Wakonda State Park offers quiet place to enjoy nature

Posted: Jun. 26, 2011 12:01 am Updated: Oct. 15, 2014 9:34 am


To The Herald-Whig:

I helped start Wakonda State Park in the early 1960s. Little did I, or we, realize in the beginning the park would bloom into about 1,000 acres with about 160 acres of water.

Wakonda is a quiet place to enjoy the wind blowing through the leaves of the sycamore and cottonwood trees, and enjoy the birds, fish, deer and all the creatures there that God created for all of us to enjoy.

In the campground at dusk you can enjoy the aroma from campfires of hamburgers or fish cooking, and the kids riding bicycles and playing on the beach or swimming in the lake. Yes, a family park well maintained where everyone is encouraged to help keep it clean for all to enjoy. A good place to take kids fishing. Fish is a health food. The addition of fishing can last a lifetime.

Come enjoy Wakonda Park. With gas near $4, Wakonda is close by. The park will leave the light on and close the gate at 10 p.m. for your safety.


Russell Heindselman

LaGrange, Mo.


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