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Address: 12096 Park Drive, Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670
Phone Number: 573-883-3603
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Hawn State Park is one of the loveliest parks in a system full of lovely...
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.
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Best MO state park

This place was great. Smaller campground than a lot of state parks. Campgrounds were great. We hiked all the trails, by far the best state park for hiking in MO. Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place was great. Smaller campground than a lot of state parks. Campgrounds were great. We hiked all the trails, by far the best state park for hiking in MO. Highly recommend it.

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Midway, Kentucky
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35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Hawn offers a very nice and relaxing trail system full of whispering pine trees. It is just beautiful hearing the wind blow threw the pines - you'll love it. The park is clean with a small but nice children's play ground under the shade of the trees. Lots of people use the trails to walk their dogs. All were courteous... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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28 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We decided to travel to Sainte Genevieve to escape the Memphis rain. My husband wanted some place we could exercise the dogs. We did about 4 miles of one of the trails. There were lots of ups and downs, which we like. It reminds us of being back home in KY. There aren't many hills in Memphis.

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Edwardsville, IL
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56 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I haven't been to every state park in Missouri, so perhaps my title is a bit misleading. But Hawn is a fantastic park. Beyond being beautiful, it's just a fun place to hike. The campground is also nice, and we enjoyed camping there in the fall. I would imagine it gets crowded in the summer.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We recently camped for 2 nights at Hawn State Park. It's only about 70 miles south of St Louis, making it a great place for a quick weekend getaway. We stayed in one of the high 20's campsite which unfortunately is located to a small stream, so there were lots of bugs to battle. The site itself was pretty good.... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took the two mile hike up the bluff and then down to the creek. I loved exploring around the water. This isn't the easiest of trails and not sure would take young children although I did see some there. There are some very high drop offs close to the trail but once you get to lower ground the exploration... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have been to this wonderful park a few times. We took the WHISPERING PINES trail in October/November and it was gorgeous! We tried this same trail this summer and it was lovely but not as impressive as in the fall! Both times it took us a few hours to walk this trail. It is time-consuming but not impossible for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A gem we never knew about. We were looking for a place within an hour or so from home and found this park on the Missouri State Park website. What a marvelous campground! We took our two teenage sons and our dog for two nights and had a great stay. Pickle Creek trail was just moderate enough for is to... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This park is very beautiful with great hiking trails. It also have a nice little creek that is perfect to let the kids play in. It has a small playground with some swings and pits to barbecue in.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We camped at Hawn State Park June 19-22 2014. The Park is clean and quiet. The first small campground loop is great for us older folks that like our quiet. The 2nd campground loop is perfect for families with children with a playground in the middle of the loop. Paved sites with picnic tables, lamp post to hang a lantern... More 

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