A park naturalist is available year-round to provide informative and entertaining programs on a wide variety of nature subjects. Weekend activities from April 15 through Oct. 31 are provided in the campground, featuring nature hikes, river walks, evening slide programs, demonstrations and games. The Missouri State Parks and State Historic Sites Explorer Program is offered to all that are interested each weekend.
The naturalist is also available throughout the year to provide schools and civic groups educational activities and programs, both at St. Francois State Park and off-site. Call the park office at 573-358-2173 well in advance to schedule a field trip or arrange for a special program visit from the naturalist.