This spring’s weather’s been rocky, but Missouri’s state parks and historic sites are still some of the best places to enjoy the great outdoors and take advantage of a new season awakening. State Parks Director Bill Bryan says their facilities are open and ready for you. Among the great places to see is Spring is a good time to explore the outdoors on a trail and in Missouri state parks, you can try trails for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, equestrian and all-terrain vehicles. Explore the Trail of the Four Winds at Lake of the Ozarks State Park near Kaiser on your mountain bike for outstanding views of the lake, spring wildflowers and dramatic rock outcrops. Conditions in state parks, especially those on lakes and streams, change quickly. For up-to-date information, go to the state parks website: www.mostateparks.com/advisories.