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Hawn State Park

12096 Park Drive, Sainte Genevieve, MO
573-883-3603
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Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I thought I'd take my kids out for a short hike in the woods, got a map, directions, water, snacks, bug spray, compass, even a gps (Ha Ha). Made a wrong turn ended up on a much longer trail, got a little lost. GPS couldn't pick up a signal, the signs were a little confusing, and the map really didn't... More

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St. Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great park for hiking and camping with interesting trails and rocks. Shaded RV sites. The park is clean and well maintained. Friendly visitors met along the way made it a fun trip.

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Festus, MO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Beautiful area, great hiking trails, good for camping or a day trip, close to St. Louis. Pickle Creek is great!

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Merrimack, NH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After spending a week in St Louis and western Illinois we ventured down to the park. What a difference. We spent only a brief time, but even my wife who doesn't hike much wished we had more time and wants to return the next time we visit Missouri. It is just quiet, wooded hills and streams. Our son and daughter-in-law... More

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