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 wooded 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.
This park, rich in Civil War lore, comprises the rugged Pike Run Hills surrounding Coonville Creek and Big River. Camping, hiking, backpacking and equestrian trails, and picnic sites and shelters, are all featured at the park.
8920 Route 67 North
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
Park Gate: April-October, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; November-March, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.