MISSOURI STATE PARKS


Groups

Community service groups, youth groups, garden clubs, Scout troops, church organizations, families, schools, and private businesses are encouraged to get involved.

Volunteer groups will work directly with site staff to identify projects that are suitable for your group.  Projects such as; trail work, litter clean-up, painting, invasive species removal, general maintenance and more. 

About Mastodon State Historic Site

Mastodon State Historic Site contains an important archaeological and paleontological site – the Kimmswick Bone Bed. Here, scientists discovered the first solid evidence of the coexistence of humans and the American mastodon in eastern North America.

Today, visitors can learn about this discovery and how the landscape of Missouri looked in pre historic time. The site features a museum with an interpretive video, displays of ancient artifacts and fossils, and an impressive mastodon skeleton replica. Programs explain more about the significance of the site.

For anyone wanting to stretch their legs, the site offers three trails, including one that leads to the site where the bones and artifacts were found. The park also offers picnic sites, a picnic shelter, a playground, a special-use area for organized youth groups, and a wildflower garden that attracts birds and butterflies.