Missouri’s five major land regions are the Dissected Till Plain, Ozark Plateau, Western Plain, Coastal Plain, and Till Plain.
Agriculture continues to be an important industry, generating $88 billion in revenue for the Show-Me State. There are approximately 95,000 farms in the state, covering 27.8 million acres. The average size farm comprises 291 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 114 counties.
Missouri’s most valuable crops are soybeans and corn. The state also grows substantial quantities of hay, rice, and cotton. Most of the cropland is found in the Ozark Plateau region, located in the southern half of the state.
Missouri wildlife is abundant within the state on both land and water. Its primary wildlife includes black bear, white-tailed deer, elk, bison, and wild boar. Diverse fishing opportunities include black crappie, channel catfish, largemouth bass, and paddlefish.
Missouri is committed to conserving, restoring, and regulating its land, wildlife population, and fisheries.
Major Rivers and Lakes
Missouri’s three longest rivers are the Missouri River, Mississippi River, and White River. Their main tributaries include the Cheyenne River, Kansas River, Niobrara River, Osage River, Platte River, and Yellowstone River.
Lake Oahe, the largest lake in Missouri, has a surface area of approximately 369,920 acres (578 square miles). Other significant lakes include Bull Shoals Lake and Table Rock Lake Reservoir, which exceed 88,250 surface area acres.
State and National Parks
Missouri has 92 state parks and 6 national parks.
- Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
- Gateway Arch National Park
- George Washington Carver National Monument
- Ozark National Scenic Riverways
- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
- Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
|Nickname||The Show-Me State|
|Neighboring States||Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska|
|Regions||Dissected Till Plain, Ozark Plateau, Western Plain, Coastal Plain, and Till Plain|
|State Flower||Hawthorn Blossom|
|State Bird||Eastern Bluebird|
|Big Game||Bear, deer, and elk|
|Small Game||Dove, quail, teal, and waterfowl|
|Freshwater Fish||Black crappie, catfish, largemouth bass, and paddlefish|
|Total Acreage||44.2 million|
|Total Public Land Acreage||11.2%|
|Average Annual Rainfall||41 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||27.8 million|
|Woodlands by Acreage||14 million|
|Primary Crops||Corn and Soybeans|
|Main Rivers||Missouri River, Mississippi River, and White River|
|Largest Lake||Oahe Lake|
|Other Lakes||Bull Shoals Lake and Table Rock lake|
|Other Tributaries||Cheyenne River, Kansas River, Niobrara River, Osage River, Platte River, and Yellowstone River|
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