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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV 2, 2023 – Representatives from Missouri State Parks recognize and thank all veterans and active-duty military members for their service by offering two promotions in honor of Veterans Day.

All veterans and active-duty military members who camp at a Missouri State Parks campground Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, will receive a voucher for a free night of camping. The veteran must be staying the night of Nov. 11 and show identification of veteran/active-duty military status when checking in to receive a free camping coupon. Missouri State Parks will accept several types of identification.

Veterans and active military members are also invited to take free tours of Missouri state historic sites Friday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 12, with valid identification.

Some Missouri state parks and historic sites change their hours of operation during the fall for the offseason. Visitors are encouraged to check current hours online at before heading to a state park or historic site.

In addition, Missouri State Parks offers a $2-per-night camping discount year-round at state park campgrounds for military members and veterans. Nightly camping rates vary from campground to campground based on different criteria. Retired, veteran and active duty military personnel, as well as family members of active-duty military personnel, will receive the military discount. Participants must show the proper valid military identification when checking in.

Missouri State Parks also seeks team members who have demonstrated their commitment to protecting public resources. In accordance with state law, if you are a veteran, a family member of a veteran or a surviving spouse of a veteran, you receive preference in the employment selection process when you are similarly qualified to other applicants for the same position. Veterans are encouraged to include their military experience on every application submitted for employment at Missouri State Parks.

For more information, visit For more information on Missouri’s state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Tours and camping for veterans and active duty military offered as a thank you, shown on a chalkboard with wooden boards and a flag in the background.

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