Ozark Park

Missouri State Park

On May 18, 1804, Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the Mississippi River and entered the Missouri River on their epic journey of exploration. What is now Edward "Ted" and Pat Jones-Confluence Point State Park offers a vista of the meeting of these two great rivers that played such an important role in the exploration of the western United States. The park, which opened on May 9, 2004, now allows public access to two of Missouri's most significant natural and cultural resources, the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. These two rivers border the park on three sides and merge into one, at the park's southern most tip.

The confluence of these two rivers provides a natural scene of majestic beauty and is of national historical significance. "I believe this is the finest confluence in the world," wrote French explorer Father Pierre Francois de Charlevoix during a 1721 visit to the area. Due to the dynamic nature of a floodplain the park is much different now compared to what these early explorers witnessed, but the park is still a unique area with a tremendous amount of diversity and recreational opportunities.

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