News Release 220
State acquires 330 acres near Current River State Park
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Volume 41-220 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 25, 2013
Jefferson City, Mo. - Missouri State Parks today announced that the state has acquired 330 acres of property in Shannon County. The property, historically referred to as Camp Zoe, is located adjacent to Current River State Park and downstream from Montauk State Park. It also abuts the 64,000-acre Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry, which is managed by Missouri State Parks.
Originally opening in 1929 as a youth camp, Camp Zoe provided opportunities for thousands of young people to connect with the outdoors. Missouri State Parks has looked to acquire the property for several years, recognizing its beauty and the potential to give visitors even more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in this beautiful part of the State.
“This Ozark gem showcases beautiful natural resources, including Sinking Creek near its confluence with the Current River.” said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “Its location near Current River State Park and minutes away from the beloved Montauk State Park will provide visitors great opportunities to enhance their Missouri State Parks experience in the Ozarks.”
Plans for development of the property and future use are in the preliminary stages.
For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.