St. Francois State Park, Bonne Terre

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#55 of 85 in Nature in Missouri
St. Francois State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Missouri consisting of located approximately north of Park Hills in St. Francois County. The park features a campground, trails for hiking and horseback riding, and fishing on the Big River.
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  • 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 appreciat...  more »
  • 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. Dependi...  more »
  • 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!!  more »
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  • A very nice State Park just an hour south of St Louis. Well maintained with picnic areas, shelters with ample parking and playgrounds. Day-use picnic areas along the Big River with good fishing for Smallmouth bass catfish and bluegills. The camping area is separate from the picnic area and has tent camping as well as RV camping with sanitary clean-up areas and a camp host. It is a really relaxed setting
  • Beautiful park. Be cautious of very steep and curvy downhill grade. There are 3 park areas and a camping area. The 1 park area on your left coming in has a pavilion, playground, simple , yet gorgeous trail and a fresh spring. The 2nd park area is on the right coming in and is the largest. It has a large field and playground as well as picnic areas and the river on its perimeter. The 3rd park is at the end on the park area and has a field and large pavilion as well as the picnic tables and the river on the outer edge of this park. The campground area has both electric and "caveman"sites as well as RV park. This area has the best and longest trail as well as the big river on its perimeter as well. Early morning visitors such as deer and fox are the norm. The park also boast great equestrian trails, caves, and regular programs from the park rangers for youth and adults. You will not be disappointed. The town closest, BonneTerre, has a few stores and Emergency Room.
  • One of our favorite state parks. Several very nice picnic areas with playgrounds and pavilions. Camping for both RV and tent and clean restroom and shower facilities. Good fishing and several hiking trails make this a wonderful place to visit or vacation for adventurers or families. Plan early to get a camping spot.
  • I lost my keys. The park would have been better if my girlfriend was there. But I had a great time the view was beautiful, I was the only one there, and the fishing holes were great. I mean great. Anyways, the park overall is just a wonderful place to visit I would recommend it to anyone. Just hold on to your keys.
  • Would be nice if they would make stairs down to the water so it's easier and safer for those less fortunate people to be able to go up and down to the water to enjoy it
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