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Ortega National Parks to operate Montauk State Park concession beginning Nov. 1

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 24, 2019 – Ortega National Parks (ONP), a hospitality and retail company operating in parks across the country, will manage lodging, dining and retail operations in Montauk State Park for Missouri State Parks beginning Nov. 1.

The park, located just southwest of Salem, is a popular fishing destination and provides a variety of other activities enabling the half million visitors each year to interact with the more than 3,000-acre park through hiking, biking, programs, tours and camping.

"Montauk State Park is well-known for its activities, beauty, and respect for wildlife," said Shane Ortega, founder of Ortega National Parks. "Missouri does an incredible job with their state parks, and we’re looking forward to working with them."

ONP will manage all lodging at Montauk, including guest rooms and family-sized cabins within the park. They will also operate the Montauk restaurant and Montauk Resort Tackle Shop in the Dorman L. Steelman Lodge.

"The Montauk Resort Tackle Shop is at the top of our list," Ortega said. "We plan to enhance the layout, increase the amount and variety of merchandise, and ultimately ensure guests have everything they need for a fun trip to Montauk State Park."

ONP specializes in retail and hospitality industries managing commerce in several national, state and county parks across the United States through retail stores, concessions, restaurants and lodging. In addition to providing services in more than 15 parks, ONP upholds historical preservation at every site with environmental responsibility. ONP works with parks to protect and sustain natural park resources while keeping water preservation and energy reduction in the forefront of its strategies and technologies.

For more information about Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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