Visitors will have the opportunity to discover spring wildflowers on guided hikes this spring at Sam A. Baker State Park. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the hikes will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 and Saturday, April 27. The hikes are free and open to the public.

The wildflower hike will provide the opportunity for hikers to discover the diverse wildflowers found in the park. A park naturalist will lead the hike along the popular Shut-ins Trail while teaching about the types of flowers, how to identify them, their medicinal and edible purposes and historical folklore.

For both hikes, visitors should meet at the Mudlick Trail trailhead, across the road from the park store. It is recommended that hikers wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes.

Sam A. Baker State Park is located on Highway 143 about four miles north of Patterson. For more information, contact the park at 573-856-4514. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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