News Release 113

Nature hike planned May 7 for Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Volume 39-113 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., APRIL 21, 2011 – Explore the natural side of Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove on Saturday, May 7. This one-mile guided nature hike will begin at 2 p.m., and is free of charge and open to the public to attend.

The guided natural history tour will showcase the natural resources within the 400-acre historic site, including its limestone glades and grasslands. Participants will learn about the ongoing landscape restoration efforts at the site. The non-strenuous hike will cover approximately one mile. Participants are encouraged to bring drinking water, sturdy shoes and sun hats.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone. The site is also home to some of the unique flowers and animals of southwest Missouri, including the threatened Missouri bladderpod wildflower. The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V.

For more information, contact the historic site at 417-751-3266 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