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Informational meeting at Sam A. Baker State Park Saturday

The public is invited to bring ideas to an informational meeting Saturday, at Sam A. Baker State Park.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Mudlick Trailhead. In case of heavy rain, the meeting will take place inside the park visitor center. This meeting is being held in conjunction with National Trails Day.

Park representatives will provide information on future plans regarding the park’s trail system, recent and upcoming programs at the park, recent accomplishments and future plans for the facility. Staff will also be available to answer questions. Visitors are invited to share comments and suggestions about park services and operations. This meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input regarding the facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

Two guided hikes will be offered immediately following the meeting. One hike will lead participants on a 4-5 hour trip along the Mudlick Trail into the park’s Wild and Natural areas. The other will be a stroll on the park’s accessible 1.5 mile walking and biking path. Guests will receive hiking memorabilia, cold drinks and snacks.

Sam A. Baker State Park is located on Hwy 143, approximately 4 miles north of Patterson in Wayne County. Individuals requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the facility directly at 573-856-4411. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a Division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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