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Missouri's shutterbugs show off the
Show-Me State's parks in our annual contest

issouri's state park and historic site system
has long been one of the most desirable in the
nation. And Show-Me Staters sure don't shy
away from taking advantage of the dozens of
parks available to them. In the most recent numbers,
more than 18 million people visited the parks to take in
Missouri's natural beauty and outdoor adventures. That's
why Rural Missouri is again proud to partner with Missouri
State Parks to bring you the 10th annual Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest.
Missouri State Parks has something for everyone. Want
to check out an incredible rails-to-trails project? Visit the
Katy Trail where you can go for a leisurely walk or if you're
the adventurous type, try to cycle the entire 240 miles.
Anglers annually flock to a trio of parks, including Bennett
Spring State Park near Lebanon, where the opening day
of trout season begins promptly at 6:30 a.m. on March 1.
History buffs can take in the castle ruins while hiking at
Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camdenton or even visit the
graves of four Missouri governors at three state historic
sites. After a day of hiking at Echo Bluff State Park, you
can rest your head at one of their campsites or beautiful
cabins.
With all of this to offer, the park system's best attribute

might be the cost of admission to any park or historic
site: $0.00. The system is funded through half of the onetenth-of-one-percent parks, soils and water sales tax that
is reconsidered by Missouri voters every 10 years, most
recently in 2016.
As in the past, we were flooded with entries of Missourians enjoying their time in the state park system. Shutterbugs were eager to share with us their hiking adventures,
activities on the water, memory making in the woods,
camping under the stars and much more. The five categories all had plenty of entries with contest mainstays Capture the Beauty and Hit the Trails garnering the most total
entries.
The judging panel was comprised of staff from Rural
Missouri and Missouri State Parks. They met virtually in
November and selected a first-, second- and third-place
recipient in all five categories. First-place winners will
receive a $500 personalized Missouri State Parks prize
package with the second- and third-place finishers being
awarded a $100 and $50 gift card, respectively. Please
enjoy this year's winners!
You can learn more about Missouri State Parks online at
www.mostateparks.com or by calling 800-334-6946.

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