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Perfect Areas For Camping In Missouri

Monday, July 9th, 2012

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..

Where To Visit In Missouri

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Missouri is a fun and exciting place to visit. It offers fine dining, live performances and great shopping for everyone. Branson is another good reason to visit Missouri. This city offers great weather with many exciting things to see and do. It has beautiful scenery that you will not see anywhere else in the country.

Centrally located in the continental US, Missouri, Home of Branson, offers all sorts of travelers from families to romantics many different places to enjoy a stay.This state also includes many of the Ozark Mountains, which are full of natural beauty and wonder and home to many romantic destinations in Missouri.

Opened in 1989, the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis displays miniature works and collections for people to enjoy. The museum has over 200 members that contribute to the museum’s displays. They feature custom built dollhouses that are completely furnished with miniature furnishings and decorations. They also have a replica of the St. Louis IX Basilica. The actual church is located in downtown St. Louis. The replica took 3,800 hours to complete. There are a variety of collections that you must see when you visit.

The Soulard Mardi Gras Beggin Strips Barkus Pet Parade his held annually in St. Louis. Pet lovers and their pals travel to the annual celebration of pets. The event begins at Clementine’s and runs through Soulard and ends at Soulard Market Park.

In Branson, you can find the annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show. Here you will find multiple presentations at the Jim Stafford Theatre, the Grand Jubilee, Dough Gabriel, Baldknobbers, Legends in Concert, Road to Rock, Circle B Chuckwagon, Comedy Jamboree and the Hughes Brothers..



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