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Rock Island Line Corridor

Communities along the rail line are ready and eager to get the trail going.  In fact, the initial momentum for the project began in the communities of Gerald and Owensville and Rosebud and Eldon.

Connections: The Next Step

The former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad corridor extends from Windsor to Beaufort, Missouri. Once completed, the 144-mile Rock Island Trail State Park will create the opportunity to develop a 450-mile statewide public trail loop by connecting  to more than 240 miles of Katy Trail State Park.
The Missouri State Parks Foundation has joined with 20 partners and allies across the state whose collective goal is to secure the Rock Island Railroad corridor for future development as the Rock Island Trail State Park.

The Missouri General Assembly has created a fund into which philanthropic support for the development of the Rock Island Trail State Park can be deposited. The Missouri State Park Foundation's campaign for Connections: The Next Step seeks to raise $20 Million to enable the State to accept the Rock Island Trail State Park.


Financial Support


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