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Clearwater Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (573)-223-7777 Distance: 15.14 miles

Clearwater Lake is noted for the grandeur of its hills, natural springs, and splendid beauty. Trails and a watchable wildlife area are a sightseer?s delight. The shoreline is studded with picturesque bluffs covered with sweet william, indented bays, and coves. Experienced sportsmen and beginners take advantage of the excellent fishing opportunities. Parks offer modern camping conveniences around t...

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways Park

Rank: 56 12 Activites Email: ozar_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 16.78 miles

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system. The Current and Jacks Fork Rivers are two of the finest floating rivers you'll find anywhere. Spring-fed, cold and clear they are a delight to canoe, swim, boat or fish. Besides these two famous rivers, the park is home to hundreds of freshwater springs, caves, trails and historic sites such as Alley Mill.

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Irish Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 20.69 miles

The Irish Wilderness now contains a total of 16,277 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Missouri. In 1984 the Irish Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing...

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Wappapello Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (573)-222-8562 Distance: 37.18 miles

Wappapello Lake, MO is a 45,000-acre project nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains on the St. Francis River in Southeast Missouri. Completed in 1941, Wapppapello Lake annually provides an estimated $3.9 million in flood protection to agricultural lands and developed areas along the St. Francis River. In 1996, the mascot Ranger Willie B. Safe was created at Wapppapello Lake as part of a...

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Mingo Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 40.59 miles

The Mingo Wilderness now contains a total of 7,730 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Missouri. In 1976 the Mingo Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...in...

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Rockpile Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 42.84 miles

The Rockpile Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 4,089 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Missouri. In 1980 the Rockpile Mountain Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In a...

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Mark Twain National Forest Park

14 Activites Email: mailroom_r9_mark_twain@fs.fed.us Distance: 43.99 miles

Welcome to limitless opportunities in Missouri's national forest! The beautifulOzarks serve as the setting for a wide variety of activities, and you have 1.5million acres to roam. Fourteen floatable streams and 16 lakes from 3 acres to440 acres await you. You'll find trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, orFocusing on ecology, aesthetics, wildlife, and recreation has yielded a nationalfores...

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Bell Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 45.88 miles

The Bell Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 8,987 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Missouri. In 1980 the Bell Mountain Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of...

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Mingo National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (573)-222-3589 Email: mingo@fws.gov Distance: 48.11 miles

Located in the upper end of the lower Mississippi River valley, Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, at 21,676 acres, is the only large remnant of bottomland hardwoods remaining out of an original 2 1/2 million acres in the Missouri bootheel. A major migration and wintering area for migratory waterfowl, populations of 125,000 mallards and 75,000 Canada geese have been recorded. Bald eagles have been su...

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Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (573)-222-3589 Email: ozarkcavefish@fws.gov Distance: 48.11 miles

Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge, located twenty miles west of Springfield in Lawrence County, MO, was acquired in 1991 to protect a Federally endangered species, the Ozark cavefish. Turnback Creek Cave Spring is located on this property and is the outlet of an underground stream known to contain a population of the endangered Ozark cavefish. The forty-acre refuge is managed by staff at Mi...

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Pilot Knob National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (573)-222-3589 Email: pilotknob@fws.gov Distance: 48.11 miles

Pilot Knob National Wildlife Refuge is located on top of Pilot Knob Mountain in Iron County, MO. It was acquired by donation from the Pilot Knob Ore Company on July 22, 1987 for conservation purposes. The 90-acre refuge contains iron mine shafts created in the mid-1800s which are critical habitat for the Federally endangered Indiana bat and gray bat. Bats enter the shafts in the fall to hibern...

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Devils Backbone Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 68.24 miles

The Devils Backbone Wilderness now contains a total of 6,595 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Missouri. In 1980 the Devils Backbone Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an ag...

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Paddy Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 72.65 miles

The Paddy Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 7,019 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Missouri. In 1983 the Paddy Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of ".....

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Crowley's Ridge Parkway

Phone: (870)-972-2803 Email: rhawkins@astate.edu Distance: 81.33 miles

See a mixture of plant communities and an array of wildlife along Crowley's Ridge. Dramatic views abound along the ridge and hills where wildflowers proliferate throughout spring, summer, and fall. Travel through natural and historical sites such as Chalk Bluff Natural Area, the Civil War battle site, and St. Francis National Forest.

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Crowley's Ridge Parkway - Missouri

Phone: 18008771234 Email: tourism@mail.state.mo.us Distance: 81.33 miles

Sharecropping, cotton, sand, swamps, peaches, yucca plants and the Old South – this route in the southeast Missouri Bootheel has them all. The geography of Crowley's Ridge isolated it like an island. As settlers moved in, they formed a close-knit community maintaining their culture, religion and values while changing the landscape. Crowley's Ridge Parkway is not only rich in geological histor...

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Blue Buck Knob Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (417)-683-4428 Email: mark_twain@fs.fed.us Distance: 84.03 miles

The Blue Buck Knob Scenic Byway travels through Missouri's Ozark hill country within the Mark Twain National Forest. It twists and turns through farmland, open pastures, and densely wooded hillsides.

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Little Dixie Highway Of The Great River Road National Park

Phone: 18008771234 Email: tourism@mail.state.mo.us Distance: 84.03 miles

This byway offers an ever-changing panorama as it winds along the Mississippi River. Limestone bluffs provide stunning views in the National Register Districts of Clarksville and Louisiana, home of artist colonies and antiques galore. History buffs, art lovers, and antique hounds find a haven here in a spectacular riverfront setting.

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Sugar Camp Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (417)-683-4428 Email: mark_twain@fs.fed.us Distance: 84.03 miles

The Sugar Camp Scenic Byway travels through farms, pastures, and forested landscapes.

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Crowley's Ridge Parkway - Arkansas

Phone: (870)-972-2803 Email: rhawkins@astate.edu Distance: 84.28 miles

History and nature have a strong presence on this route. The isolated geography of Crowley's Ridge has created a mixture of plant communities and diversity of species unusual to this area. History comes alive at Parkin Archaeological State Park, Chalk Bluff Battlefield and the Battle of Helena Battlefields.

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Big Lake Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 85.63 miles

The Big Lake Wilderness now contains a total of 2,144 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Arkansas. In 1976 the Big Lake Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of ...

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Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (870)-564-2429 Email: biglake@fws.gov Distance: 86.25 miles

Big Lake NWR was established in 1915 to provide habitat and protection for migrating and wintering birds and is recognized as an important link in the Mississippi migration corridor. Over the years the objectives of the refuge have expanded to include protection for endangered species. Big Lake was important in the recovery of the bald eagle from its endangered status. Eagles came back to nest ...

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Norfork Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (870)-425-2700 Distance: 87.16 miles

Norfork Lake provides both open breezy stretches for sailing and quiet, secluded coves which are ideal for water sports. Undeveloped shoreline allows for ample room to enjoy the hills and hollows. Public lands around Norfork provide hunters with a wide variety of opportunities. Parks offer campsites ranging from rustic to modern. Marinas provide boat rental and related supplies and services. Hikin...

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Mississippi River - Kaskaskia River National Park

6 Activites Phone: (636)-899-2600 Distance: 89.10 miles

The Rivers Project is responsible for the operation and maintenance of five dams and seven locks, 300 miles of dikes and revetment and 110,000 acres of public lands and waters for the authorized purpose of maintaining a nine-foot navigation channel on the Upper Mississippi River, and the lower 80 miles of the Illinois River. The Rivers Project recognizes and manages the multi-purpose use of these ...

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Clear Springs Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 93.94 miles

The Clear Springs Wilderness now contains a total of 4,730 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Clear Springs Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of...

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Great River Road - Tennessee National Park

Distance: 94.59 miles

The Tennessee portion of the Great River Road continues to inspire and welcome thousands of visitors and immigrants to a historic landscape full of hope, soulful culture, and unique opportunities for a better quality of life. The Tennessee route is an interconnected tapestry of special places. Each site has its own indigenous, intrinsic value and sense of place, creating “Human Habitat” on the...

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