One of my goals is to visit every state park and historic site in Missouri. Now, I know I am from Illinois…but Missouri has some of the most beautiful and well maintained state parks. So I added this page as a way to track which state parks I have visited and which parks are still on the “To Be Visited List”. Slowly, I am crossing them off, one by one. Someone asked me what my favorite Missouri State Park is and after much deliberation, I have to say it is Ha Ha Tonka State Park near the Lake of the Ozarks. The trails are challenging and diverse and there is just so many things to see.

If you want more information on any of the parks listed, just click on the name of the park and it will take you to the Missouri State Parks website. If you have any questions about the parks I have visited, please leave a comment below!

MO State Park Map

State Parks – 52
Historic Sites – 35
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial Arrow Rock
Sam A. Baker Battle of Athens
Bennett Spring Battle of Carthage
Big Lake Battle of Island Mound
Big Oak Tree Battle of Lexington
Big Sugar Creek Battle of Pilot Knob
Castlewood Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio
Edward “Ted” and Pat Jones – Confluence Point Bollinger Mill
Crowder Nathan Boone Homestead
Cuivre River Boone’s Lick
Current River Bothwell Lodge
Elephant Rocks Clark’s Hill/Norton
Finger Lakes Confederate Memorial
Graham Cave Deutschheim
Grand Gulf Dillard Mill
Ha Ha Tonka Gov. Daniel Dunklin’s Grave
Hawn First Missouri State Capitol
Johnson’s Shut-Ins Hunter-Dawson
Katy Trail Iliniwek Village
Knob Noster Jewell Cemetery
Lake of the Ozarks Scott Joplin House
Lake Wappapello Locust Creek Covered Bridge
Lewis and Clark Mastodon
Long Branch Missouri Mines
Meramec Missouri State Museum/Jefferson Landing
Montauk Osage Village
Morris Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home
Onondaga Cave Sandy Creek Covered Bridge
Pershing Sappington Cemetery
Pomme de Terre Towosahgy
Prairie Harry S Truman Birthplace
Roaring River Mark Twain Birthplace
Robertsville Union Covered Bridge
Don Robinson Felix Vallé House 
Rock Bridge Memorial Watkins Woolen Mill
Rock Island Trail
Route 66
St. Francois Other Facilities – 1
St. Joe Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry
Table Rock
Taum Sauk Mountain
Thousand Hills
Trail of Tears
Harry S Truman
Mark Twain
Van Meter
Watkins Mill
Weston Bend


  1. hi. I am wondering where You got this map with the names on them.

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    • Hi! Great question. So you have to go to the Missouri State Parks website http://www.mostateparks.com from a computer. I couldn’t get the image to pull up on my phone. At the top right of the page it says “find your park” hover over that and underneath the little Missouri state it says “view full state map” the image comes up and then I just took a screen shot of it. Hope this helps!!


  2. Don’t miss Sodalis in Hannibal or the SLU Lay Center in Louisiana, MO!!! Both are must sees!!! I belong to some local hiking groups as well as the Piasa Palisades Chapter of the Illinois Sierra Club. We are hiking McCully Heritage Project in a couple of weeks. Contact me if you want a hiking buddy! Barbara, unincorporated St. Louis County

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