The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has announced that Wakonda State Park near La Grange saw a 130 percent increase in visitors in 2009.

 


   The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has announced that Wakonda State Park near La Grange saw a 130 percent increase in visitors in 2009.
   More than 135,600 visits were made to Wakonda last year, up from just 58,870 in the flood-soaked 2008. Across Missouri, state parks saw a six percent increase in traffic last year.
   “Wakonda State Park is just one of the many gems to be found in Missouri’s state park system,” Gov. Jay Nixon said in a statement. “With the opportunities for inexpensive recreation and family activity that Wakonda State Park provides for folks in the Northeast Missouri area and beyond, it’s no wonder that people flocked to the park last year in growing numbers.”
   Wakonda is located three miles south of La Grange on U.S. 61. People requiring special services or accommodations can call the site at (573) 655-2280 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 1-800-334-6946 (voice) or 1-800-379-2419 TDD.