Jimmy Sexton

Camping in Greer Crossing Recreation Area & Eleven Point River float camps 

By Len Stagoski  Enjoy camping out? Missouri is a wonderful state for camping… Missouri State Parks for tent or camping trailers and RVs, commercial RV and tent camping facilities, US Forest Service sites, and beautiful locations for primitive camping.  In this article perhaps I can acquaint you with some new camping adventures.  The camping opportunities…

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Missouri rivers that are perfect for floating on a summer’s day

While Missouri is known for being the “cave state” there is a crucial element, abundant in Missouri, that is essential in the formation of caves – water. Missouri has 30 waterways that are recommended for floating and canoeing by the Missouri Canoe & Floaters Association.  While the mighty Mississippi and Missouri River are not the…

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Vintage Ozarks

Lock & Dam No. 1 on the Lower Osage In 1886, an Osage River Improvement Committee convened and, using Army Engineers plans, challenged Congress to make the river navigable clear to Kansas with a series of locks and dams.  After delays, work on the first lock and dam began in September 1895 at Shipley Shoals…

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Missouri state parks & historic sites ready for 2021 camping season

Missouri state park and historic site campgrounds are preparing for the 2021 camping season, which typically begins April 1.  On-season begins earlier at some campgrounds than others. Visit online at www.mostateparks.com/activity/camping for opening dates at specific campgrounds.  To help guarantee a safe and enjoyable camping experience, the following new and updated procedures have been implemented…

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MDC sets deer and turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons

Firearms deer antlerless portion increasing from three days to nine At its Dec. 11 open meeting in Jefferson City, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved the following recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for upcoming turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates. 2021 SPRING & FALL TURKEY HUNTING DATES • Spring Youth Portion: April 10-11. •…

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Host opportunities at Silver Mines, Council Bluff & Marble Creek

Mark Twain National Forest is looking for volunteer campground hosts for the 2021 season.   Campground hosting is a fun and rewarding experience that gets people outside and serving the public. Three beautiful locations within the Potosi-Fredericktown Ranger District currently need hosts: • Silver Mines, from March to September (opportunity for more than one host)….

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