Current River State Park informational mtg. April 28
For more information: 573-751-1010
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting Saturday, April 28, in the gymnasium located in Current River State Park outside of Salem. The informational meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
Current River State Park is currently under development. Located along Current River, the property is the site of a former corporate retreat of the Alton Box Co. between the 1930s and the 1950s. The property includes the retreat’s historic structures, other facilities and two lakes all in a rugged Ozark landscape setting.
Staff will be on hand to discuss the development of the park including roadways into the park property. This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.
Current River State Park is located 25 miles south of Salem on Hwy 19 in Shannon County. The park entrance is located at the intersection of Hwy 19 and Shannon County Road 19-D. The lodge is located 1.4 miles west of Hwy 19 on Shannon County Road 19-D.
People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling 573-858-3015. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
(Asst. Ed. Note: Missouri state parks periodically hold these public meetings to get input on how they are doing and input on future proposals. Much of the delay opening this state park has been due to the poor economy, but some to conflicting ideas on how the property should be developed and issues with the Shannon County commission. This meeting, being held on a Saturday afternoon, is likely to draw more than the usual light crowd. If you attend, you might want to put a lawn chair in the car or the back of the truck. — Jo Schaper)