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St. Francois State Park

Address: 8920 US Hwy. 67 North, Bonne Terre, MO 63628
Phone Number: 573-358-2173
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I've been to many Missouri state parks and this one is pretty average. Outhouses are fairly disgusting. Showers are annoying as you have to press the button every few seconds. Boring overall, but didn't do the big trail. Campsites are nice, but slightly rocky. Hosts didn't want the kids playing in the woods which is weird. Not a whole lot... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

just inside the park entrance off Hwy 67 into St Francois State Park is the trailhead to Mooner's Hollow. Be prepared for a gorgeous hike on a single path trail up and down the rolling hills and bluffs. this 2.75 mile trail will take you approximately 2 hours to complete. Adjacent to a babbling creek and thru dense forest this... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Good place for picnics, family reunions or a day at the park for the kids to play on the playgrounds or take a swim in the river. Easy access at different places throughout the park and several different playground areas. My kids love going here to ride bikes and swim. We also love to go to the Annual Mud Day... More

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Robesonia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We camped there in May of this year.They have a nice campground with electric hookups.We had a large site at the end of the loop.Although our site was a back in,there are many pull throughs for larger RV's.There are several hiking trails and a day use area where we took our grandkids dog to play in the water. There is... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went camping at St. Francois State Park a few weeks ago, it was a spontaneous camping trip with never being there before we were not sure what to expect but really were very happy with it. We had an electric site and put 2 tents on it(site 30 is the best for this). It was a good walk to... More

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Columbia,IL
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323 reviews 323 reviews
79 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a very nice state park and the river is shallow so you are very safe to swim. Many families had the children out along the banks.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We visited St. Francois this past weekend, not our first visit to the park but our first camping stay. We love that the river is easily accessible for fishing, swimming, skimming rocks and letting the dogs get wet. When I say accessible I mean that people can get to the water, accessible for all abilities is not true, with some... More

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Park Hills, Missouri, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Love it. 3 lay grounds camp grounds 2 entrance to the river easy hiking trails and locals place to learn how to drive

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Bonne Terre, Missouri, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Super Clean Nice Showers and Restrooms RV Hookups with electric and a dump station Great place to Visit Right on the Big River!

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Marmaduke, AR
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Park has several different playground and picnic areas. It is often used as a starting point for a float trip down the Big River. There is also camping at the park.

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