News Release 102

Take a spring nature hike April 16 at Morris State Park

Volume 39-102 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., APRIL 12, 2011 – Experience the wonders of spring during a nature hike on April 16 at Morris State Park near Campbell. The nature hike, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. along the Beech Tree Trail, will showcase the early spring wildflowers and flowering trees of Crowley's Ridge. During the hike, you will be able to see numerous birds, mushrooms and wildlife, and learn about the processes that created this interesting landform of Crowley’s Ridge. The nature hike will begin at the parking lot and will follow the trail for about 1.5 miles. Bring your binoculars, cameras and sense of adventure for this fun-filled morning at Morris State Park.

Morris State Park is located five miles north of Campbell on Route WW in Dunklin County. For more information, contact Big Oak Tree State Park at 573-649-3149 or Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573-748-5340. For information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit