Current River State Park

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Current River State Park
Missouri State Park
Current River SP 24Jun12 05.jpg
Country United States
State Missouri
County Shannon
Township Newton
Coordinates 37°19′18″N 91°26′12″W / 37.32167°N 91.43667°W / 37.32167; -91.43667Coordinates: 37°19′18″N 91°26′12″W / 37.32167°N 91.43667°W / 37.32167; -91.43667
Area 1.22 sq mi (3 km2)
Established 2008
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Location in Missouri
Website: Current River State Park

Current River State Park is a new state park being developed by the state of Missouri. It is located on 780 acres (3.2 km2) of land along the Current River located north of Eminence in Newton Township, Shannon County. The park consists of land and buildings originally developed by the Alton Box Board Company of Alton, Illinois, as a corporate retreat in the late 1930s and early 1940s.[1] Many of the rustic buildings associated with the Alton Club are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers fishing and boating on two small lakes, picnicking facilities, a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) hiking trail, and tours of the historic buildings. As of 2014, the park was open for day-use only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.[2]


  1. ^ "Current River State Park". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "News Release 139: Current River State Park offers opportunities for the public" (Press release). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 

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