Public invited to share ideas during an informational meeting regarding Montauk State Park May 23

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Volume 37-137 For Immediate Release: May 20, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- In an effort to ensure that the public has input regarding services provided in state parks and historic sites, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources welcomes your ideas at Montauk State Park's open house on Saturday, May 23. The open house will be held from 8 to 9:15 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater located in the park's campground and is open to the public.

Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the open house. At a previous meeting held in 2008 at the park, visitors commented on the need for additional shower rooms in the campground and a desire to have a trout fish cleaning station in the park.  Showers are being added in one of the campground showerhouses and should be available later this summer. The Missouri Department of Conservation, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources, plans to construct a fish cleaning station in the park sometime this year.

In the event of rain, the open house will be moved to the J. Ben Searcy Building across the road from the park's lodge.

Montauk State Park is located 22 miles southwest of Salem on Hwy. 119 in Dent County. Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 573-548-2201 or by calling the department toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at