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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 14, 2021 – Staff members at Sam A. Baker State Park invite the public to join them for an evening of Halloween frights and fun on Saturday, Oct. 23. The public is encouraged to dress up as their favorite character and trick-or-treat their way around the campgrounds. 

The evening will include Halloween games, interpretive activities, free food, haunted hikes, storytelling and s'mores around a campfire. Activities will take place around the Mudlick Mountain Store and Grill. Participants should bring a flashlight.

  • 4-6 p.m. – Trick-or-treating at the campgrounds
  • 5-7 p.m. – Free food
  • 5-8 p.m. – Activities, games, goblin photo op, Wee Ones Hike and more
  • 5:30-8 p.m. – Haunted hike (no pets, please)
  • 7:30-8 p.m. – Campfire program

Free parking is available. In the case of severe weather, the event will be postponed until Oct. 30 or canceled.

For information, contact the park naturalist at 573-856-4514 or the park concession at 573-856-4223.

The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others.

Sam A. Baker State Park is located in southeast Missouri, 4 miles north of Patterson on Highway 143 in Wayne County. 

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

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