Missouri Parks, Campsites Rebound Quickly After Flooding

May 29, 2017

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A month after severe floods ravaged several parks and campsites across Missouri, the vast majority of them are open again in time for summer visitors.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that cleanup and repair is mostly complete at several parks and tourist sites along Missouri rivers. Many were damaged in late April and early May when torrential rains caused creeks and rivers to rise suddenly.

The result was damage to campgrounds, roads, facilities and infrastructure in many places that rely on summer tourism. More than a dozen state parks were affected.

Some of the worst damage was near St. Louis. But only Confluence Point, a park at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, remains flooded.