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As we near the end of October, Missouri’s state parks and historic sites are getting into the Halloween spirit.
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Photo of a family touring Onondaga Cave.
In addition to trick-or-treating in the campground, park guests can also take part in spooky tours of Onondaga Cave.
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MoDNR Photo by Ben Nickelson
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Several locations will host Halloween-themed events, with the following parks offering trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Onondaga Cave State Park: Spooky Cave Tours
Trick-or-treating will begin in the park campground at 5:30 p.m. The park will also offer spooky tours of Onondaga Cave and other Halloween activities.

Sam A. Baker State Park: Halloween Bash
This event will start with trick-or-treating at 4 p.m. Activities will also include Halloween games, a haunted hike and a campsite decorating contest.

St. Francois State Park: Halloween Weekend
Trick-or-treating will occur in the campground from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Campers are responsible for providing candy. There will also be a costume contest and a campsite decorating contest.

Washington State Park: Halloween Hootenanny
The Saturday festivities will kick off with a chili supper fundraiser at 4 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating at 6:30 p.m. Throughout the weekend, there will be a scavenger hunt and Halloween crafts, and campers can participate in a  campsite decorating contest.

Additional Halloween events will be held at Montauk, Thousand Hills and Wallace state parks and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site. For more information, visit

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