View the plans for future development at State Historic Sites

Mastodon, Sandy Creek Covered Bridge and Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave

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Volume 37-207 For Immediate Release: July 27, 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 invites you to view the conceptual development plans for Mastodon, Sandy Creek Covered Bridge and Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave state historic sites from Aug. 10-24. In addition, the plan for Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave State Historic Site will be on display at the Herculaneum City Hall at #1 Parkwood Court in Herculaneum. 

The conceptual development plan will direct future development at all three sites and was developed following a meeting to receive citizen input.  During the review process, staff will be available at the site to answer questions and receive comments from the public. You can also make comments online.

During the conceptual development process review for Mastodon and Sandy Creek Covered Bridge state historic sites, the public requested additional day use areas.  At Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave State Historic Site, the desire was expressed for improved parking and trail access from the street to the cemetery.  The proposed plan has included these requests. At Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site, the increase of water run-off moving through the site and its impact on the historic bridge has been a concern for staff. The proposed plan has measures in place to help divert some of this water away from the bridge.

Mastodon State Historic Site is located 20 miles south of St. Louis, off Interstate 55 at the Imperial Main Street Exit (#186). For more information, contact the historic site at 636-464-2976 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at