Sam A. Baker State Park

800-334-6946

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.


Reviews

Aaron Barbee

Rating:
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. :)

Adam Gardner

Rating:
Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017

Great camping and other facilities. So much to do in the park. Swimming, horseback riding, playgrounds, floating, tons of trails for bike or run. All in a valley surrounded by the St. Francis mountains deep in the Ozarks. My favorite!!

Emily Hall

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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!

Roberta Wengert

Rating:
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Fantastic bike/ walking trails. Shady campsites. Clean river for swimming. Park ranger offer programs for adults and children. Playground. Cabins. Small store. Float trips available.

Mark Howerton

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Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017

Big park, great campgrounds, restrooms are old and not cleaned throughly by staff, good park store. River is very peaceful and cool.