The great outdoors is waiting for you! Check out the Veteran Friendly resources below to make the most of your recreation experience.

Branson Veterans Memorial Museum
This museum is located at: 1250 W Hwy 76 Country Blvd. Branson, MO 65616
Camp Hope
Camp Hope is a retreat for military veterans wounded in the War on Terror. The mission of Camp Hope is to honor the fallen by helping the wounded. They offer all expenses paid adventures and comradery on their property located in Farmington, MO.
Charlie 22 Outdoors
This organization provides outdoor activities to Veterans who are dealing with mental health issues.
Fishing for Freedom
This organization supports military service members and Veterans by offering an opportunity to fish at a weekend tournament.
KC Warriors Hockey Team
The Kansas City Warriors Hockey program is a 501(c)3, which provides therapeutic healing for disabled veterans.
Mid-American Veterans Museum
This Veterans museum is a "must see" venue, and is located in St. Charles County, Missouri.
Missouri State Parks
Missouri State Parks values the contributions of Veterans, current service members and their families. They offer several free or discounted programs and activities.
Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial
This is located at: 1172 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Perryville, MO 63775
Department of Conservation
The Missouri Conservation Commission and the Missouri Department of Conservation recognizes the contributions and sacrifices made by Veterans and active-duty military and has approved many benefits for active-duty military and Veterans. Follow the link to see the permit exemptions, specific events, and many opportunities offered by the Department to help you access the great outdoors.
CSR 10-5,205 (0) of the Wildlife Code of Missouri states: "Any honorably discharged military veteran having a service-related disability of sixty-percent ( 60%) or greater, or who was a prisoner of war during military service, may take fish, live bait, clams, mussels, turtles and frogs as provided in Chapter 6 without permit (except trout permit or daily tag in areas where prescribed), and may take wildlife as provided in Chapter 7 without permit (except deer and turkey hunting permits and the Migratory Bird Hunting permit and the Conservation Order Permit as prescribed); provided, while hunting or fishing s/he carries a certified statement of eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs." To acquire a wallet-sized carry card instead of carrying the letter you received from the VA, call (573) 522-4115 ext. 3290.
National Park Service
A free lifetime Military Pass is available for Gold Star Families and US military veterans. A free annual Military Pass is available for current US military members and their dependents. The passes provide free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests.
No Barriers Warriors enhances the lives of Veterans with disabilities through the No Barriers framework, a systematic and enduring approach for overcoming barriers. By integrating interactive online courses with an extraordinary multi-day, in-person, outdoor experience, the three-month program cultivates camaraderie and shifts mindsets, connecting Veterans to the following elements: Community: Strengthens sense of belonging; Identity: Develops a clear vision of who the Veteran is; Purpose: Creates a long-term impact with positivity about the future; Belief: What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.
Team RWB
Every year, more than 250,000 active duty service members transition out of the military, joining the 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans already living in communities nationwide. They face many challenges including isolation, weight gain, lack of purpose, and other health issues. Team RWB (Red, White & Blue) assists with the isolation and health challenges they face. For more information, contact Paul Wade at
Vet Tix
Vet Tix is a national nonprofit organization that provides free event tickets to give something to those who gave.
Warriors at Ease
Warriors at Ease is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011. Its robust, world-class training programs were created as a result of the success of these studies and directly address the unique physical and mental health challenges faced by service members, their families, and caregivers.
Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy
Established in 2014, the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy's mission is to provide instruction, training, placement and peer to peer support for military veterans interested in baseball. Recovering Service Members (RSM) who are either active duty or veteran status. We welcome any RSM who is struggling physically or mentally. Any form of disability rating from the VA would normally qualify a veteran. Active Duty personnel will need to disclose some basics of their injuries to qualify without violating HIPPA protections. We primarily serve post 9/11 veterans, but we have made some exceptions to pre-9/11 veterans in the past. We receive an overwhelming number of applications and have to prioritize the post 9/11 veterans with the highest disabilities first.
Yoga Flow Classes are offered at the Truman VA Medical Center in Columbia, MO. in the Patient Education Center on Thursdays from 5:00pm-5:45pm. Yoga Flow focuses on matching movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. This class offers a mix of held postures to build strength and floor stretching to increase flexibility. For scheduling, please contact 573-814-6000 x 56273