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Donate to Missouri State Parks

Sun rising over Stockton State Park

By making a donation, you can personally help us preserve and maintain Missouri's 92 state parks and historic sites. With your help, we can continue to provide the many special places across Missouri that preserve our state's most outstanding natural landscapes and cultural landmarks and provide recreational opportunities.

The state park system's primary funding source is half of the dedicated one-tenth-of-one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which provides about 75% of the system's budget. The remainder of our funding comes from camping revenues, concession revenues, souvenir sales and fees. The state park system does not receive any general revenue.

You can make a donation to benefit the state park system overall, or you may designate your gift to a specific state park or state historic site.

Your tax-deductible donations will help us repair and maintain existing buildings such as orientation centers, lodges and historic structures as well as provide new public facilities and services such as boardwalks, educational exhibits, upgraded campgrounds and interpretive programming.


Online donations of $15 or more can be made by going to You may pay by credit card (Mastercard, Discover, Visa) or Missouri State Parks gift card. Upon successful completion of your donation, you can print the online form for your records. You also will receive a confirmation by email. Either document may be used as a record of your donation.


To make a donation of any amount by check or money order, please make the document payable to the State of Missouri, Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Mail it to the address below. You will receive a confirmation letter by postal mail for your records.

Missouri State Park Donations
Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102

We appreciate your support of Missouri's state parks and historic sites.