Outdoor Adventure

Enjoy an Evening on a Missouri Prairie

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Enjoy more than 1,000 acres of  native prairie. Take in Oktoberfest festivities in the charming small town of Cole Camp, in Benton County, at Missouri Prairie Foundation’s ‘Evening on the Prairie’ event on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.  All are invited to the Annual Prairie Day and MPF Evening on the Prairie Reception in Cole Camp, Missouri, on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 5:00 ... Read More »

Racers Can Hit the Trails with Missouri State Parks Racing Series

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Missouri State Parks is unveiling its inaugural season of the “Missouri State Parks Racing Series” this fall. Trail races of various types and distances of will take place at Finger Lakes, Johnson Shut-Ins, Stockton and Katy Trail state parks. The series begins with the Adventure Challenge at Finger Lakes State Park on Sept. 6. A combination race of paddling and ... Read More »

Floating in Missouri: Not Just a Summer Sport

Fishing on the Meramec River is not just a summer sport.

As summer begins to wind down, there’s still plenty of time to get out and enjoy the rivers.  Many avid floaters prefer to enjoy the river during the fall season. The vivid colors of foliage mixed with the gentle sounds of nature can offer a float filled with peace and serenity.  Of course, if you’re more of a thrill-seeker, some ... Read More »

Calmer Waters: Fishing Small Lakes in Missouri

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During the last week, I had the opportunity to fish several of the smaller lakes of mid-Missouri: Little Dixie near Fulton, Teal Lake and Lakeview Park Lake in Mexico, Sugar Creek near Moberly and Binder Lake outside of Jefferson City. These are lakes you’ve maybe never heard of, but a common thread is they are managed by the Missouri Department ... Read More »

Conquering Water and Air at Big Surf Waterpark

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You know that feeling when you’re climbing up the stairs to ride the biggest slide at a water park? The heart-racing, blood-pumping, out-of-breath feeling mixed with excitement? That’s the feeling I had as I started my vertical trek up to Zambezi Falls at Big Surf Waterpark at Lake of the Ozarks. I’m not usually afraid of heights or any amusement ... Read More »

Try Scuba Diving in Table Rock Lake

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Branson has arguably some of the most pristine lakes anywhere in this country.  During the summer, thousands come from all parts to boat, or swim, in Table Rock Lake; one of many lakes in the White River watershed. Table Rock Lake was formed with the building of the Table Rock Dam in the 1950s, and is now home to all ... Read More »

A Fish Called Lorraine: Fishing at Lake of the Ozarks

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Being from Missouri and old enough to be out of college, you would think I would have caught a fish or have at least been fishing in a boat by now. Nope. And when I told @MoTravelGuy about this … well of course I got the wide-eyes that were screaming “WE HAVE TO GET A VIDEO OF YOU FISHING- THIS ... Read More »

Discover Nature with a Summer Staycation in Missouri

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Explore Painted Rock Conservation Area at Westphalia. With school out and vacation plans in full swing, the Missouri Department of Conservation encourages people to discover nature through a summer “staycation.”  This easy and inexpensive alternative to air travel or days in the car lets you stay home or close to it, and venture out for day-trips. Explore nature near you ... Read More »

No Boat, No Problem: Fun on Missouri Lakes

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If you ask pretty much anyone in Missouri what they like to do for fun in the summer, I guarantee “going to the lake” will be top five on their lists. With popular vacation spots such as Truman Lake, Lake of the Ozarks, Mark Twain Lake and Table Rock Lake, a wet and wild summer getaway is practically in your ... Read More »