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St. Francois State Park Campgrounds

Ozark Mountains + Highlands, Missouri

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  • Mooner's Hollow Trailhead sign.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Picnic pavilion near Mooner's Hollow Trailhead.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Playground near Mooner's Hollow Trailhead.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Creek facing west toward Mooner's Hollow Trailhead.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Creek facing east toward Mooner's Hollow Trailhead.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Wildflowers on the creek.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Further east on the same trail.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Baseball cage near the camping area.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Playground near the baseball field.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Road heading toward the swimming area.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Playground near the swimming area.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Picnic pavilion near the swimming area.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Path leading from the picnic area to the swimming area.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Swimming area facing east.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Picnic area near the swimming area.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Playground in the campground.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Shower and restrooms near the camping area.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
  • Main sign on the road for the park.- St. Francois State Park Campgrounds
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beautiful park and campground in a peaceful setting. Low traffic.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Ozark Mountains + Highlands, MO
Managed by: 
Missouri State Parks
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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St. Francois is nestled in the Ozarks Mountains of Missouri. You can easily pass right by this park without noticing it. This is one of the highest rated campgrounds in area, and is something that you should keep an eye out for. With its 2,735 acres, you will have a great time exploring this area, which used to be mined for lead; keep an eye out for signs on the highway pointing to the old mines. When you hike on the Mooner’s Hollow Trail, take a step back to an era when moonshine was distilled here. Overnight accommodations include 47 basic campsites and 63 electric campsites. Modern restrooms, hot showers, laundry facilities and a dumping station are in the campground area. There are more than 160 picnic sites scattered throughout the park. The Big River is enjoyed by paddlers, swimmers, and people that want to try their luck at fishing. The Pike Run Hills continue to be a refuge for rare plant life, wildlife, and tranquility. If you are ever in the area, you should spend the night and enjoy this remote park in the Ozarks.

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