News Release 101

Experience Big Oak Tree State Park in the moonlight April 16

Volume 39-101 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., APRIL 12, 2011 – Visitors will have a unique opportunity to experience Big Oak Tree State Park in the moonlight at an evening event from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on April 16.

Big Oak Tree State Park, near East Prairie, is a day-use park so this event provides an unusual opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the park after dark. Spend a moonlit evening and learn about the wild creatures and interesting natural phenomena that occur during the night. Stroll along the elevated boardwalk and listen to the night sounds and have fun with a few activities that will test your senses. Night time in the forests and swamps can be very different from seeing it during the day, but when you learn about the animals that are out there, it can be a great and educational time to explore with family and friends.

The event will begin at the Big Oak Tree Interpretive Center and participants will hike approximately 1.5 miles on the boardwalk.

Big Oak Tree State Park is located 14 miles south of East Prairie on Highway 102. For more information, contact Big Oak Tree State Park at 573-649-3149 or Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573-748-5340. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit