Pershing State Park

Pershing State Park


Location:7 miles west of Brookfield or 18 miles east of Chillicothe, off US 36 on Highway 130 in Linn County.
Facilities:12 basic campsites, 26 electric campsites, showers, special use area, picnic sites, picnic shelters (1 open, 1 enclosed), swimming beach, hiking and backpacking trails.
Activities:Camping, river and stream fishing, swimming, hiking, backpacking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park was established in honor of John J. Pershing, commanding general of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. A hike down Riparian Trail provides a glimpse of pre-settlement Missouri, and four small lakes and Locust Creek offer anglers a variety of fish. Along the creek are forested bottomlands, shrub swamps, marshes, and a 1,000-acre wet prairie.
Address:29277 Hwy 130
Laclede, MO 64651

Phone:660-963-2299
Web: www.mostateparks.com/pershingpark.htm
Size: 3,566 acres.

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