Get Outdoors in Pulaski!

Are these cool dreary days making you yearn for summer, when the sun is hot, and the trees have filled their branches with color? Well, why wait to get outdoors? Spring is almost here and right now is the time to discover Pulaski!

Devils Elbow Scenic Overlook in Bloom

Just think, no mosquitos to swat away, the weather is warming, daylight is longer, and the great outdoors is calling. Rather you’re tired of being cooped up, want to scope out that future adventure or just feel the need to explore – Pulaski has you covered!

Wanting to fish for trout without all that shoulder-to-shoulder action? With two great Missouri Conservation trout fishing ribbon areas, you won’t even miss the trout park. The Roubidoux in Waynesville and Stone Mill Spring on Fort Leonard Wood both have white ribbon trout areas and are lively fishing options that provide great scenery and are intermittently stocked, you might even catch a lunker! Check MDC.gov for fishing regulations, Stone Mill Spring on FLW does require military post access.

While you’ve caught the fishing bug, check out the Gasconade and Big Piney Rivers. These great fishing locations contain Missouri Department of Conservation bass maintenance areas that are sure to bring some excitement. While you’re on the rivers get that kayak or other watercraft on the water and participate in one of the Tournaments to Reduce the 22, a drama free, no payout fishing tournament in March sponsored by The Fallen Outdoors. Pulaski’s river fishing is sure to help you brush up on those fishing skills while benefiting veterans at the same time.

Fisherman
Bass Fishin’ is Great in Pulaski! Image courtesy of Jeremy Mitchell.
Oak Hill Golf course sign
Pulaski’s golf offerings have great greens for putting, some sites even have golf carts or a pro shop for your necessities.

If your idea of fun is on land rather than in the water, check out one or several of the following golfing options: Oak Hills Country Club in Dixon, Richland Country Club and Public Golf Course, Saint Robert Municipal Golf Course, and Piney Valley Golf Course on Fort Leonard Wood.

For the mini-golf course adventurer, Uranus Putt Pirates offers an 18 – hole swashbuckling good time.

If golfing in a basket is more your style, check out Hanna Hills Disc Golf Course, with 18 challenging holes intertwined with Ozark beauty, you may even spot a peacock

Image Courtesy of Hanna Hills Disc Golf Course

Road trip Dreamin’? Love to feel the wind in your hair and the freedom of the road ahead? With 33 miles of the Mother Road right here, there’s no better way to explore the open road than on your bike, in the car with the windows rolled down or on your special ride, this is the best way to explore it. Request your free self-guided historic driving tour and make that experience even more memorable.

Cycles on the Mother Road
Route 66 Shield on Route 66 at the Pulaski County Museum
Photo Opportunities Galore
Ozarks Beauty on 66

Enjoy finding and seeking treasures? Use GPS to navigate Pulaski and find some cool caches! From easier, traditional geocaches to the more difficult puzzle, earth, or mystery caches – there’s a wide selection of sites to get you outside. Grab a friend, a GPS device, or phone and go have fun!

Photo Courtesy of Google and Geocaching App

Getting outdoors is a great way to connect away from the daily grind. For a quick jaunt, get moving and grab the kids to play at the park, explore one of the open-air museums, or venture on a walking or hiking trail. Why waste time cooking? For additional fun, make it a picnic and select a tasty option to eat at the park or dine outside at a local restaurant.

NPS Trail of Tears, Waynesville MO
Trail of Tears National Park Service Site
Waynesville Walking Traikl
Waynesville Walking Trail
Outdoor Dining is Best

Spring not your favorite season and still dreaming of summer? Go on a recon mission and plan that perfect vacation. Scope out the best camping site, plan that relaxing river adventure, or enjoy nature’s beauty in preparation of the warmer months. While checking things out, go to a spring festival for that down-home feeling that our towns here in the Ozarks commonly offer.

A Welcoming Stay
RV Camping

Before long, summer will be here and with some good planning, you can be ready to float on the river, check out an awesome festival, go camping or find that perfect lodging option and vacation stay. No matter what you enjoy, there are plenty of options for memory-making adventures in Pulaski, so order your free Travel Inspiration Guide and plan that perfect getaway today!