JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov.
Jay Nixon says attendance at Missouri's State Parks increased
in 2012. He says it's another sign of Missouri's economic recovery.
More that 18 million guests visited
"Whether you want to explore the great outdoors, or learn
more about our rich history -- Missouri State Parks have something for
everyone," Gov. Nixon said. "I encourage all
An economic impact study for the Missouri state park
system released in 2012 reported that the total annual expenditure of state
parks visitors in 2011 was approximately $778 million.
The overall economic impact of these expenditures is estimated at $1.02 billion in sales, $307 million in payroll and related income, and $123 million in federal, state, and local taxes. Also, visitors' expenditures support 14,535 jobs in
For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Mo.gov.