Echo Bluff State Park

  • Client

    State of Missouri Office of Administration, State of MO DNR, Division of State Parks

  • Project Title

    Echo Bluff State Park

  • Location

    Shannon County, Missouri

  • Size

    440 acres

Showcase and Respect the Unique Natural Beauty of the Ozarks

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      Showcase and Respect the Unique Natural Beauty of the Ozarks

      Working in conjunction with the State of Missouri Office of Administration, Division of Facilities Management, Design and Construction (OA/FMDC) and the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks (MSP), the development of this new state park was the result of a robust planning process, as well as design reviews with then Governor Jay Nixon. The completed 440 acre state park has become a major destination and raises the bar for what a Missouri state park can be.
      Nestled into a wooded valley and centered on dramatic bluffs along a tributary to the Current River, a national scenic waterway, Echo Bluff has quickly become a major visitor draw in the Missouri Ozarks. Within this beautiful setting, a signature lodge was situated to provide views to its namesake Echo Bluff along the river, while single and multi-family cabins are nestled along the tributary and into the rolling topography. Opposite the lodge, an overlook pavilion is a vantage to take views of the whole valley. A natural playscape, trails, resort quality campground and a restored spring are woven into the core of the park. The entire park follows the meanders of Sinking Creek with gravel bars and shoreline which are lined with families picnicking and enjoying the crystal clear waters. The park is truly designed to strike a balance between showcasing the natural environment and providing resort quality creature comforts.