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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hawn State Park

Hawn State Park
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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.
Oxford, Mississippi
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Very beautiful layout! I wish we had more time to explore the land but our visit was unfortunately a drive thru. However, the little time we did spend has us wanting more. We will be back to finish that park where we left off.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Missouri Scenery at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

I have hiked Hawn far more times than I can count. Disregard the poor reviews here, few as they are, some folks just like to complain. I have hiked in the Smokies, on MN's North Shore and in Colorado and Utah so I've seen enough varied terrain to feel confident in reviewing a hiking spot. Hawn is a lovely example of Missouri's Ozarks. The Whispering Pines trail has appeared in Backpacking Magazine as one of the Midwest's nicest hikes. It's the Midwest so don't expect major mountain views. You can expect rugged, rocky terrain meandering through rolling hills with lovely little streams meandering through them. There are several climbs affording wonderful views and the scent of pine is like a heady perfume on much of the trails.

Visited November 2013
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St. Louis, Mo. 63129
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellant trails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

This park is does not have many campites - so reserve early. But if you like hiking, this park has some of the best trails around! Many of the trails (and some campsites) are right along the Pickel Creek. Nice clean park - great for families.

Visited May 2013
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Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hawn State Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We love hiking here. The trails are well marked and there are several trails to hike . The scenery is beautiful. If you want to take a short trail or spend the day hiking and spend the night, Hawn has it all. We have come across wildlife, deer, turkey and even otters playing in the creek. Very well maintained. We have never stayed at the campground, but looks very nice. Picnic and play area also.

Visited May 2013
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St louis Mo
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best state park camping”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We have camped at several state parks in Missouri but this has become our new favorite. Let me first say that the host that run this part are the most kind, helpful people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They were able to answer all our questions . They told us how to get to all attractions in the area with printed color coded maps including the local wineries, hiking trails and creeks to swim in on the hottest day of the year. The camp was very clean, great showers and bathrooms. They even drive around and ask if you need ice or wood. It is a great family campground .

Visited June 2013
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