Tag Archives: outdoor adventure

An Outdoor Sporting Paradise: Hunting and Fishing in St. Joseph

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This article was provided courtesy of the St. Joseph CVB and written by Brandon Butler. Catfishermen motor upstream through fog lifting off the Missouri River in St. Joseph. Their gaze is transfixed upon the picturesque pink and orange sunrise developing in the eastern horizon beyond the mesmerizing bluffs Lewis and Clark first laid eyes on in July of 1804. These ... Read More »

Finding the Best Places to Fish in Missouri

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One of the reasons I love living in Missouri so much is our great topographic diversity. When you combined that with four distinct weather seasons, the outcome is a state full of lakes, streams and rivers with their own “personalities.” No two lakes, rivers or streams fish exactly the same; each changes not only from year to year, season to ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Grand Gulf

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Grand Gulf State Park, Thayer Peer down from the ... Read More »

15 in ’15: Floating and Camping in Missouri

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I don’t know about you, but I like to get out of the house and enjoy nature, no matter the weather. Thankfully, the entire Show-Me State offers outstanding outdoor activities; in fact, Missouri is home to one of the most popular outdoor recreational areas in the Midwest. Any time of the year, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, in southeast Missouri, is ... Read More »

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Current River

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show!  Current River State Park, Eminence   Alton Box Board ... Read More »

Enjoy the Best Fishing Spots Around STL

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Downtown to midtown to the outlining counties surrounding St. Louis, The Missouri Department of Conversation (MDC) has a great suggestion on how to spend your day. Go fishing. Make that urban fishing, a program established by MDC in 1969 providing close to home fishing opportunities at 17 St. Louis city and county area parks. Some locations, such as Lafayette Park, ... 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 »

Hitchhiker’s Guide To Floating in Pulaski County

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Merriam-Webster defines floating as “continually moving or changing position.” In the Ozarks, floating is an art form, sometimes even a lifestyle, that involves canoes, kayaks, paddles, a river and family and friends. People float from a location on the river downstream to another location on the river. The exact destinations on Pulaski County’s Big Piney or Gasconade Rivers that are ... Read More »

Enjoy the Outdoors in St. Joseph

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St. Joseph offers some of the most unique outdoor opportunities in Northwest Missouri. The park system, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is comprised of approximately 1,500 acres with 26 miles of parkways and boulevards and 48 parks and related facilities. Early park planners not only left St. Joseph with our distinctive parkway system, but gave us the ... Read More »