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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV 8, 2023 – Learn to tie flies or join us for a game of bingo. Missouri state parks promises fun for all!

Gentleman is tying a fly using a light and enlarger.
  • Wednesdays, Nov. 15, 22, 28: Community Fly Tying Demonstration at Bennett Spring State Park
    Join park volunteers Danny Goldsmith and Donald Ohler at 9 a.m. at the Bennett Spring Church of God annex building for a fly tying demonstration. This will provide instruction on tying a basic fishing fly and will give participants an opportunity to visit, share stories and see the art of fly tying. The demonstration is presented by the Friends of Bennett Spring State Park and is open to all ages. The church annex building is located directly across for the park office, behind the park restaurant at 26332 Highway 64A outside of Lebanon.
  • Saturday, Nov. 25: Nature Bingo at Prairie State Park 
    Prairie State Park offers Nature Bingo the last Saturday of each month, starting at 2 p.m. This interactive game focuses on Missouri’s natural elements and showcases the state’s plants and wildlife. Instead of “bingo,” we spell out “nature,” and our categories are birds, plants and fungi, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, fish, and invertebrate animals. Instead of numbers and letters being called, a description or fact about an animal, plant or fungus will be given, and participants will have the opportunity to guess what is being described. When a player gets a column or row filled, they win a prize. Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane in Mindenmines.

For detailed information on any of these activities, please visit 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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