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Activities

Home to many of Missouri's spring-fed streams and crystal clear waters, Missouri truly is a haven for nature lovers. The extreme southeastern corner, known as the “Bootheel” because of its shape, is rich in Missouri history and agriculture. Missouri gives you the feel of the Deep South with the southern drawls, cotton fields and home cooking.

The Ozark National Scenic Riverways are also home to some of the most beautiful countryside and trails and streams in the country. So, whether your family is hiking, exploring caves or floating down a winding stream, you'll never want to leave the region.

Crane Lake

Crane Pond Road Glover, MO 63620 Phone: 573-438-5427 24 hours

This 100-acre lake provides fishing for bass, sunfish and catfish. A boat ramp is available. Electric motors only. No camping is allowed. There is a five-mile, double loop trail for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Those wishing to camp will find Marble Creek Camp and Picnic Grounds nine miles northeast, just off of Route E.

GENERAL INTEREST INFO

open year-round

FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES

Not Wheelchair Accessible

SMOKING POLICY

smoking unrestricted

SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS

All ages

ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • fishing
  • canoeing outfitters
  • boating
  • biking / walking trails
  • equestrian trails
  • backpacking trail
  • camping
PET POLICY
  • service animals welcome
  • pets on leash allowed
RATES free admission GUEST RESERVATIONS NEEDED? reservations not accepted
GROUP POLICY advance contact requested

McCormack Lake Recreation Area

Route 19 Alton, MO 65606 Phone: 573-996-2153 Daily: Sunrise to sunset

McCormack Lake Recreation Area is located near Greer Spring and offers good fishing and boating. It is located on paved Forest Road 3155 off of Highway 19. This site has semi-developed picnic and camping facilities. There is hiking at McCormack Lake Recreation Area also. This is a trailhead for the 3.7-mile McCormack-Greer Trail, which ends at Greer Crossing Picnic Area and also connects to Ozark Trail. The 15-acre lake is stocked annually with panfish and bass being the catch of the day. The lake is a non-motorized area; boat motors are not allowed. An electric trolling motor is permitted. There is ample parking for picnickers and fishermen. The campground is primitive with limited picnic tables, firerings and lantern posts. A vault toilet is provided. No water is available.

At a Glance

Fees Usage: Restrictions: Closest Towns: Water: Restroom: Operated By:
There are no fees.
Light
Boats are allowed, only electric motors are permitted. The boat access is at the campground.
Greer, MO
None
Vault
U. S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: The turn off to McCormack Lake Recreation Area is 13 miles south of Winona on Hwy 19. From Winona, MO go south on Hwy 19 for 13 miles, then go west on Forest Road 3155. The lake is about 2 miles down this road, which is drivable in any vehicle.

Activities

Camping & Cabins

Campground Camping

No water. Tables and grills. Vault toilet available in picnic area. No garbage pick-up; pack in, pack out. Difficulty Level:
Sleeping Shelter No
No. of Accessible sites 0
Reservation Info No
No. of Sites 8
Fire Information Yes
Easy

Dispersed Camping

Rustic Camping, limited facilities, vault toilet located in picnic area, no drinking water Difficulty Level:
Easy

Fishing

Lake and Pond Fishing

Small lake for canoe and trolling motor fishing. Camping is available, vault toilet no drinking water available. Difficulty Level:
Easy

Day Hiking

Trail goes around the lake and down to Greer Crossing Recreation Area on the Eleven Point River. The trailhead for the 3.7-mile McCormack-Greer Trail, ends at Greer Crossing Picnic Area also connects to Ozark Trail. Difficulty Level:
Elevation desc Varies with area
Fire Information None
Intermediate

Picnicking

Picnic area beside lake with ample parking Difficulty Level:
Sleeping Shelter None
No. of Accessible sites 3
Reservation Info None
No. of Sites 3
Fire Information None
Easy

The Clearwater Lake

Route 3 Piedmont, MO 63957 Phone: 573-223-4217 Bob@bobandpattodd.com 24 hours

Clearwater Lake is a recreational lake in southeastern Missouri. Whether you participate in water sports, camp, hike, bike, fish or hunt, you'll find Clearwater Lake is a fine place to visit.

GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open year-round
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • fishing
  • canoeing outfitters
  • boating
  • golf
  • camping
PET POLICY
  • pets welcome / no fee
RENTAL ITEMS AVAILABLE ON-SITE
  • bicycle rental
  • boat rental
  • canoe rental
  • kayak rental
  • personal watercraft rental
  • raft rental

Wappapello Lake

10992 Highway T Wappapello, MO 63966Phone: 573-222-8562 Lake access available 24 hours

Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this lake offers a variety of activities. With more than 44,000 acres of land, guests may hunt, fish, swim, boat, camp or picnic. A visitor center features displays, and often hosts programs, designed to showcase the natural beauty of Southeast Missouri.

The lake is known for its largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, white bass and channel catfish fishing opportunities. The surrounding area is home to many animals, including deer, turkey, dove and quail. The area also includes equestrian and hiking trails, along with sites for camping.

For more information, there's a 24-hour recreation hotline at 573-222-8139.

The natural resources management staff at Wappapello Lake is commissioned with managing a diversity of habitats with a variety of tools. Sound environmental stewardship efforts help management for game and non-game animals alike. From waterfowl to warblers and wetlands to warm season grasses, Wappapello Lake provides critical habitat for wildlife.

Watchable Wildlife: Wappapello Lake participates in a nationwide program the viewing of wildlife by visitors in their natural settings. Work to improve and increase the watchable wildlife program is an on-going process. Depending upon the time of year, visitors may see bald eagles nesting, waterfowl migrating or river otters playing in the serenity of Wappapello Lake.

The Lake of the Ozarks

Lake Road 54-50 Lake Ozark, MO 65049 Phone: 800-386-5253 24 hours

Missouri's largest lake destination features more than 1,100 miles of shoreline. The Lake of the Ozarks offers access to public beaches, great fishing opportunities, and plenty of room for fun and recreation on the water. Cities around the Lake of the Ozarks offer hundreds of dining and lodging options. Recreation activities - including golf, horseback riding, boat excursions, and aircraft tours, just to name a few - are abundant. Marinas and rental services offer a variety of choices for fun on the water, whether you need a pontoon boat for your large group or simply want to explore the open water from a personal watercraft.

There are many points from which you can access the Lake of the Ozarks. Please note, the address provided with this listing is for the Bagnell Dam Access in Lake Ozark. Visit www.FunLake.com/marine/ramps.php to find a list of more access points.

GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open year-round
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • smoking allowed outdoors only
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • boating
  • winery / vineyard
  • biking / walking trails
  • equestrian trails
  • backpacking trail
  • golf
  • camping
RENTAL ITEMS AVAILABLE ON-SITE
  • boat rental
  • personal watercraft rental
  • boat slip rental

Blue Springs Lake and Beach

1500 NE Bowlin Road Lee's Summit, MO 64064 Phone: 816-795-0822 Mon.-Fri., 3 p.m.-7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. and holidays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Splash into summer at one of the most popular swimming beaches in Jackson County. Enjoy sandy beaches; certified lifeguards; shower and restroom facilities.

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open seasonally only
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • No Smoking
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • fishing
  • boating
PET POLICY
  • service animals welcome
  • pets are not allowed
RATES
  • less than $10
DISCOUNTS OFFERED
  • group discount
  • senior citizen discount
  • multiple-day discount
GUEST RESERVATIONS NEEDED?
  • reservations not accepted
GROUP POLICY
  • advance contact requested

Fellows Lake - Springfield

Route AA Springfield, MO 65810 Phone: 417-895-6880 Sunsrise-sunset

The lake has a picnic area, boat docks, boat ramp, boat rental, pavilion, fishing dock and water fowl blinds. Boating is limited to 40-horsepower motors. Excellent muskie poplulation is developing in the lake. Many areas are wheelchair accessible, including fishing dock, boat ramp and restrooms. Take Route 65 north five miles to Greene County Route AA, turn left to find access point.

FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • smoking in designated areas or specified guestrooms only
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • boating
RENTAL ITEMS AVAILABLE ON-SITE
  • boat rental

Kellogg Lake

1215 Esterly Drive Carthage, MO 64836 Phone: 417-237-7035 Dawn-dusk

A peaceful place to unwind and relax. A portion of the original Route 66 pavement runs along Spring River. Kellogg Lake features one of the largest outdoor classrooms in the region. Students and families alike can explore the diverse flora and fauna in the area. Enjoy fishing, hiking, and picnicking. A small boat dock is available. Admission is free to the public.

GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open year-round
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • smoking allowed outdoors only
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • fishing
  • biking / walking trails
RATES
  • free admission

Longview Lake and Beach

11101 Raytown Road Kansas City, MO 64134 Phone: 816-503-4876 Mon.-Fri., 3 p.m.-7 p.m.; Weekends and holidays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Splash into summer at one of the most popular swimming beaches in Jackson County. Enjoy sandy beaches, certified lifeguards and shower and restroom facilities. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. For more information regarding the hours and dates the facility is open, call 816 503-4876. During beach season, call Longview Lake Beach at 816-767-0727.

FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
RATES
  • less than $10
DISCOUNTS OFFERED
  • group discount
  • senior citizen discount
  • multiple-day discount
GROUP POLICY
  • advance contact requested

Santa Fe Lake - La Plata

Benton Street West side of Hwy 63 La Plata, MO 63549 Phone: 660-332-7166 LaPlataCityClerk@MissValley.com Memorial Day-Labor Day, noon-6 p.m.

This lake was built by the Santa Fe Railroad in 1907. Since the 1920s it has been a swimming, fishing, and picnicking destination for La Plata and surrounding area. The lake is open from Memorial Day-Labor Day.

GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open seasonally only
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • smoking in designated areas or specified guestrooms only
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • fishing
PET POLICY
  • pets on leash allowed

Shelbina Lake

5428 Golf Course Drive Shelbina, MO 63468 Phone: 573-588-4104 EconomicDev@CityOfShelbina.com April-May: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. / June-Sept. 5 and all holidays: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. / Sept. 6-Oct: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Shelbina Lake offers a variety of activities, from fishing and boating to camping. No swimming or wading is allowed.

There are approximately 76 camper-sites, with full hook-ups, along with a few tent-sites–all sites have electrical; five shelter houses; playground equipment; restrooms; a volleyball court; tennis court; basketball courts; and a nine-hole golf course is adjacent.

Bait and tackle, charcoal, food, soda, ice and snacks are available at the Pro Shop on the west side of lake; camping fees are collected there.

GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • restaurant on-site
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • smoking allowed outdoors only
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • boating
  • biking / walking trails
  • equestrian trails
  • golf
  • camping
PET POLICY
  • service animals welcome
  • pets on leash allowed
  • pets welcome / no fee

Smithville Lake

17201 Paradesian Smithville, MO 64089 Phone: 816-407-3400 Parks@ClayCoGov.com Office: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

A 7,190-acre recreational lake for boating, fishing, sailing, and swimming. Shoreline activities include golf courses, campgrounds, picnic shelters/areas and trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

There are two full-service marinas with boat rentals. Park passes start at $5 per car. Free admission available at specific trailheads. Fees for boating, camping, golf and other activities.

GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open year-round
  • restaurant on-site
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • smoking in designated areas or specified guestrooms only
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • casino gaming
  • fishing
  • boating
  • winery / vineyard
  • biking / walking trails
  • equestrian trails
  • backpacking trail
  • golf
  • camping
PET POLICY
  • service animals welcome
  • pets on leash allowed
RENTAL ITEMS AVAILABLE ON-SITE
  • boat rental
  • boat slip rental
TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
  • Cash
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Check
  • Travelers Checks
  • Visa

The Bull Shoals Lake

1 Lake Theodosia, MO 65761 Phone: 417-273-4020 Open 24 hours.

This 45,000-acres lake, with its more than 740 miles of shoreline and clear waters, is a great spot for water sports, including scuba diving. Bull Shoals Lake is known for its excellent fishing opportunities for white bass, largemouth bass and walleye, catfish and crappie. Restaurants, lodging and other attractions are plentiful in Theodosia, Pontiac, Protem and Isabella.

GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open year-round
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • smoking unrestricted
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • fishing
  • boating
  • biking / walking trails
  • camping
PET POLICY
  • service animals welcome
  • pets on leash allowed
RENTAL ITEMS AVAILABLE ON-SITE
  • boat rental
  • personal watercraft rental

The Mark Twain Lake

Route J Monroe City, MO 63456 Phone: 573-735-4097 MarkTwainInfo@mvs02.usace.army.mil 24 hours

This 18,600-acre lake is ideal for a day on the water. Also, enjoy equestrian trails, walking trails, and sleeping under the stars. Offers great fishing; known for crappie and bass tournaments. There are stocked ponds for those without boats.

Camping is available in four Corps of Engineers developed recreation areas; many with full hookups; most have electric, fire grills, lantern hangers, picnic tables and asphalt pads. Areas have showers, restrooms, sanitary stations, trails, scenic overlooks, launch ramps, and beaches and playgrounds.

GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open year-round
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • ADA fully compliant
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • smoking allowed outdoors only
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
ACTIVITIES ON-SITE OR WITHIN 10 MILES
  • fishing
  • canoeing outfitters
  • boating
  • biking / walking trails
  • equestrian trails
  • backpacking trail
  • camping
PET POLICY
  • service animals welcome
  • pets on leash allowed
RATES
  • free admission
RENTAL ITEMS AVAILABLE ON-SITE
  • boat rental
  • personal watercraft rental
  • boat slip rental
DISCOUNTS OFFERED
  • government discount

Outdoors

If you can do it outdoors, you can do it in Missouri. Containing hundreds of conservation and natural areas, 49 state parks, the vast Mark Twain National Forest, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, the 225-mile Katy Trail (America's longest rail-to-trail hiking/biking trail) and thousands of hunting and fishing spots to catch any type of wildlife, Missouri is "the place" for the outdoor enthusiast.

Arrow Rock State Historic Site Arrow Rock State Parks and State Historic Sites

The Santa Fe Trail crossed the Missouri River here. Landmarks include artist George Caleb Bingham's house, the circa 1834 Huston Tavern, a one-room jail, a visitor center museum, camping, hiking trails and picnicking. The Huston Tavern offers dining in an 1860s atmosphere. Arrow Rock is 13 miles north of I-70.

Battle of Athens State Historic Site Athens State Parks and State Historic Sites

At this site, Union troops defeated the pro-south Missouri State Guard in 1861; it was the northernmost Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River. The site features camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing and boating. History tours from one to six hours in duration are available. Guided natural history tours and hikes lasting up to two hours are offered. The site is located 10 miles north of Kahoka.

Battle of Carthage State Historic Site Carthage State Parks and State Historic Sites

This is the location of the final confrontation of a 12-hour Civil War battle on July 5, 1861, where 6,000 Southern troops forced Union soldiers to retreat to Sarcoxie. An interpretive shelter explains the history of the battle. The site is unmanned and is managed by Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site in Lamar.

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site Lexington State Parks and State Historic Sites

The site features the Civil War battlefield and the Anderson House, which was used as a field hospital during the September 1861 battle. Highlights include a visitor center with exhibits, an interpretive, self-guided trail on the battlefield and guided tours.

Bennett Spring State Park Lebanon State Parks and State Historic Sites

Bennett Spring is the state's third-largest spring. Trout fishing, lodging, camping, dining, fly-fishing schools, a nature center, a swimming pool, float trips, hiking trails, a store and picnicking are park features. The park is 12 miles west of Lebanon. Trout season is March-October. A Missouri fishing license and daily trout tag are required to fish. Pets are not allowed in buildings. The park office is closed on state holidays.

Big Lake State Park Craig State Parks and State Historic Sites

Due to flooding from the Missouri River, Big Lake State Park is closed until further notice.

The 625-acre Oxbow Lake, 11 miles southwest of Mound City, is perfect for fishing. The park offers lodging, camping, dining, a swimming pool, a snack bar, a store and picnicking. It is an ideal area for bird watching, as it lies along a major migratory flyway.

Big Oak Tree State Park East Prairie State Parks and State Historic Sites

Driving along the rural highways in southeast Missouri, travelers may notice an abundance of farmland. Amid this farmland, near East Prairie, 1,029 acres of the area's original landscape has been preserved and stands out above the rest. This island of trees in a sea of agriculture is known as Big Oak Tree State Park. A boardwalk allows visitors to walk alongside champion trees and through wetlands. The interpretive center highlights the park's flora and fauna. Picnic sites and a shelter are available; there are hiking trails and a small lake for fishing. The park is managed by Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site.

Big Sugar Creek State Park Pineville State Parks and State Historic Sites

Outstanding oak and oak-pine woodlands are features of this 2,082-acre park in the rugged Elk Hills region of southwest Missouri. These glades, woodlands and bluffs lie along scenic Big Sugar Creek. A three-mile hiking trail traverses the park's unique features, designated as the Elk River Breaks Natural Area. The park is managed out of Roaring River State Park.

Bollinger Mill State Historic Site Burfordville State Parks and State Historic Sites

The four-story, stone and brick water-powered mill dates to around 1867. The 140-foot Burfordville Covered Bridge crosses the Whitewater River that powers the mill. Cornmeal is ground as part of the mill tour. Picnic sites are available. Off of Route 34 onto Route OO to Route HH. Call for tour times. Tours: $4; ages 6-12, $2.50; younger than 6, free.

Boone's Lick State Historic Site Arrow Rock State Parks and State Historic Sites

As early as 1805, Daniel and Nathan Boone, sons of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, processed salt from Boone's Lick Spring. A trail with interpretive panels leads to the spring. Picnic sites are available. This historic site is managed out of Arrow Rock State Historic Site. Located 12 miles northwest of Boonville on Route 187, off Route 87.

Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site Sedalia State Parks and State Historic Sites

A circa 1900 castle on a hill. Bothwell Lodge represents early 20th century extravagant living. It was built by Sedalia lawyer and politician John H. Bothwell. Hiking, mountain biking and picnicking are available. For tour hours, visit the website. The property is located north of Sedalia off Route 65. Tours: $4; Ages 6-12, $2.50; Younger than 6, free.

Castlewood State Park Ballwin State Parks and State Historic Sites

This park, straddling the Meramec River, is an excellent location for canoeing and fishing. Open for day use only, the park features picnic sites and shelters, a boat ramp and hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.

Clark's Hill-Norton State Historic Site Osage City State Parks and State Historic Sites

This site was noted in William Clark's journal in 1804. A half-mile trail takes visitors up a hill, past American Indian burial mounds and interpretive panels, to an overlook of the Missouri and Osage rivers. The historic site is managed out of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Located off Route 50, north on Route J.

Confederate Memorial State Historic Site Higginsville State Parks and State Historic Sites

This 135-acre memorial park area of the Confederate Home of Missouri is preserved in memory of the 40,000 Missourians who fought under the Confederate flag. Visitors can tour the cemetery and chapel. The site includes the chapel, cemetery, picnic sites and several small fishing lakes.

Crowder State Park Trenton State Parks and State Historic Sites

This park, four miles west of Trenton, is dedicated to Gen. Enoch Crowder, founder of the selective service system. It features camping, hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails, an organized group camp, picnic sites and shelters, and a lake for fishing and swimming.

Cuivre River State Park Troy State Parks and State Historic Sites

More than 38 miles of hiking, backpacking and equestrian trails wind through this 6,393-acre park. Camping, equestrian camping, a lake for fishing and swimming, picnicking, an organized group camp and a visitor center are features. The park is located three miles east of Troy. Visit the website for park office and visitor center hours.

Deutschheim State Historic Site Hermann State Parks and State Historic Sites

This site, in Hermann's historic district, interprets 19th century German-American immigration, history and culture. Tours include: the Strehly house (circa 1850), once the site of a German print shop and winery; the period decorated Pommer-Gentner House (circa 1840); two heritage gardens; and a barn. Admission: $4; ages 6-12, $2.50; younger than 6, free.

Dillard Mill State Historic Site Davisville State Parks and State Historic Sites

Tucked between colorful Ozark hills, Dillard Mill, bult in 1900, is one of Missouri's best-preserved examples of a water-powered gristmill. The red mill overlooking the spring-fed Huzzah Creek makes a picturesque place to picnic and hike. Tours: $4; ages 6-12, $2.50; younger than age 6 admitted free.

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park Wildwood State Parks and State Historic Sites

This park, 20 miles west of St. Louis off Route 109 on Route BA, is dedicated to physician and surgeon Dr. Edmund Babler. It features camping, picnicking, a paved bicycle trail, equestrian trails, hiking trails, a visitor center with exhibits, interpretive programs and an accessible group camp.

Edward (Ted) and Pat Jones - Confluence Point State Park West Alton State Parks and State Historic Sites

A trail leads to the point where the Mississippi and the Missouri rivers meet. Interpretive panels focus on the rivers and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The park's location is great for bird watching. Flooding occaisionally causes closure of the park. Check the website prior to your visit.

Elephant Rocks State Park Ironton State Parks and State Historic Sites

Giant, billion-year-old granite formations stand end-to-end like a train of red circus elephants at this park. A self-guiding trail (with Braille signage) winds among these geologic wonders. Picnic sites and flush restrooms are available.

Felix Valle House State Historic Site Ste. Genevieve State Parks and State Historic Sites

This historic site includes three houses: the 1818 Federal-style Felix Valle House; the vertical-log, 1792 Amoureux House; and the 1819 Shaw House. Exhibits interpret the lifestyles and history of early Ste. Genevieve. These are some of the finest examples of French colonial architecture in the nation. Tours: $4; ages 6-12, $2.50; younger than 6, free.

Finger Lakes State Park Columbia State Parks and State Historic Sites

This reclaimed strip-mine area, 10 miles north of Columbia off Route 63, is one of two state parks where off-road motorcycling and ATV riding is allowed. Trails and a motocross track are available. There are seven strip pits for swimming, canoeing and fishing. The challenging Kelley Branch Mountain Biking Trail offers the opportunity to hike or mountain bike. Camping and picnicking are available.

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site St. Charles State Parks and State Historic Sites

This building housed Missouri's first state government from 1821 until 1826, before Jefferson City became the capital. Governmental chambers, a residence, the governor's office and a dry goods store have been restored. Exhibits and tours are available. The visitor center is free. Tours: $4; ages 6-12, $2.50; younger than 6, free.

Fort Davidson State Historic Site Pilot Knob State Parks and State Historic Sites

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