Special-Use Area

at Sam A. Baker State Park

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The special-use camping area is for use by nonprofit organizations. It is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and may be reserved by calling the park. Organized youth groups (Scouts, 4-H, church, etc.) have priority. The area has picnic tables, fire rings and a vault toilet. For more information about the special-use area, contact the park at 573-856-4411.

Park Hours


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Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Park Grounds

7 a.m. - 10 p.m., daily, year-round

Park Office hours

8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday as staff are available, year-round

Visitor Center hours

Temporary Hours of Operation

The visitor center is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed from noon to 1 p.m. for cleaning.

Regular Hours

April through October (on-season)

  • April 1 through Memorial Day
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Tuesday after Memorial Day through Labor Day
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily
  • Tuesday after Labor Day through Oct. 31
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

November through March (off-season)

  • Closed

Mudlick Trailhead #2 hours

Click here for more information about trails at this park.