FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2020

Contact: Miranda Fredrick
573-751-6510
miranda.fredrick@dnr.mo.gov

Missouri state parks remain open for day-use, temporarily closing campgrounds and lodging March 27 through April 30

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAR. 23, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution and in reaction to the presence of COVID-19 in Missouri, Missouri State Parks will temporarily close all campgrounds and lodging, effective Friday, March 27, through Thursday, April 30. This includes campgrounds, park-run lodging and concessionaire-run lodging. Missouri State Parks will remain open to the public, including day-use areas, boat ramps and trails.

All fees associated with camping and park-run lodging reservations, including reservation, cancellation and modification fees, beginning the night of Friday, March 27, through the night of Thursday, April 30, will be refunded. Park staff will inform guests already in the campgrounds of this change and will work with them to adjust their reservations and on any needed refunds. The call center will contact campers with reservations who have yet to arrive.

If you have an existing reservation at a state park or historic site campground or park-run lodging, please call the Reservation Call Center at 1-877-422-6766. The call center is open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST.

For an existing reservation with concessionaire lodging, please contact them directly at the phone number listed below:

Sam A. Baker State Park                 573-856-4223

Bennett Spring State Park              417-532-4307

Echo Bluff State Park                      844-322-3246

Lake Wappapello State Park          573-297-3817

Meramec State Park                        573-468-6519

Montauk State Park                         573-548-2434

Pomme de Terre State Park            636-222-8602 or 417-852-1031

Roaring River State Park                  417-847-2330

Stockton State Park                          417-276-5329

Thousand Hills State Park               660-665-7119

Washington State Park                    636-586-2995

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit www.mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.If you have any questions, please contact Missouri State Parks at moparks@dnr.mo.gov. For the latest information on the Missouri State Parks response to COVID-19, please visit www.mostateparks.com/response.

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