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Montauk State Park © John Dorsey
This is a section of the stream that flows behind the old mill.
Missouri's Northwest Region Parks

13
State Wildlife Areas
9
State Parks
2
State Historic Sites
3
National Wildlife Refuges
4
State Forests
Parks in this region are near these Missouri Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
KANSAS CITY
LIBERTY
INDEPENDENCE
BLUE SPRINGS
BELTON
GRANDVIEW
SAINT JOSEPH
LEES SUMMIT
RAYMORE
GRAIN VALLEY
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS
MARYVILLE
MARSHALL
Arrow Rock State Historic Site
If you enjoy the easygoing serenity of a quiet village, then Arrow Rock is the place for you. Once a thriving riverport, the town is dotted with architectural treasures from the past. Limestone gutters of carefully carved blocks line the main street, marking the toil of earlier generations. Wooden sidewalks ........more >
Big Lake State Park
Boating, fishing and abundant waterfowl have made Big Lake State Park one of northwest Missouri's most popular outdoor recreation areas. The park is located on Missouri's largest oxbow lake, which was formed by the Missouri River before its course was controlled by channelization. Located just off ........more >
Bonanza State Wildlife Area
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Boone's Lick State Historic Site
In 1804, Lewis and Clark reported the presence of many saltwater springs in the area that now comprises Howard, Cooper and Saline counties. The largest of these salt springs was the Boone's Lick. The area around this spring was ideal for settlement and for many years Boone's Lick Country was a primary ........more >
Crowder State Park
The rolling green hills and deep ravines of Crowder State Park provide 1,912 user-friendly acres where visitors can camp, picnic, hike - or just take it easy. The camping area includes modern restrooms and showers, a dumping station and a laundromat. Picnic sites are located throughout the park and ........more >
Lake Paho State Wildlife Area
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Lewis and Clark State Park
Lewis and Clark State Park is a 621-acre camping park situated in one of the last major stands of old-growth forest in the state. Coniferous trees, streams, wetlands and dense vegetation comprise the park environment. ........more >
Pershing State Park
The outstanding features of what is now Pershing State Park attracted Gen. John J. Pershing during his boyhood years and continue to attract visitors to the park today. A hike down the 1.5-mile boardwalk or 6.5-mile Riparian Trail allows visitors to glimpse a slice of presettlement Missouri. Visitors ........more >
Pony Express State Wildlife Area
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Rudolf Bennitt State Wildlife Area
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Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwestern Missouri within the historic Missouri River floodplain. The 7,350-acre refuge was established in 1935 as a resting, feeding, and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Many of the original facilities were built by the Civilian ........more >
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established by Executive Order 7563 on February 27, 1937. Purchase of 10,670 acres began at that time. Following purchase of land, the Civilian Conservation Corps began work on the refuge creating wetlands, constructing roads and buildings, and initiating the refuge ........more >
Van Meter State Park
The state of Missouri and its principal river were both named after a tribe of Native Americans, known by the French explorers as the Oumessourit or Missouri Indians, that once lived in the area of Van Meter State Park. Today, the park provides outdoor recreational opportunities and interprets the area ........more >
Wallace State Park
The feature attraction at Wallace State Park is peace and quiet Located amid the rolling farmland of northwest Missouri, and less than an hour from Kansas City, this 501-acre, wooded park offers recreation and relaxation. For recreation, visitors can fish or swim in the park's six-acre lake or exercise ........more >
Watkins Mill State Park
It took Waltus Watkins nearly half a century to build his home estate and small community. Included in the 3,600 acres was an elegant home, three-story woolen mill, fruit-drying shed, smokehouse, brick kiln, sawmill, gristmill and acres of well tended orchards and croplands. A brick schoolhouse and ........more >
Weston Bend State Park
Catch a glimpse of the Missouri River and enjoy natures sites and sounds just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Kansas City metropolitan area at Weston Bend State Park. Located on the Missouri River, the once-thriving town of Weston can credit its early success to tobacco growing and trade. ........more >
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