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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...more
So it’s a local park so super close. This park is huge for what it offers. It’s just a basic park. Now with that being said they need to dump more money into it and make this a great regional attraction. Limited camping but adequate....More
It’s a shame, the facility is very nice, but not looked over or sanitized frequently.
The hikes are pretty, sometimes the markers are hard to find on the trails.
Don’t miss the ranger talks/demonstrations. They are very nice and informative.
Campground sites are clean but...More
St. Francois is a beautiful park but the ruggedness combined with its relatively small size makes for a somewhat stunted experience and potentially dangerous visit. Trying to pull into this place off Highway 67 involves taking your life in your hands, particularly if you are...More
Nice hiking trails, lots of picnic tables, fishing and swimming access, playgrounds, and camping. My only problem with this park is the lack of indoor plumbing. There are some primitive outhouses and only one set of indoor toilets located in the camping ground along with...More
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
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.
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