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St. Francois State Park

8920 US Highway 67, Bonne Terre, MO 63628-3598
+1 573-358-2173
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Nice Park

We have camped here several times and it is a nice park. Playground for kids and its level for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice and quite

My kids and I like to go here and walk the trails and walk along the river . Its a great place for... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
De Soto, Missouri
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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 Area. Easy access to the Big River makes St. Francois State Park ideal for canoeing and floating and the many shaded picnic sites and two covered shelters make the park perfect for family gatherings. Overnight guests can choose from more than 100 campsites, in campgrounds with modern restrooms, hot showers, and laundry facilities.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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8920 US Highway 67, Bonne Terre, MO 63628-3598
+1 573-358-2173
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank 981momof2
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My kids and I like to go here and walk the trails and walk along the river . Its a great place for a picinic lunch too!!

Thank mamacindysue
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I frequently visit this park to exercise in a relaxing, beautiful place. Hiking, horse trails, biking, picnicking, and plenty of swimming holes without overcrowding.

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Been through there several times, but never camped there, just always wanted to. Very beautiful in the late fall. Quiet.

Thank deb g
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I love this park. It is one of my favorite MO state parks. It is a lovely campground, and some of the sites are very big, and back up to the woods. The Big River runs behind the campground, and is nice to play in...More

Thank Red-Camper29
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I camped for the weekend with a group of friends. We had pull through site on the edge of the camp that boarders the big river. Sites are not right on top of each other and the access to the river from our spot was...More

Thank thshc8
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We went and tent camped at this nearby state park for the second straight year. It has many nice flat sites for tenders and I believe each, electric site for RV's and 5th wheels are concrete pads. That's a huge plus for this state park....More

2  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

My family of 4 camped on the electric side and had a great time. The people watching the camp site were very polite and came around frequently to see if we needed anything. The showers and restrooms were always clean. There are great hiking trails...More

1  Thank Shelbs21
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We have visited this park multiple times over the last decade as a place to spend the day picnicking, fishing and wading in the shallows of Big River or in the creek within the park. It's an easy drive from St. Louis for us. However,...More

1  Thank beach_lover101
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My kids, 7 and 5, my mother and I hiked Mooner's Hollow Trail. It is approximately 3 miles long. It was fantastic! The boys LOVED crossing the water. We brought our water shoes so we could add to the adventure. Make sure to bring your...More

Thank Arvan2013
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