News Release 086

Summer Fun Day at Crowder State Park June 8

Volume 39-086 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Visitors are invited to enjoy Summer Fun Day at Crowder State Park on June 8. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, activities will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Crowder Lake parking lot.

Interactive nature tables and face painting will be available throughout the event. Naturalist-led hikes will be offered at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Hike participants should wear closed-toed shoes.

This event is being held during the statewide free fishing weekend, so participants will also have access to fishing equipment to try out with assistance from staff. Prizes will be awarded for children’s first fish of the day and children’s largest fish of the day.

Summer Fun Day is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge.

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Crowder State Park is located west of Trenton off Highway 6. For more information about the event, call the park directly at 660-359-6473. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.