Sam A. Baker State Park on Memorial Day weekend 

By Matt Ankney The Continental United States is visited by millions of international tourists each year seeking recreation in wilderness settings exemplifying a unique American outdoor experience, hungry for something like Sam A. Baker State Park in peak season during perfect weather on Memorial Day Weekend.  By mid-morning Sunday, the nearly 6,000 acre park located…

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There is a lot to do at Castor River Conservation Area 

The Castor River runs throughout southeast Missouri. It starts about 10 miles northeast of Fredericktown in the southern corner of Ste. Genevieve County.  The Upper Castor River flows south into the Headwater Diversion Channel and then into the Mississippi River.   The Lower Castor River flows south of the Diversion Channel and into the Little River. The…

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Enjoying Missouri streams & rivers

Each year, tens of thousands of visitors frequent the shallow water and gravel bars that make Missouri’s float streams popular recreational locations.  Unfortunately, many visitors have not prepared properly and find themselves and their activity in violation of state law.  There is no replacement for common sense and individual responsibility, so please be courteous and…

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