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

2
State Natural Areas
4
State Historic Sites
1
National Wildlife Refuge
1
National Forest
1
Metro and City Parks
1
reservoir
15
State Parks
15
State Wildlife Areas
1
State Wildlife Refuge
13
State Wildlife Management Areas
33
State Forests
1
State Nursery
Parks in this region are near these Missouri Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
CAPE GIRARDEAU
POPLAR BLUFF
ROLLA
FARMINGTON
WEST PLAINS
JACKSON
SIKESTON
PERRYVILLE
PARK HILLS
BONNE TERRE
Alley Spring State Park
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Ben Cash Memorial State Wildlife Area
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Big Oak Tree State Park
Driving along the rural highways in southeast Missouri, travelers may notice an abundance of farmland. Amid this farmland though, near East Prairie, 1,029 acres of the area's original landscape has been preserved and stands out above the rest. This island of trees in a sea of agriculture is known as ........more >
Big Spring
The name says it all. Big Spring is indeed a big spring and the biggest in Missouri in terms of average daily discharge with some 276 million gallons of cool spring water 58 degrees Fahrenheit flowing from it each day. This is one of the largest springs in the world. A dye-trace study has showed that ........more >
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
If you are intrigued by the mystique and lore of simpler times, then relive the days of yesteryear by a visit to Bollinger Mill State Historic Site. The 19th-century mill and its neighboring covered bridge offer a glimpse of now-rare Americana that once might have been expected around many turns in ........more >
Cardareva State Forest
Driving along the rural highways in southeast Missouri, travelers may notice an abundance of farmland. Amid this farmland though, near East Prairie, 1,029 acres of the area's original landscape has been preserved and stands out above the rest. This island of trees in a sea of agriculture is known as ........more >
Clearwater Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Duck Creek State Wildlife Management Area
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Duck Creek State Wildlife Refuge
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Elephant Rocks State Park
Imagine giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants. That's what you'll see at Elephant Rocks State Park. About 1.5 billion years ago, hot magma cooled forming coarsely crystalline red granite, which later weathered into huge, rounded boulders. Standing atop a granite outcrop, ........more >
Grand Gulf State Park
Often referred to as Missouri's Little Grand Canyon, Grand Gulf State Park offers visitors a chance to view a variety of natural wonders. From a canyon to a cave to a natural bridge -- this state park has plenty to see and much to do. The 322-acre park presents the most spectacular collapsed cave system ........more >
Hawn State Park
Many visitors believe that Hawn State Park is the loveliest of Missouri's state parks, with forests of pine and oak, sandstone bluffs and canyons, and clear sand-bottom streams. The park's many trails, picnic areas and campground are well suited for visitors wishing to enjoy the splendor of nature ........more >
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park
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Lake Wappapello State Park
Nestled in the southeast region of Missouri, Lake Wappapello State Park offers a variety of recreation opportunities ranging from an exciting day on Lake Wappapello to a quiet stroll through the Ozark forest. Lake Wappapello is popular with fishermen who cast their lines in hopes of reducing the ........more >
Little Black State Forest
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Mark Twain National Forest
With an average flow of about 220 million gallons per day, Greer Spring is the second largest spring in Missouri being beat out for the honor of the largest by Big Springs on the Current River in Carter County. Greer Spring flows from two openings, an upper outlet in the side of a Dolomite cliff and ........more >
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge
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, ........more >
Missouri Mines State Historic Site
Nestled deep within the eastern Ozarks is an area known as the Old Lead Belt it is a major part of the great Southeast Missouri lead district, the premier lead mining district of the world. The mining industry in this area has played an important role in Missouri's economic and social fabric for more ........more >
Montauk State Park
Offering some of the finest trout fishing in the Midwest, Montauk State Park is located at the headwaters of the famed Current River. The park's springs combine with tiny Pigeon Creek to supply 43 million gallons of water to the river each day. The cool, clear stream is an ideal home for rainbow trout, ........more >
Otter Slough State Wildlife Management Area
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Peck Ranch State Wildlife Management Area
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Piney River Narrows State Natural Area
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Round Spring State Park
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Saint Francois State Park
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Saint Joe State Park
St. Joe State Park is located in the heart of the old Lead Belt of southeast Missouri where much of the nation's lead ore was extracted for more than a century. In 1972, the St. Joe Minerals Corp. ceased operations and subsequently donated the land to the state in 1976. Today, the 8,238-acre St. ........more >
Sam A Baker State Park
With the ancient St. Francois Mountains, the unspoiled natural landscape and the cool waters of the St. Francois River and Big Creek, Sam A. Baker State Park has something for everyone. Whether getting away for a day of relaxation or spending considerably more time exploring the region, it's certainly ........more >
Towosahgy State Historic Site
This 64-acre state historic site preserves the remains of a once-fortified Indian village, which also was an important ceremonial center. Indians of the Mississippian Culture inhabited the site between 1000 A.D. and 1400 A.D. A kiosk with exhibits interprets the history and significance of this important ........more >
Trail of Tears State Park
The tragic history that gives Trail of Tears State Park its name provides a sharp contrast to the peaceful, serene setting and the abundance of recreational opportunities enjoyed by visitors today. The 3,415-acre park is a memorial to the Cherokee Indians that lost their lives in a forced relocation, ........more >
Washington State Park
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