at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

two toddler girls in matching dresses roasting marshmallows over a campfireDr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park offers basic and electric campsites, an organized group camp and special-use camping areas.

IMPORTANT: If the amount of people, equipment or vehicles exceeds the capacity allowances, you will be required to purchase an additional campsite. There is ‘extra vehicle parking’ available for campers who exceed the two vehicle allowance at $5 per night, per space.

You are now able to reserve your Missouri State Parks campsite up to 12 months in advance, expanding from the previous six-month window. To make a reservation or view campsites details, photos and availability, go to the reservation website by clicking the "Make a Reservation" link below and start planning your trip today. Reservations may also be made by calling toll free 877-ICampMO (877-422-6766). A printable campground map is available for your reference by clicking the “Campground Map” link.

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Campground Information


Available Dates

Showers/Water Available


Types of Sites

Campground Map
Year-round Apr 1-Oct 31 Year-round Basic, Electric*

Campground Amenities (Click here for a guide to the symbols.)

* 50-amp electric sites available

Important Camping Information:
  • The campground is fully reservable.
  • Reservable sites may be available on a walk-up registration basis if the site is not reserved. Before occupying a site, check with the park staff or follow the directions on the posted card or signs.
  • During the off-season (November through March), potable water is available at the frost-free water spigot located near campsite 36.
  • Modern restrooms and the showerhouse are closed during the off-season.
  • Campers planning to carry in firewood must comply with current firewood advisories.
  • Camping is limited to any 15 days within a 30-consecutive-day period at any one park or historic site.
  • We recommend no more than two dogs per campsite. Pets must be supervised and kept on leashes no longer than 10 feet at all times. Portable fences, shock collars and other electronic devices do not meet these requirements. Pet waste bags are available in most locations. Other than service animals, pets are not allowed inside any building that is not part of the Cabins for Canines program, or in public swimming areas or waters reserved for fishing.

Park Gate Information

Park gates close at 9 p.m. during the on-season and 6 p.m. during the off-season. Campers without reservations need to be sure to arrive prior to gate closure times.

Other Types of Camping Areas Available in the Park:

Special-use camping area

The Jacob L. Babler Outdoor Education Center