Southeast Region

Home to many of Missouri's spring-fed streams and crystal-clear waters, Missouri truly is a haven for nature lovers. The extreme southeastern corner, known as the “Bootheel” because of its shape, is rich in Missouri history and agriculture. The Ozark National Scenic Riverways are home to some of the most beautiful countryside, trails and streams in the country. There are so many things to do in Southeast Missouri, so, whether your family is hiking, exploring caves or floating down a winding stream, you'll never want to leave the region. The next time you’re in Southeast Missouri, visit Cape Girardeau, Eminence, Poplar Bluff, Rolla and West Plains.