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If You Live In Missouri, You Must Visit This Amazing State Park

Knob Noster State Park is a 3,934-acre public recreation area in Johnson County. Like the nearby town, it is named for one of two small hills or “knobs” that rise up in an otherwise flat section of Missouri. Together with “noster,” which is Latin for “our,” the name Knob Noster translates as “our hill.”

When the park was created in the 1930s it was called the Montserrat National Recreational Demonstration Area. It was part of a nationwide effort by The National Park Service to convert land previously used for farming, mining, and logging for public recreational purposes.

With a mixture of prairie, open woodland and forest along both sides of a meandering creek, Knob Noster State Park is a great place to visit for all types of activities. Whether it’s fishing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, or just for some quality family time, there is something for everyone. For more information about Knob Noster or our other incredible state parks, visit https://mostateparks.com/.

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Stephanie Butler
A native Midwesterner with a love for family, friends, and learning new things. In second-stage of career life, this former college instructor enjoys contributing to OIYS, blogging, reading, and spending time with her kids.