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Busiek State Forest Wildlife Area

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We have driven by for years and finally drive through it to see. It is a nicely kept park set to... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
briancE8554LD
Beautiful as Ever

Lived in the ozarks all my life and been visiting forever and although it has gotten busier... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
sarssio
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Springfield, Missouri
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

This park was decent. We didn't get to explore enough to see if it was good or bad, that's why I gave the 3 rating. There was a sign noting that they have black bear in the park. There is also a shooting range inside...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank FromSea2ShiningC
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We have driven by for years and finally drive through it to see. It is a nicely kept park set to hike and explore. They also have a shooting range that looked fun,

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank briancE8554LD
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Lived in the ozarks all my life and been visiting forever and although it has gotten busier (especially in the summer months) it’s gorgeous as ever. Used to take the horses trail riding here all the time and recently took my dog who loved the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sarssio
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We spent the day hiking here, and really enjoyed it. We took our time and mostly followed the yellow trail. It was marked so well that we never needed a map or compass. Didn't see any wildlife which was a bummer, but even with insect...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank aimeeg2014
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

I've gone here several times, taking my dog for hikes. There are various trails with varying degrees of difficulty. None are extreme, but some certainly require some athletic ability. There is a river where people can swim or cross the trails. Although the trails are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Douglas R
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great place. If the water is not too high you can cross the creek. There are 3 trails to hike. Plenty of parking. There is a shooting range and camping available. Lots of shaded areas. Right off hwy 65

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank tmm12041977
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We hiked a little. Went to the shooting range to site in a couple handguns. Also shot the 130. We got there early about 7:30am before anyone was there. By 8:30 it was full. Very pretty area.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 166darleneh
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Excellent area for the nature lover. Primitive camping and hiking in the great outdoors. Also many do trail rides in the park.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jhb910
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were tired of the Branson scene on our family vacation and wanted to be outside and not spend money for a day. This place was perfect! Located right off the highway between Branson and Springfield, it's easy to find. Go left when the road...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank work4weekends27
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely trails and scenery here. Not too crowded. Interesting quarry rock area. Nice place to just get away and out in nature

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Michelle W
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