The 10 Secret Parks Of Missouri You’ve Never Heard Of But Need To Visit
Missouri has one of the best public parks systems in the nation but some of our larger more unique parks often overshadow some amazing state parks. From remote locals to hidden urban parks, this list of 10 secret parks in Missouri is the perfect reason to get outside an explore the Show Me State. Stand where rivers meet, hike ancient trails, and immerse yourself in nature — all in the great state of Missouri.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Have you been to any of these amazing state parks? What other parks in Missouri do you think are vastly underrated? Let us know what parks we should feature in the comments below.
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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