Camping

at Hawn State Park

As of 3/24/20, all campgrounds and lodging are closed Friday, March 27, through Thursday, April 30. This includes campgrounds, park-run lodging and concessionaire-run lodging. All fees associated with camping and park-run lodging reservations, including reservation, cancellation and modification fees, beginning the night of Friday, March 27, through the night of Thursday, April 30, will be refunded.

We are proud to be a member of the Missouri Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. While our campgrounds are not currently open, the association is a great resource for finding other campgrounds during this time. Visit www.campinmissouri.com to find a campground near you.

a tent in the shaded campgroundHawn State Park offers basic, electric and walk-in campsites. The park also has a special-use camping area.

To make a reservation or view campsite details, photos and availability, go to the reservation website by clicking the “Make a Reservation Now” link below. 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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Camping Rates

Campground Information

 

Available Dates

Showers/Water Available

Reservations

Types of Sites

Campground Map
 
Year-round April 1-Oct. 31 March 1-Nov. 30 Basic, Electric*, Walk-in

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Click here for a guide to the symbols.

* Premium Electric sites available

Important Camping Information:
  • Reservable sites may be available on a day-by-day basis if the site is not reserved. Before occupying a site, check with the park staff or follow the directions on the posted card.
  • For weekend reservations, there is a required two-night minimum stay of Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday.
  • During the off-season, potable water is available at the frost-free water spigot located behind campsite 41.
  • Campers planning to carry in firewood must comply with current firewood advisories.
  • Hawn State Park requires a permit to camp overnight while backpacking in the park, starting March 1, 2020. Overnight backpackers will have a choice of one of 10 backpack campsites. The maximum number of people allowed per campsite is seven. Hawn State Park previously had only three designated backpack campsites but allowed off-trail camping in the park. Backpack camping outside of the 10 designated campsites will no longer be allowed. Permit holders must follow the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace:
  1. Plan ahead and prepare 
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

If you are interested in obtaining a permit to camp in a backpack campsite, call Hawn State Park at 573-883-3603 or email the park at hawnstatepark@dnr.mo.gov. There is no fee involved in obtaining a permit to camp in the backcountry at Hawn. 

Park Gate Information

Park gates close at 9 p.m. during the on-season and at sunset during the off-season. Campers need to be sure to arrive prior to gate closure time.

Other Types of Camping Areas Available in the Park:

Special-Use Camping Area