MISSOURI STATE PARKS


Natural Resource Aide

Natural Resource Aides provide assistance to full time staff in the following areas; ecosystem restoration and preservation; endangered and exotic species control; Natural Area management; scientific research to monitor ecosystem quality; and assist with prescribed burns and wildfire suppression.

About Grand Gulf State Park

Some people call Grand Gulf State Park the “Little Grand Canyon.” Some just call it “breathtaking.” The park is one of the natural wonders of the Ozarks, presenting the most spectacular collapsed cave system in the Ozarks. The "Grand Gulf" stretches for about three-quarters of a mile between 130 foot high walls. Visitors can view the gulf from trails on top or from the floor where they can walk under the natural bridge, which spans 250 feet with a 75-foot high opening. There is no official trail leading to the bottom, so visitors should use extreme caution when attempting to access the bottom. Interpretive signs detail the formation of the gulf.