Homestead Days Festival is Oct. 17-18 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

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Volume 37-363 For Immediate Release: Oct. 2, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. - In an effort to ensure that the public has an opportunity to provide input regarding services in state parks and historic sites, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an informational meeting on Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Francois State Park near Bonne Terre.

The informational meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the campground amphitheater, located directly behind the showerhouse, and is open to the public.

Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting. Visitors are invited to share comments and input on the park's services and operations. Based partially on previous comments and input from the public, the Department has recently completed significant upgrades to the special-use camping area and to the hiking trail marking system.

St. Francois State Park is located on U.S. Highway 67 approximately four miles north of Bonne Terre in St. Francois County. Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling St. Francois State Park directly at 573-358-2173 or by calling the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2479 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at