September 26, 2019

Contact: Communications Office

Haunted Hike at Elephant Rocks State Park Oct. 12

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 26, 2019 – Join Elephant Rocks State Park staff for a fall evening of spooky stories and Halloween fun from 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 as they host the first annual Haunted Hike in the park. Trail guides will lead visitors on a special 1-mile hike on the main blacktop trail. Guides will tell tales about imagined ghost, haints, and other disconcerting happenings for a fun scare. The trail is fully accessible and persons with mobility issues will be able to participate.

Treats for kids will be handed out and kids from infants to 16 who wear a costume can enter the cutest and scariest costume contests. Check in at the contest tent where staff will take pictures of each entry. Judging will follow the event, and prizes for the cutest costume and the scariest costume will be awarded. Entrants need not be present to win.

Shuttle services from the Arcadia Valley High School parking lot will be provided. Only handicapped parking will be available at the event. The Arcadia Valley High School is located at 520 W. Park Drive in Ironton.

Visitors are asked to bring a flashlight and encouraged to bring a bottle of water, dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Insect repellent is also recommended.

Elephant Rocks State Park is located at 7406 Highway 21, Belleview. For more information about the event, call the site at 573-546-3454.

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.