News Release 201

Bring your ideas to an open house June 25 at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Volume 39-201 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JUNE 15, 2011 – The public is invited to bring their ideas to an open house on Saturday, June 25, at Ha Ha Tonka State Park near Camdenton. The event, which will also include demonstrations and activities, will start at 1 p.m. at the park visitor center and is open to the public.

The open house will include demonstration and other family fun activities that are part of our state park's statewide effort to participate in the National Wildlife Federation's Great American Backyard Campout and Children in Nature Challenge initiative. Demonstrations include grass weaving, Dutch oven cooking and campfire building. Activities include an orientation program, a chance to look at animal pelts and use animal tracks. Everyone will get to enjoy s'mores around the campfire.

During the open house, park staff will highlight recent accomplishments, the success and projects of the State Parks Youth Corps at the park, and future projects.

The public is invited to share comments and ask questions about the park and its services. The open house is part of an ongoing effort to ensure the public has input on services provided in state parks and historic sites.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park is located five miles southwest of Camdenton off U.S. Highway 54 on Highway D. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park at 573-346-2986 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit