Missouri State Parks gain new land

SHANNON COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Missouri State Parks announced Monday that the state has acquired 330 acres of property in Shannon County.

The land historically referred to as Camp Zoe is located near the Current River State Park and downstream from Montauk State Park.

Camp Zoe originally opened in 1929 as a youth camp providing opportunities for thousands of young people to connect with the outdoors. Missouri State Parks has looked to acquire the property for several years.

"This Ozark gem showcases beautiful natural resources, including sinking creek near its confluence with the Current River." said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Plans for development are still being put together. For information about state parks and historic sites, you can visit mostateparks.com.

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