Special-Use Camping Area

at St. Francois State Park

The special-use camping area consists of five individual campsites. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire pit and lamp post. In addition, group site amenities include a drinking water spigot (water available April 1 through Oct. 31), a covered group meeting area with picnic tables and a large group campfire pit. There is a capacity limit of 40 people.

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

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through October
    7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
    The entrance gate closes at 10 p.m.
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    November through March
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
    The entrance gate closes at 6 p.m.

Park Office hours

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round