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Hawn State Park

12096 Park Dr, Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670-8121
+1 573-883-3603
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very impressed with Missouri parks

Great trails, super clean, free entrance. Missouri takes great care of their parks, even the ones... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Michelle N
Lovely walk in the woods

This park offers several loop trails of differing lengths. We did not encounter any steep ups and... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Marianne C
via mobile
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Hawn State Park is one of the loveliest parks in a system full of lovely parks. Clear, sand-bottomed streams, wild areas ripe with orchids and awe-inspiring views combine to make Hawn a place that Missourians treasure. Geology buffs love Pickle Creek for the number of exposed rock types. Hikers frequent the Whispering Pine Wild Area for its quiet trails with expansive views. Bird watchers flock to the park for its variety of birds. And there are plenty of quiet spaces for people to get away and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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12096 Park Dr, Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670-8121
+1 573-883-3603
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Great trails, super clean, free entrance. Missouri takes great care of their parks, even the ones that seem to get moderate use.

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This park offers several loop trails of differing lengths. We did not encounter any steep ups and downs and the trails were shady and pleasant.

Thank Marianne C
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice campground. Roads paved and campsite paved and surrounded by shade with Shortleaf Pine Savannah. It was dead quiet and so relaxing. About 20 minutes to Ste Genevieve. We took a nice walk and enjoyed all the friendly neighbors on a...More

Thank Travelinanairstream
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We went here on a very beautiful day when the temp was perfection. The babbling creek and the pine trees make this a great picnic area. We attempted a hike but it got pretty rugged and we only had tennis shoes on. Suggest bringing hiking...More

Thank Deana M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Hiked this trail over the June 3-4 weekend. Not very crowded, although I heard Memorial Day weekend was busy. This is a great trail system that is well marked and has several camping areas in the back country. I camped overnight at camp 3, and...More

1  Thank Joe R
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Hawn State Park is always a favorite. The park is beautiful with great hiking trails. The campground is nicely laid out. The sites are fairly spacious. The showers are clean. The vault toilet is just okay. I have been camping at Hawn for several years....More

Thank Red-Camper29
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Beautiful park. Some of the trails are fairly challenging, but very pretty. Great views and Pickle Creek was beautiful.

Thank julie3d
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Hawn State Park is a great place to camp and hike. They have a great hike that you can backpack. Watch the markers when you are at the top of the hill where the view is best because the trail gets a little tricky. I've...More

2  Thank Rachael D
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This hike with its diverse econsystem is undoubtedly the best hike in Missouri. Beautiful pine forests, glades, a rushing creek, and views.... oh my the views, you can take a 7 or a 10 mile hike, both circle around. It is a vigorous hike but...More

Thank Momkram
Reviewed 6 November 2016

My wife and I recently did a several hour 9 mile hike in Hawn State Park. This place is a great example of Ozark oak and pine upland forest and worth your time. We did the North and South Whispering Pines loops. There are places...More

2  Thank J S
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7 August 2017|
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Response from Red-Camper29 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are restrooms near the trail heads as well as picnic tables. There are also restrooms in the campground. The creek is not big enough for swimming. You can get in it, and you need to cross it on some of the... More