News Release 369

Open house planned July 17 at Long Branch State Park

Volume 38-369 (For Immediate Release)
Contact:  Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JUNE 23, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an open house on Saturday, July 17, for Long Branch State Park in Macon.  The open house will be held at the Long Branch Marina Store from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and the public is invited.

Recent accomplishments at Long Branch State Park include the new Long Branch Marina Store, State Parks Youth Corps program, and the addition of recycling centers in the park and campground.  Staff also will discuss future plans at the park during the open house.  Staff from the park will present an overview of the park and its resources with a question-and-answer session to follow. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park and its facilities.

Long Branch State Park is located two miles west of the U.S. Highway 63 and 36 junction in Macon County.  People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the open house can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 660-773-5229 or by calling the Department of Natural Resources 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