Gov. Jay Nixon and leadership from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri State Parks celebrated the official opening of Missouri’s newest state park – Echo Bluff State Park in Shannon County – with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 30.

Echo Bluff State Park is named for the largest sheer bluff feature of the property. Just below this geologic wonder is Sinking Creek, a crystal-clear Ozarks stream that is the second-largest tributary to the Current River.

The 476-acre park will offer year-round opportunities for families and groups to experience the splendor of the Missouri Ozarks and the Current River. Reservations in the iconic 20-room lodge, the 13 units in nine modern cabins, and the 72 new campsites can be made now at  Reservations are not needed to enjoy the park’s other daily features, including its hiking and mountain biking trails, which are open year-round and free of charge.

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