Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is a unit of
the National Park Service. The park is the his-
toric site of the Battle of Wilson's Creek. The
1,732 acres has an auto/bicycle tour loop of 4.9
miles with 8 designated stops. At each landmark
you can walk the trail to see historic houses, bat-
tlefields and numerous examples of what the
area looked like during the Civil War. With the
extensive trail system visitors have many op-
portunities to walk through wooded areas, corn-
fields and along creeks. Any level of activity you
desire, moderate to difficult, is available.
The park is a haven to many animals. You are
likely to see deer, turkey, red squirrels and nu-
merous native birds. Identifying the wildflowers
is fun and you can even see wild cactus growing
in the summer months. Dotted throughout the
park are sinkholes for up-close viewing.
Wilson's Creek National
6424 W. Farm Road 182
Republic, MO 65738
summer 8am 8pm, fall
and winter 8am 5pm
All visitors wanting to drive through the park
must check in at the visitor's center.The visitor's
center requires no fee and is full of artifacts and
information about the battle and park. Free
maps and brochures help guide you through the
1. How many trails did you go on? What did you
see on the trail was most interesting to you?
2. Did you see any wildlife, and if so, what
3. Did you see a sinkhole? Do you know what
causes a sinkhole?
4. What National Parks have you visited besides
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield?
From Hwy 65 (north of
Springfield): exit on James
River Expressway (Hwy
60). Continue west on
James River Expressway
past the Missouri Highway
FF/Battlefield exit. Take
the Hwy 60 (Republic)
exit. Turn left (south) on
Hwy 60, continue two
miles to Hwy M and turn
left. Continue east on
Highway M for ½-mile.
Turn right on Hwy ZZ and
travel 1 and ½-mile to
Farm Road 182 (Elm
Street). Turn left; the en-
trance to the battlefield is
on the right.