News Release 114

Mudlick Hollow Hike planned May 7 at Sam A. Baker State Park

Volume 39-114 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., APRIL 21, 2011 -- Join a park naturalist on May 7 for a five-mile hike into the Mudlick Natural Area at Sam A. Baker State Park near Patterson. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the hike will begin at 9 a.m. and last until around 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Experience the park’s scenic Mudlick Hollow and more. Discover the diverse wildflowers found on the trail, the historical structures depicting the New Deal Era and the unique geology of the St. Francois Mountains. The trail is rugged and steep in some places, so wear sturdy hiking boots and bring plenty of snacks and water. Meet at the Mudlick Trail trailhead, across from the park store.

Sam A. Baker State Park is located on Highway 143 about four miles north of Patterson. For more information, contact the park naturalist at 573 856-4514 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit