News Release 195

Creatures of Myth and Legend, Campsite Decorating Contest at Onondaga Cave State Park Oct. 25-26

Volume 39-195 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The public is invited to show their campsite decorating skills and learn more about creepy creatures at Onondaga Cave State Park on Oct. 25-26. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the park will host the third annual campsite decorating contest on Friday, Oct. 25. Campsites will be judged by park staff after dark and winners will be announced during the Saturday evening program, “Creatures of Myth and Legend.” The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will separate fact from fiction for many of Missouri’s misunderstood creatures, and will include live animals.

A visit to Onondaga Cave State Park 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.

Onondaga Cave State Park is located seven miles southeast of the Leasburg exit off of Interstate 44 on Highway H. For more information about the event, call the park at 573-245-6576. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.