Giants Grow Here

Big Oak Tree State Park. Even the name implies size. And yes, this park nestled in the far Southeast corner of Missouri does indeed contain some of the largest trees for their species in the state.

Check the height of the Mississippi River before visiting this quiet jewel. If the river is in flood: roads, park, and farmland in the area may be better suited to canoe than automobile.

At 1,000 acres, this park is one of the smaller Missouri. However, bird watchers will find a treat in the residents and seasonal visitors to this lowland area.

Follow the metal boardwalk to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the lowland forest.

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine Serena Carter, the photographer in Morning Tryst, setting up to capture a few of the many birds who favor this habitat. Depending on the season, does she think of the quiet Zack during her workday?

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