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Dewey Short Visitor Center Now Open

BRANSON, Mo. - The Dewey Short Visitor Center is now open for the season, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located just...

Missouri State Parks Remain Open, Closing Visitor Centers and Park or Site Offices

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAR. 19, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution, Missouri Department of Natural Resources announces Missouri State Parks will temporarily...

MDC to Temporarily Waive Fishing Permits Starting Friday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (MARCH 24, 2020) – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Commission announce they are temporarily waiving permit requirements...

Mark Twain National Forest Update

AVA, Mo.  – Wildland firefighters responded to three wildfires this past month.  Employees also completed one prescribed burn last month and are staying busy...

Missouri State Parks Postpones Events and Programs Now – April 30

JEFFERSON CITY –– Out of caution, Missouri state park and historic site programs and events sponsored by Missouri State Parks are postponed or canceled...

MDC to Close Nature Centers and Visitor Centers Starting Thursday

Closures done to help protect public amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces it will close its...

Bennett Spring State Park Hosts Mayfly Fly Tying Classes Through October

JEFFERSON CITY –– Bennett Spring State Park invites the public to attend a Mayfly fly tying class held once a month beginning in March...

MDC Says Time to Buy Annual Hunting and Fishing Permits

Buy permits from vendors, online, or through MDC’s free MO Hunting and MO Fishing apps. JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds...

Get Hooked on Missouri Trout Fishing

March 1 marks opening of catch-and-keep trout fishing at the state’s 4 trout parks. The catch-and-keep season at the trout parks runs through Oct....

Forest Service Updates

AVA, Mo. (Feb 10, 2020) –Mark Twain National Forest’s wildland firefighters on the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District (ACW RD) are continuing to prepare for...
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