Jay Nixon State Park Article

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Jay Nixon State Park
Jay Nixon State Park sign on Rte N 20170128-3717.jpg
Park sign on Missouri Route N
Map showing the location of Jay Nixon State Park
Map showing the location of Jay Nixon State Park
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Jay Nixon State Park
Map showing the location of Jay Nixon State Park
Jay Nixon State Park (the US)
Location Reynolds, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 37°35′28″N 90°46′39″W / 37.59111°N 90.77750°W / 37.59111; -90.77750
JAY NIXON STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

37°35′28″N 90°46′39″W / 37.59111°N 90.77750°W / 37.59111; -90.77750
Area1,230 acres (5.0 km2) [1]
Established2017
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Jay Nixon State Park

Jay Nixon State Park is a state park in Reynolds County, Missouri, that was announced by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in January 2017. The park is named for governor Jay Nixon under whom several new Missouri state parks were added.

Relief map of the park and the immediate area

At the time of the park's announcement there were no facilities in the park, and it could only be accessed via the Ozark Trail. After initially announcing the park open, though largely inaccessible, the park's website was updated to say that as of February 2017, it is closed with no access. [2] [3]

The name of the new park has been controversial, and on January 12, 2017, Missouri state senator Gary Romine and state representative Paul Fitzwater filed bills in their respective chambers to rename the park Proffitt Mountain State Park. [4] [5]

References

  1. ^ "Jay Nixon Property: Fact Sheet" (PDF). Missouri State Parks. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Jay Nixon State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-01-07.
  3. ^ Baughn, James (2017-02-10). "Jay Nixon State Park (Part 2): Missouri's most inaccessible state park". Southeast Missourian. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  4. ^ Zimpfer, Travis (2017-01-12). "Romine and Fitzwater look to change name of Jay Nixon State Park". The Missouri Times. Retrieved 2017-01-12.
  5. ^ ""SB924"". Missouri State Senate. Retrieved 2017-02-08.

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