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“Big Oak Tree State Park” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Big Oak Tree State Park
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Big Oak Tree State Park”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

The ice storm 2 1/2 years ago damaged the trees severely, felling at least one of the state record trees for which the park is noted. The small visitors center is closed. The pool whichdraws fishermen has dried up almost completely in this year's severe drought.
Bird watching is still good, though it would be better without the drought. There is not much reason to visit unless visiting very earlyin the morning to view birds and other wildlife.

Visited June 2012
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Florissant, Missouri, USA
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“Cypress trees would be cool with more water...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

Two trails. We took one that was supposed to be through a swamp. It was on an interesting metal "boardwalk" (presumably to keep you dry, but we were there during a dry spell). The "boardwalk" was not very well maintained, with many sections marked off as hazardous because of sunken parts of the metal. Several state champion trees can be found on the two trails - some dead, unfortunately. (The area is well-suited for large trees.)

Visited May 2012
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