Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park features remnants of the Missouria Indian village that sat at the Great Bend of the Missouri River, marked on a map by Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet in 1673. A hand-dug earthwork — Old Fort — and several burial mounds lie within the park’s boundaries.

The state’s American Indian history is interpreted in displays and exhibits at the park’s Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center. For outdoor enthusiasts, the park features hiking trails and an 18-acre fishing lake. Trails lead visitors through the Oumessourit Natural Area with views of the freshwater marsh and through bottomland and upland forests. The park’s lofty trees shade picnic sites, picnic shelters and a campground.

Location

ANNIE AND ABEL VAN METER STATE PARK
32146 MO-122, Miami, MO 65344, United States

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Hours

8 a.m. to sunset, daily

Contact Details

Phone: +1 660-886-7537

Email: vanmeterstatepark@dnr.mo.gov

Official Website: ANNIE AND ABEL VAN METER STATE PARK

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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