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“Beautiful Fall Leaves”

Sam A Baker State Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Patterson
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Owner description: It only takes a few minutes to fall in love with Sam A. Baker State Park. The cool waters of the St. Francois River and Big Creek frame a wooded setting with trails that range from easy to challenging. Ancient mountains, towering trees, and fresh air are hallmarks of the park. Rustic cabins, a campground, a separate campground for equestrians, and a store are also features of this scenic park.
Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a very easy park to get around and the camping location on the river at the #1 camp groundls are excellent. Enjoy the hikes into the bluff areas.

1  Thank rollinsthomas
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Sam A Baker State Park Events for 2013. Something for all ages. Learn about wild life in it's natural surroundings. Hands on study of nature at its best. The naturist at Sam A Baker State love the beauty as much as they love what they do. Their is nothing that they would rather do than to share their love and knowledge with you. Sam A Baker is rated at the top of my list. Here is a link to the event list. http://www.piedmontchamber.com/park/
Please let the folks at Sam A Baker know how much you appreciate them.

2  Thank Galaxy7511
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We have been going to Sam A. Baker for years. The past few have been quite skunky. This year was skunk-free. We were told they pulled 16 from under one cabin. We stayed 5 days and saw none. The water, bike trails, and open play areas are just wonderful. In less than 5 minutes on a trail one night, we saw 3 deer and one large beaver. This is my kids' favorite place! Also, the little camp store is such a help if you underpack.

6  Thank Jon S
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

My husband and i travel with 4 girls and a larger camper. We booked 7 nights at this park, and did not want to leave. Crystal clear water, beautiful clean park, and great store area close to campgrounds. FAVORITE campground for the whole family....during the day. Nighttime is a different story, we could not sit by the campfire or even be outside. The entire park is swarmed with skunks once dusk hits. We don,t mind nature at all, obviously. However, the skunks sprayed people, tents, dogs, every night. The skunk smell was so overwhelming, you could not even open camper windows. Bad, Bad, Bad skunk problem. We all would still go back, but missed the nighttime activities we enjoy at other parks and campgrounds.

4  Thank Momof4girlys
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We love going to Sam A. Baker state park. There are great campgrounds. We enjoy riding on the bike trail that connects the 2 campgrounds. There is a nice restaurant and camp store on location!

2  Thank Lori R
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