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Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:07 AM
Subject: [Mo-efriends] Missouri State Park eFriends Newsletter — October 2009
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Hello, Missouri State Park eFriends

Welcome to the October issue of eFriends. I would like to relay to you the
latest news from around the Missouri state park system.

This is my first opportunity to visit with you about our parks, and I am
eager to find ways to work together on behalf of the best state park
system in the nation.  If you have suggestions, questions or comments,
please send them to me at moparks@dnr.mo.gov.  I look forward to your
ideas to help make Missouri State Parks even better.

As always, we invite your comments on eFriends and the state park system
in general. Your input is important so we can provide better service to
all of our customers.

Bill Bryan, Director
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division of State Parks

====Featured Park====

Wakonda State Park, La Grange
Nestled in northeast Missouri, Wakonda State Park is composed of land that
once was mined of gravel used to surface Missouri’s secondary highways. It
has been transformed into a recreation area featuring six lakes, hiking
and bicycling trails, and a rare sand prairie.

Seventy-nine campsites, both basic and electric, are available to guests
wishing to extend their stay. Wakonda State Park also has 10 recreational
trailers available for rent. Both the campground and recreational trailers
are located near one of the park’s lakes.

For more information about Wakonda State Park visit

====State Park Souvenirs====
Looking for the perfect gift? “More than S?mores-A Taste of Missouri State
Parks” is the state park system’s cookbook with a collection of recipes
from staff and volunteers. This wire-bound book contains 177 pages of
recipes featuring nine different categories from main dishes to campfire
cooking.  It makes a great gift at $10 each plus tax. Order your copy
today by visiting http://www.mostateparks.com/shop/ or call the
department’s toll free line at 800-334-6946.

====Reservation Opportunities in a Yurt or Camper Cabin====

Fall is here and there’s a chill in the air. Why not spend a weekend in
the campground in a camper cabin or yurt!  Both have electricity and heat
to keep you warm on those cool evenings.  To find out more about our yurt
and camper cabins and where your next adventure may begin, visit

To make your reservations, visit

====Fall Color Hike====
Oct. 24, 2009
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia

Absorb the colors of autumn while hiking the scenic trails of the Gans
Creek Wild Area (about three miles). Bluff tops provide scenic vistas and
the gravel bars of Gans Creek and the small grass-covered glade openings
provide places to explore. The park naturalist will share information
about why leaves change color and about the wildlife that make their homes
in the forests, glades and streams. The program is free and is recommended
for ages eight to adult. Reservations are required and can be made by
calling 573-449-7402.

Missouri State Park eFriends Newsletter
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Missouri’s state parks and historic sites are funded primarily by the
one-tenth-of-one-percent parks, soil and water sales tax. The tax was
first approved by Missouri voters in 1984 and renewed by voters in 1988,
1996 and 2006.

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