Wander through a slice of pre-settlement landscape at Pershing State Park. The park includes a boardwalk and hiking trailthat winds through a wet prairie near a meandering stream with oxbow sloughs and cutoffs, and into a bottomland forest. The park’s wetlands attract a variety of birds and waterfowl as well as scores of other wildlife species. Locust Creek and four small lakes give anglers a chance to try their skills and a shady campground with electric and basic campsites makes the park an ideal overnight location.
Pershing State Park offers basic and electric campsites and a special-use camping area.
To make a reservation or view campsite details, photos and availability, go to the reservation website by clicking the “Make a Reservation Now” link below. Reservations may also be made by calling toll free 877-ICampMO (877-422-6766).
Four small lakes provide fishing opportunities for bass, bluegill and channel catfish. You can also try their hand at catching bullhead, carp and drum in Locust Creek. Canoes and boats with electric motors are allowed, however, there are no launch ramps. Length limits and other information are posted on site.
Whether your group is large or small, you will find the perfect spot for a picnic lunch or family gathering. Several picnic sites are available in the park, along with two shelters.
The park offers an enclosed picnic shelter with kitchen facilities and an open shelter with water and electricity. The enclosed shelter is $60 to rent for the day and requires a reservation. It can accommodate up to 60 people. The open shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis or may be reserved in advance for $40. It can accommodate up to 40 people. Both shelters have playground equipment and suit large family gatherings or special outings well. Please call the park office at 660-963-2299 for more information.
Playground equipment is available near each shelter.
Canoes and boats with electric motors are allowed, however, there are no launch ramps