News Release 175

Missouri State Parks hosts Katy Trail State Park Fall Tram Tours Oct. 16

Volume 39-175 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Come experience one of the most scenic sections of Katy Trail State Park from the comfort of a tram coach on Missouri Day 2013. Missouri State Parks and Boone Electric Cooperative are hosting the fourth annual Katy Trail Fall Colors Tram Tours on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The two-hour round-trip tours will take visitors between Rocheport and McBaine, a nine-mile portion of the Katy Trail known for its striking views of the Missouri River and adjacent river bluffs. As riders enjoy the scenery from the open tram cars, interpretive guides will explain the trail's natural and historic features in honor of Missouri Day. The tours are free and open to the public with suggested donations of $5 for adults and $3 for children aged 12 and under.

Tours will be offered at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Seats can be reserved in advance by calling the Katy Trail State Park office at 573-449-7422 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for reservations is Friday, Oct. 11. A limited number of standing room only spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so advanced registration is recommended. Thursday, Oct. 17, has been scheduled as a rain date in the event of inclement weather.

Designated in 1915, Missouri Day falls on the third Wednesday of October each year, and is a time to honor the state and celebrate the achievements of all Missourians.
This year, Missouri Day falls on Oct. 16.

For more information on the Fall Tram Tours, contact Katy Trail State Park at 573-449-7422. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.