

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Are you interested in backpacking, but don't quite feel comfortable hitting the trails? Learn2 Backpack is a comprehensive classroom and outdoor training course designed to introduce you to backpacking, familiarize you with backpacking gear, prepare you for a backpacking experience, and introduce you to the backpacking trails and camps in Missouri State Parks in preparation for better...
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Learn2 Backpack - Class April 22; Experience May 6-7 | Missouri State Parks

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Looking to plan an adventure in Missouri State Parks? Use our "Find Your Park" page to sort parks & historic sites by region, activities, trails and more.

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Missouri State Parks is now on Instagram. Make sure to follow us so you'll be the first to know as we add more photos of our state parks and historic sites.

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On this date in 1957, Trail of Tears State Park became a part of the state park system. #ShowMeYourStatePark

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#FlashbackFriday – A group of people standing on the shore near the spring at Bennett Spring State Park in 1925. #ShowMeYourStatePark
Spring peepers are the first frog you hear calling in the spring. Their loud, high-pitched “peep” can be heard not only in spring, but also on mild autumn nights. Peepers are a type of treefrog whose round toe pads help them stick to vegetation. Many species of treefrog have a special blood protein that acts as anti-freeze in their body. This protein allows the frog to overwinter in Missouri....
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A total of 42 state parks and historic sites will be in the path of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. See exactly when and where you can experience the eclipse in Missouri State Parks.

2017 Eclipse | Missouri State Parks

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Relive the excitement of #MoTrout opening day on March 1 with the photo galleries available online. Or, make plans to visit Bennett Spring, Montauk or Roaring River state parks to experience the fun yourself.

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On this day in 1997, Jefferson Landing State Historic Site and the Missouri State Museum became a part of the state park system. #ShowMeYourStateParks

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#FlashbackFriday – A visitor and her dog check out a salt spring at Boone's Lick State Historic Site in 1972. #ShowMeYourStatePark
The chilly waters of Bennett Spring rise from Gasconade Dolomite in a clear greenish-blue pool abundant with trout. The mouth of the spring provides an average daily flow of 103 million gallons of water, making Bennett Spring one of the largest flowing springs in Missouri. This spring is fed by a 265-square-mile watershed in which the flowing water dissolves an estimated 60 tons of dolomite...
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