2022 Public Informational Meetings

The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others.

As part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input regarding the facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites, informational meetings will be held throughout 2022. Park representatives will provide information on future plans for the facility and answer questions. Visitors are invited to share feedback and suggestions about park services and operations.

See the schedule below for information on an informational meeting at a state park or historic site near you. Informational meetings scheduled as videos will have links posted when they are available for viewing. 

Park/Historic Site
Meeting
Date/Time
Meeting
Location
Resources
Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock Sat., May 7
10-11:30 a.m.
Town Hall -
Tavern Lawn
Meeting Summary -- Arrow Rock, Boone's Lick, Sappington African American Cemetery and Sappington Cemetery State Historic Sites 
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Wildwood Sun, Oct 9
10 a.m.
Town Hall -
Visitor Center

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Presentation

Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson Sat, Oct 22
10 a.m.
Town Hall -
Shelter 1

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Summary

Battle of Athens State Historic Site, Revere Sat, Sep 17
1 p.m.
Town Hall -
Shelter House

Meeting Agenda -- Battle of Athens and Iliniwek Village State Historic Sites

Regional Director's Speaking Points

Battle of Carthage State Historic Site, Carthage Jul Video Button  
Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site, Butler Oct Video Button  
Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, Lexington Aug Video Button  
Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site, Pilot Knob Sat, Oct 1
5:30 p.m.
Town Hall -
Main Shelter

Meeting Agenda -- Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site and Elephant Rocks State Park

Meeting Summary -- Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site and Elephant Rocks State Park

Guest Survey -- Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site and Elephant Rocks State Park

Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon Fri, Jun 17
6 p.m.
Town Hall -
Nature Center

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Presentation

Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, Kansas City Jul Video Button  
Big Lake State Park, Craig Sat, Sep 10
11 a.m.
Town Hall -
Shelter House

Meeting Agenda

Regional Director's Speaking Points

Big Oak Tree State Park, East Prairie Sat, Aug 13
3 p.m.
Town Hall -
Shelter

Meeting Agenda

Proposed Recreational Improvements

Water Management Concept

Big Sugar Creek State Park, Pineville Thu, Jun 30
​6 p.m.
Town Hall -
River Shelter, Roaring River State Park
Meeting Presentation -- Big Sugar Creek and Roaring River State Parks
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Burfordville Sat, Sep 17
2 p.m.
Town Hall -
Day-Use Area near the mill

Meeting Agenda

Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site, Ash Grove May Video Button  
Boone's Lick State Historic Site, Boonesboro Sat., May 7
10-11:30 a.m.
Town Hall -
Tavern Lawn, Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Meeting Summary -- Arrow Rock, Boone's Lick, Sappington African American Cemetery and Sappington Cemetery State Historic Sites
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, Sedalia Sat, Sep 24
1-2 p.m.
Open House -
Park Office
Meeting Presentation
Bryant Creek State Park, Ava Fri, Sep 23
11 a.m.
Town Hall -
North Day-Use Area

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Presentation

Castlewood State Park, Ballwin Thu, Sep 22
5-7 p.m.
Open House -
Shelter 2
Meeting Agenda
Clark's Hill/Norton State Historic Site, Osage City Sat, Apr 23
1-2 p.m.
Open House -
Parking Lot
Meeting Summary
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site, Higginsville Aug Video Button  
Crowder State Park, Trenton Jul Video Button  
Cuivre River State Park, Troy Sun, Oct 9
3 p.m.
Town Hall -
Visitor Center
Meeting Agenda
Current River State Park, Salem, and Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry, Eminence Thu, May 20
5:30 p.m.
Town Hall -
Amphitheater
Meeting Presentation -- Current River and Echo Bluff State Parks and Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry
Deutschheim State Historic Site, Hermann May Video Button  
Dillard Mill State Historic Site, Davisville Sat, Sep 24
1-2 p.m.
Open House -
Mill

Meeting Agenda

Attendance, Special Events and Maintenance Projects

Dillard Mill History and Significance

Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave State Historic Site, Herculaneum Sat, Sep 24
​1 p.m.
Town Hall -
Museum, Mastodon State Historic Site

Meeting Agenda -- Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave, Mastodon and Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Sites

Meeting Presentation -- Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave, Mastodon and Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Sites

Echo Bluff State Park, Eminence Friday, May 20
5:30 p.m.
Town Hall -
Amphitheater
Meeting Presentation -- Current River and Echo Bluff State Parks and Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry
Elephant Rocks State Park, Belleview Sat, Oct 1
5:30 p.m.
Town Hall -
Main Shelter, Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site

Meeting Agenda -- Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site and Elephant Rocks State Park

Meeting Summary -- Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site and Elephant Rocks State Park

Guest Survey -- Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site and Elephant Rocks State Park

Finger Lakes State Park, Columbia Sat, Sep 10
1-2 p.m.
Open House -
Beach Parking Lot
Meeting Agenda
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles Wed, Aug 10
5 p.m.
Town Hall -
Behind Visitor Center

Meeting Agenda

Graham Cave State Park, Danville Sun, Oct 30
1-2 p.m.
Open House -
Lower Picnic Area Shelter

Meeting Agenda

2022 Operations and Events

Annual Attendance, 2001-2021

Camper Units Sold, 2001-2021

Grand Gulf State Park, Thayer Sep Video Button  
Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton Jun Video Button  
Hawn State Park, Ste. Genevieve Sat, Jul 16
3-5 p.m.
Open House -
Campground Amphitheater
Meeting Agenda
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, New Madrid  Aug Video Button  
Iliniwek Village State Historic Site, Wayland Sat, Sep 17
1 p.m.
Town Hall -
Shelter House, Battle of Athens State Historic Site

Meeting Agenda -- Battle of Athens and Iliniwek Village State Historic Sites

Regional Director's Speaking Points

Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site, Columbia Sat, Apr 23
​9-10 a.m.
Open House -
Devil's Icebox Parking Lot, Rock Bridge State Park
Meeting Summary -- Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Midwestern Section of Katy Trail State, and Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Middle Brook Sat, Oct 22
6 p.m.
Town Hall -
Campground Store Shelter

Meeting Agenda -- Johnson's Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain and Jay Nixon State Parks

Annual Attendance -- Johnson Shut-Ins and Taum Sauk Mountain State Parks

Interpretive Programs -- Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

Labor Hours -- Johnson's Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain and Jay Nixon State Parks

Maintenance and Repair Projects -- Johnson's Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain and Jay Nixon State Parks

Park Histories -- Johnson's Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain and Jay Nixon State Parks

Stewardship Activities -- Johnson's Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain and Jay Nixon State Parks

Edward "Ted" and Pat Jones-Confluence Point State Park, West Alton Wed, Aug 10
5-7 p.m.
Open House -
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
Meeting Agenda -- Edward "Ted" and Pat Jones-Confluence Point State Park and Eastern Section of Katy Trail State Park
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, St. Louis Sat, Aug 27
2 p.m.
Town Hall -
Museum
Meeting Agenda
Katy Trail State Park - Eastern Section Wed, Aug 10
5-7 p.m.
Open House -
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
Meeting Agenda -- Edward "Ted" and Pat Jones-Confluence Point State Park and Eastern Section of Katy Trail State Park
Katy Trail State Park - Mid-Eastern Section Sun, Oct 16
Noon to 1 p.m.
Open House -
Treloar Trailhead

Meeting Agenda

2022 Park Accomplishments

Annual Attendance, 2010-2021 (Mid-Eastern Section)

Annual Attendance, 2010-2021 (Katy Trail State Park, All Sections)

Katy Trail State Park - Midwestern Section Sat, Apr 23
​9-10 a.m.
Open House -
Devil's Icebox Parking Lot, Rock Bridge State Park
Meeting Summary -- Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Midwestern Section of Katy Trail State Park, and Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site
Katy Trail State Park - Western Section and Rock Island Spur Jun Video Button  
Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster Jun Video Button  
Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Kaiser Thu, Sep 15
6 p.m.
Town Hall -
Public Beach #1 Shelter
Meeting Agenda
Lake Wappapello State Park, Williamsville Sat, Sep 24
10 a.m.
Town Hall -
Shelter #1

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Summary

Lewis and Clark State Park, Rushville Sat, Sep 10
3 p.m.
Open House -
Shelter House, Lewis and Clark State Park

Meeting Agenda -- Lewis and Clark and Weston Bend State Parks

Regional Director's Speaking Points

Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site, Meadville Wed, Oct 19
6-7 p.m.
Open House -
Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives Building, 900 Ausmus St., Laclede
Meeting Agenda -- Locust Creek Covered Bridge and John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Sites
Long Branch State Park, Macon Sept Video Button  
Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial Sat, Sep 24
1 p.m.
Town Hall -
Museum

Meeting Agenda -- Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave, Mastodon and Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Sites

Meeting Presentation -- Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave, Mastodon and Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Sites

Meramec State Park, Sullivan Jun Video Button  
Missouri Mines State Historic Site, Park Hills Thu, Aug 11
4-5 p.m.
Open House -
Museum
Meeting Summary
Missouri State Museum/Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, Jefferson City Thu, Sep 15
6 p.m.
Town Hall -
Lohman Building

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Presentation

Montauk State Park, Salem Thu, May 12
6 p.m.
Town Hall -
Amphitheater
Meeting Agenda
Morris State Park, Campbell Jul Video Button  
Onondaga Cave State Park, Leasburg Oct Video Button  
Osage Village State Historic Site, Walker Sep Video Button  
Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site, Laclede Wed, Oct 19
6-7 p.m.
Open House -
Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives Building, 900 Ausmus St., Laclde

Meeting Agenda -- Locust Creek Covered Bridge and John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Sites

Meeting Presentation

Pershing State Park, Laclede Sep Video Button  
Pomme de Terre State Park, Pittsburg Aug Video Button  
Prairie State Park, Mindenmines Aug Video Button  
Roaring River State Park, Cassville Thu, Jun 30
6 p.m.
Town Hall -
River Shelter
Meeting Presentation -- Big Sugar Creek and Roaring River State Parks
Robertsville State Park, Robertsville Sep Video Button  
Don Robinson State Park, Cedar Hill Thu, Jun 2
6 p.m.
 
Town Hall -
Shelter
Meeting Agenda
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia Sat, Apr 23
9-10 a.m.
Open House -
Devil's Icebox Parking Lot
Meeting Summary -- Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Midwestern Section of Katy Trail State Park, and Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site
Route 66 State Park, Eureka Thu, Jun 9
6 p.m.
Town Hall -
Visitor Center

Meeting Agenda

Video Recording of Meeting

St. Francois State Park, Bonne Terre Sat, Sep 17
6 p.m.
Town Hall -
Campground Amphitheater

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Presentation

St. Joe State Park, Park Hills Sat, Sep 17
3-4 p.m.
Open House -
Shelter 1
Meeting Summary
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site, Hillsboro Sat, Sep 24
​1 p.m.
Town Hall -
Museum, Mastodon State Historic Site

Meeting Agenda -- Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave, Mastodon and Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Sites

Meeting Presentation -- Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave, Mastodon and Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Sites

Sappington African American Cemetery State Historic Site, Arrow Rock Sat., May 7
10-11:30 a.m.
Town Hall -
Tavern Lawn, Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Meeting Summary -- Arrow Rock, Boone's Lick, Sappington African American Cemetery and Sappington Cemetery State Historic Sites 
Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site, Arrow Rock Sat., May 7
10-11:30 a.m.
Town Hall -
Tavern Lawn, Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Meeting Summary -- Arrow Rock, Boone's Lick, Sappington African American Cemetery and Sappington Cemetery State Historic Sites 
Shepherd of the Hills State Park, Branson

Wed, May 4
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

(combined public meeting/final conceptual development plan meeting)

Stables Meeting Presentation (Video)
Stockton State Park, Dadeville Sep Video Button  
Table Rock State Park, Branson Thu, Sep 29
6 p.m.
Town Hall -
Shelter
Meeting Presentation
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Ironton Sat, Oct 22
​6 p.m.
Town Hall -
Campground Store Shelter, Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park

Meeting Agenda -- Johnson's Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain and Jay Nixon State Parks

Annual Attendance -- Johnson's Shut-Ins and Taum Sauk Mountain State Parks

Labor Hours -- Johnson's Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain and Jay Nixon State Parks

Maintenance and Repair Projects -- Johnson's Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain and Jay Nixon State Parks

Park Histories -- Johnson's Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain and Jay Nixon State Parks

Stewardship Activities -- Johnson's Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain and Jay Nixon State Parks

Thousand Hills State Park, Kirksville Aug Video Button  
Towosahgy State Historic Site, East Prairie Aug Video Button  
Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson May Video Button  
Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, Lamar Jun Video Button  
Harry S Truman State Park, Warsaw Jul Video Button  
Mark Twain State Park and Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, Florida Sat, Jun 11
7-8 p.m.
Open House -
Campground Amphitheater

Meeting Presentation -- Mark Twain State Park, Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site and Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site

Projects and Events Handout -- Mark Twain State Park, Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site and Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site

Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site, Paris Sat, Jun 11
7-8 p.m.
Open House -
Campground Amphitheater, Mark Twain State Park

Meeting Presentation -- Mark Twain State Park, Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site and Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site

Projects and Events Handout -- Mark Twain State Park, Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site and Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site

Felix Vallé House State Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve Sat, Jul 9
1-3 p.m.
Open House -
Office

Meeting Agenda

New Staff and Volunteers

Completed Site Projects

Planned Site Projects

New Interpretation and Programming

Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park, Miami Sat., May 7
1-2 p.m.
Open House - 
Shelter House, small
Meeting Summary
Wakonda State Park, La Grange Sat, Sep 17
5 p.m.
Town Hall -
Shelter #1

Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Campground Upgrade Project

Camper Cabin Project

Report on Wakonda and Agate Lakes

Wallace State Park, Cameron Jun Video Button  
Washington State Park, De Soto Sat, Sep 10
10 a.m. to noon
Open House -
Shelter 2 (Big River Day-Use Area)

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Presentation

Watkins Mill State Park and Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site, Lawson Thu, Aug 25
7-8 p.m.
Open House -
Visitor Center and Museum
Meeting Summary
Weston Bend State Park, Weston Sat, Sep 10
3 p.m.
Open House -
Shelter House, Lewis and Clark State Park

Meeting Agenda -- Lewis and Clark and Weston Bend State Parks

Meeting Presentation

Regional Director's Speaking Points