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Patterson - 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.


Ken Stulce

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
One of our family favorite state parks! I love that the primary tree populations in the park is cedar or pine. We had a blast on our last visit. Definitely returning again this year!

David Rhodes

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Missouri is so beautiful! This park had some lovely trails and beautiful river. The rocks with waterfalls were fun to climb.

Elizabeth Richmond

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
The concessionair's are amazing. Makes one feel so welcomed. It's a wonderful experience visiting there. Cone see it, you won't be disappointed.

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. :)

Thomas W

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
One of my favorite state parks. Paved trail is really nice to walk or bicycle. Mudlick trail is really nice and the buildings on it are cool. Slept at one while backpacking once. Firetower trail is a waste because there is no view at the top but makes for an easy way down if you take it from mudlick trail. Camp sites and store are really well maintained.

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