Trails of the Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry


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Park Information

Solitude reigns in the Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry, a 60,000-acre tract adjacent to Echo Bluff State Park. The backcountry is part of Pioneer Forest, which is owned by the L-A-D Foundation. It is Missouri's largest privately owned forest. The foundation donates its lease of the more than 50 miles of the Trails of the Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for the enjoyment of visitors to Missouri State Parks. 

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Area Grounds:

Sunrise to sunset