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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.
Join a park naturalist on this adventurous hike to the fire tower on Mudlick Mountain. The hike is moderate, so wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring plenty of water and snacks. The fire tower is not accessible.
Meet in front of the visitor center at Sam A. Baker State Park.
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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