Special-Use Camping Area

at St. Francois State Park

The special-use camping area is designated for group camping, with nonprofit organizations and youth groups having priority. The area consists of five individual campsites, each equipped with a picnic table, fire pit and lamp post. In addition, the area's amenities include a drinking water spigot (water available April 1-Oct. 31), a covered group meeting area with picnic tables, and a large group campfire pit. There is a capacity limit of 40 people.

The fee for use of the area is $2 per person, per night. For more information or to reserve the area for your group, call 573-358-2173.

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