The Weston Bend State Park encompasses a total area of 1,133 acres of land that is located in Platte County in the state of Missouri. Visitors can access the park by driving along Interstate 29 and then using Exit 20 to Highway 273, then finally to Highway 45 which leads directly to the park’s entrance. This Missouri state park was established in 1980 and is currently governed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
There are several unique features about this park. Two of the most special features include the picturesque overview of Fort Leavenworth, the Missouri River, and a lot of other natural features. Secondly, the park is situated right next to an area that was once a predominantly tobacco producing area right next to the Missouri River. There are also five historical tobacco barns that are in the park, one of which has subsequently been converted into a reservable enclosed shelter.
Apart from these unique features, the park also offers several useful amenities to visitors that would like to explore the outdoors. Some of these amenities include 32 electric campsites, showers, four basic campsites, picnic shelters (one open and one enclosed), playground, picnic sites, scenic overlook, paved bicycle trail, and a hiking trail. These amenities facilitate recreational activities like camping, fishing, bicycling, and hiking.
Dogs are also allowed into Weston Bend State Park, but with some restrictions. First, there is a maximum limit of only two dogs allowed into each campsite. Secondly, dogs are restricted from certain areas of the park, and specifically from park buildings. In areas of the park that dogs are allowed to venture into, all dogs should always be on a leash that has a maximum length of ten feet. If the dog is not on a leash, then they should be kept in a secure enclosure.
For outdoor adventure you and your pup will love, the Weston Bend State Park is the place to be!