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St. Francois State Park

8920 US Highway 67, Bonne Terre, MO 63628-3598
+1 573-358-2173
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Great place close to homw

Family went there to camp, ride the river & play in the water. clean shower house & bathrooms. the... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
sldrd
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desoto, mo
Beautiful trail

We hiked the Swimming Deer trail (~3.4 miles) and were so fortunate to see the bluebell flowers in... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Kanda F
,
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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The forested ridges and cool hollows of St. Francois State Park offer visitors a retreat from everyday life. Three hiking trails, including one that allows equestrian access, wind through the forested hills and glades of the Coonville Creek Wild Area. Easy access to the Big River makes St. Francois State Park ideal for canoeing and floating and the many shaded picnic sites and two covered shelters make the park perfect for family gatherings. Overnight guests can choose from more than 100 campsites, in campgrounds with modern restrooms, hot showers, and laundry facilities.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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“big river” (13 reviews)
“deer trail” (3 reviews)
“float trip” (2 reviews)
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8920 US Highway 67, Bonne Terre, MO 63628-3598
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+1 573-358-2173
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Family went there to camp, ride the river & play in the water. clean shower house & bathrooms. the lots were level

Thank sldrd
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We hiked the Swimming Deer trail (~3.4 miles) and were so fortunate to see the bluebell flowers in bloom. There were literally carpets of them where you could see only the flowers and the green leaves/stems. We found the Swimming Deer trail to be accurately...More

1  Thank Kanda F
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Has anyone Put in for a float trip at St Francois park. Is their a good place about three hours down river to take out? Also if their is, would it be safe to park our cars there. Any help is appreciated.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We have camped here several times and it is a nice park. Playground for kids and its level for walking or riding bikes. The bathouse is up a hill but as far as the campground its pretty level. Depending on the site you pick will...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

My kids and I like to go here and walk the trails and walk along the river . Its a great place for a picinic lunch too!!

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I frequently visit this park to exercise in a relaxing, beautiful place. Hiking, horse trails, biking, picnicking, and plenty of swimming holes without overcrowding.

Thank Steve A
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Been through there several times, but never camped there, just always wanted to. Very beautiful in the late fall. Quiet.

Thank deb g
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I love this park. It is one of my favorite MO state parks. It is a lovely campground, and some of the sites are very big, and back up to the woods. The Big River runs behind the campground, and is nice to play in...More

Thank Red-Camper29
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

I camped for the weekend with a group of friends. We had pull through site on the edge of the camp that boarders the big river. Sites are not right on top of each other and the access to the river from our spot was...More

Thank thshc8
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We went and tent camped at this nearby state park for the second straight year. It has many nice flat sites for tenders and I believe each, electric site for RV's and 5th wheels are concrete pads. That's a huge plus for this state park....More

5  Thank Brian S
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Hailey D
26 May 2017|
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Response from Tom B |
Yes. You can reserve a space on line. They allow 2 tents and two cars per spot. There is also RV camping with power. Go online. It's all there.
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