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Discover the world of birds by learning all about our feathered friends who call your backyard home. This festival will feature live bird presentations, guided bird hikes, activities, crafts, food and more!
This event will be held at the Sam A. Baker State Park’s day use area and is free and open to the public. A Raptor Awareness Program presented by the World Bird Sanctuary will begin at 7 p.m. in the park’s amphitheater.
Sam A. Baker State Park possesses both natural and cultural resources, making it one of the favorites in the Missouri State Parks system. Join a park naturalist on this five-mile hike into the Mudlick Natural Area and discover the beautiful natural areas hidden at the park.
The hike will take you on a journey past historic hiking shelters, through Mudlick Hollow, and along waterfalls and bluffs. This guided hike is held in conjunction with the park’s public meeting. This informational meeting about the park begins at 9 a.m. and the hike will resume immediately after.
The trail is rugged and steep in most places, so wear sturdy hiking boots and bring plenty of snacks and water. For more information, call the park naturalist at 573-856-4514.
Start your day with a hike that ends with a big splash. Join the naturalist on this adventurous hike to the popular shut-ins by way of the hiking shelters.
The hike is moderate, so be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and be prepared to get wet. (Swimming is optional.)
Meet at the Mudlick Trail trailhead, across from the Sam A. Baker State Park store.
Enjoy the entertaining concert of great music, fun company and a little comedy from the Whitewater bluegrass band. Whitewater, in their 8th year as a group, is an upbeat, toe tappin' bluegrass band that plays old traditional and new bluegrass music.
They have performed at many area events including Sam A. Baker State Park, Trail of Tears State Park, Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, the East Perry County Fair and numerous local events.
The band plays traditional bluegrass and gospel with a little humor included. So come on down to Sam A. Baker State Park and enjoy a good old-fashioned toe tappin’ time. Seating is limited, so lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged.
Join a park naturalist for a leisurely stroll along the popular Shut-ins Trail. Learn about the types of edible plants, how to identify them, their medicinal and edible purposes, and historical folklore.
The hike begins at the Mudlick Trailhead, across the road from the Sam A. Baker State Park store.
The St. Francois Mountains are coming alive with vibrant color and beauty. Join a park naturalist for a leisurely stroll along the popular Shut-ins Trail while learning about the many types of wildflowers and how to identify them. The hike will begin at the Mudlick Trail trailhead across the road from the park store at Sam A. Baker State Park.
We have 50 full hook-up sites; five with electric and water. We have three camping cabins. Fishing; vollyball; badmintion; horseshoes; and a swimming pool. Please call or visit our website for directions.
The St. Francois Mountains provide the backdrop for this scenic park. Great for families, it offers fishing, float trips, nature programs, camping (including equestrian), dining, cabins, hiking, backpacking and horse trails, a bicycle trail, picnicking and a stream for splashing.
Eighteen rustic cabins with fireplace; kitchen; full bathroom; heating and A/C; outside grill; fire pit and picnic table. Available April to October.
The park, named for a former Missouri governor, dates to the 1920s. It encompasses 5,323 acres of the St. Francois Mountains. It features trails, canoeing, a nature center and picnicking in a scenic setting.
This park features two campgrounds; an equestrian campground; and a special-use camping area. There are basic and electric sites; showers; firewood; laundry and a dump station. The park, named for a former Missouri governor, dates to the 1920s. It encompasses 5,323 acres of the St. Francois Mountains. It features trails, canoeing, a nature center and picnicking in a scenic setting. Camping Reservations: 877-422-6766 and online.
Canoes, one-person sit-on-top kayaks and six-person rafts are available for rent on the scenic and secluded St. Francois and Big Creek. Big Creek is best floated in the spring and fall, while the St. Francois is floatable year-round. Half-day, one-, two- and three-day float trips can be arranged at The Park Store.
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