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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 7, 2022 - Join Missouri State Parks team members at 11 a.m. Saturday, 
May 21, as they turn into nature detectives, exploring the many different clues animals leave behind. Participants will learn what animals share the park with them. 

The hike will take place in Thousand Hills State Park on Oak Trail, located next to the playground on Big Loop Road.

Following the hike, from 1-3 p.m., kids and kids at heart are invited to take part in crafts and nature stories near the playground.

All programs are weather permitting. Visit the  Thousand Hills State Park Facebook page at for cancellations, location changes and other park information.

This event is being held in conjunction with the National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day. For more information about Kids to Parks Day and to see a complete list of associated events at Missouri State Parks, visit

Thousand Hills State Park is located at 20431 State Highway 157 in Kirksville. For more information on the event, call 660-665-6995.

For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, or to view the Park and Site Status Map, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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