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Perfect Areas For Camping In Missouri

July 9th, 2012 6:53 am

The beautiful state of Missouri offers some of the most scenic camping in the Midwest. There are many campgrounds located throughout the rolling hills and jetting bluffs of Missouri and winding rivers are abundant in the Show Me State. If you preparing for a perfect camping, keep reading this article and you can find where to camp

1. Piney Creek Wilderness Area

The Piney Creek Wilderness is approximately 8000 acres in size and is about 35 miles from Branson, Missouri. There are over 13 miles of trails in this wilderness area. This wilderness area contains the watershed for Piney Creek and feeds Missouri’s famous Table Rock Lake. More information is available through the USFS.

2. Mingo Wilderness

This area is a little less than 8000 acres and is managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. It is a portion of a much larger Mingo Wildlife Refuge and a refuge for many migratory waterfowl. It is a diverse area interspersed with marsh areas as well as typical Ozark geography. It is located in Missouri’s “bootheel” region.

3. Hercules Glad Wilderness Area

This stunningly beautiful area is located in the deep southern reaches of Missouri. This wilderness is over 12,000 acres in size and may be one of the most beautiful areas in the Midwest. The area can be reached leaving from Bradleyville or Forsyth, and is about 8 miles from each.

This wonderful area has over 30 miles of maintained trails, but if one wishes, day or afternoon excursions can be done on short branches of this trail system. It should be noted that many streams are not equipped with bridges and trails range from moderately to very difficult. Again, more information, directions, and maps are available through the USFS.

4. Irish Wilderness

The Irish Wilderness has a lot going for it. It has rich history, it has many water related recreational opportunities (the Eleven Point River), and a great trail system. The Irish Wilderness has over 16,000 designated wilderness acres. There are 3 major trail heads in the wilderness, but one is only accessible after a float in on the Eleven Point River (White Trail head).

The Camp Five Pond Trail head is usually accessed leaving out of Doniphan, Missouri, and is about a 35 mile drive. It should be noted that this trail is used extensively by horseback riders. The Brawley Pond Trail head is a ways past the Camp Five Pond Trail head and receives a little less equestrian traffic in our experience..

Tips On Buying Missouri Real Estate

June 21st, 2012 2:34 am

From the Great Plains to the Ozark Mountains, Missouri real estate is rich in history and culture. There’s so much to discover about Missouri real estate, from the thriving city life found in Kansas City and St Louis to the quiet beauty of Missouri farms and ranches that dot the lush rolling acreage near limestone bluffs and winding rivers. Bellow is 3 helpful tips for you if you are interested in buying real estate in Missouri.

1. Buy a decent to slightly run down house in a neighborhood that is up and coming. This means that you should look around the neighborhood. Is it nice or is it run down in general? What are the neighbors like? Are the houses nice or are they shabby and not taken care of?

Answer these correctly, and you could be on your way to a good sized pay day if and when you sell your house. We aren’t yet at the point of recommending investing in a junk neighborhood but if it looks like it might gentrify in the near future, who knows. The neighborhood is the key.

2. Look for quality amenities. Here’s where it might get a little tricky. Did you know that some amenities might be better off if they are a few years old. This is especially true of kitchen appliances.

What was solid state craftsmanship just 5 years ago might be complete junk bought brand new today because of the inferior quality of today’s goods made in some Far East sweatshop. We’ve looked long and hard at the new goods coming out and they aren’t up to snuff.

3. Buy outside an expanding city and catch the wave. If KC looks like it’s gonna grow again, you might do well investing in real estate located just outside of a major city and catching some of the expansion that is going to go right through your suburb. People need places to live, so suburban living might just pay off for you..



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