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Join a park naturalist on this adventurous hike to the fire tower on Mudlick Mountain. The hike is moderate. Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring plenty of water and snacks. Meet in front of the visitor center at Sam A. Baker State Park. NOTE: The fire tower is not accessible.
Our family campground is nestled in among tall pines and other native trees, so there is abundant shade!
We have 34 full hook-up sites (eight - 50Amp and 26 - 30Amp. They include electric, water, sewer, and cable; seven sites with electric, water and cable; and seven primitive tent sites. We also have three Camper Cabins!
We have plenty of things for everyone in the family to enjoy. Activities include: playground, fishing, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, basketball, and a swimming pool. There are plenty of roads for bike riding, so bring your bicycles! 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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