Sam A. Baker State Park


It only takes a few minutes to fall in love with Sam A. Baker State Park. The cool waters of the St. Francois River and Big Creek frame a wooded setting with trails that range from easy to challenging. Ancient mountains, towering trees, and fresh air are hallmarks of the park. Rustic cabins, a campground, a separate campground for equestrians, and a lodge with good country cookin’ round out the Sam A. Baker experience.


Aaron Barbee

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Had I experienced more of the park I'd probably rate it five stars. We were here to camp with friends and used a family site. Everything worked as expected at the campsite. Folks were friendly all around. The park store had a ton of cool stuff I didn't expect. Trails were nice; we hiked a little. River access was plentiful and easy. Our only beef was the daily maintenance of the women's restroom at around 7 or 8 am. Everyday. For 30-40 minutes. Seemed excessive and poorly timed. I'd totally go back though. :)

Eric Yoder

Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

Nice park with river access for canoes, drafts, and kayaks. Restaurant and store on site as well as a small museam. Many trails for hiking and equestrian and a bike bath between campgrounds. They also do a great Halloween festival.

lost_in_ translation

Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017

Beautiful park. Excellent hiking. Big Creek is wonderful. Love this place!

Dolores Haynes

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Beautiful park. Camping was perfect. Clean and safe. Trees beautiful.

Emily Hall

Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

Been going to Sam Baker since I was a baby until a teenager. Went back this summer with the cousins and grandparents, 15+ years later and it's still just as wonderful as I remembered! Can't wait for the next trip. Cabins are equipped with most everything you need, beds aren't very comfortable to me, too firm of a mattress. Plenty of space in the cabin for you and the family/friends. Don't forget your water shoes! See ya again soon Sam A. Baker!