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Any nice state parks, etc. to stop at in Missouri off I-70?

cjlenfert
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Any nice state parks, etc. to stop at in Missouri off I-70?

My husband and I will be driving through Missouri in a couple of weeks on our way back to Indiana from a trip to some of the national parks out west. We would like to add a stop somewhere in Missouri to break up the long trip back. We will be taking I-70. Does anybody have any suggestions on any state parks,etc that are pretty close off the interstate and would be nice to visit? We like to hike, ride our bicycles, and swim.

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1. Re: Any nice state parks, etc. to stop at in Missouri off I-70?

Here's a map of Missouri state parks in general...

http://www.mostateparks.com/statemap.htm

I haven't stayed in any close to 70 we mainly hit the Branson area and the South east areas.

In addtion in the Kansas City area, Longview Lake is about 10 miles south of 70 and Fleming Park(also called Lake Jacomo) is just a couple of miles off 70. Both have trails and bicycling but swimming may only be open during summer months. Both are under Jackson County Governement page,

jacksongov.org/content/1169/1211/default.aspx

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2. Re: Any nice state parks, etc. to stop at in Missouri off I-70?

I'd suggest going to Arrow Rock:

http://www.mostateparks.com/arrowrock.htm

It's a favorite of ours, no swimming but very nice campground and great for hiking and biking. You won't believe the town either---a real step back in time.

If you want to splurge you can stay in one of the many B&B's. We always stay at the Down Over:

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g29662-d670500-…

If you go, take the route that takes you through Black Water. Have a safe trip!

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