Backcountry Camping

at Hawn State Park

At Hawn state park, overnight backpackers will have a choice of one of 10 sites in the backcountry camping area. The maximum number of people allowed per campsite is seven. 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.
Campers can reserve their permit two ways (There is no fee involved in obtaining a permit to camp in the backcountry at Hawn).
 
  1. Online by clicking here: https://icampmo1.usedirect.com/MSPWeb/Activities/Search.aspx. You will need to sign into your account to collect camper information for your stay.
  2. By contacting the park directly by phone 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. 
  3. The sites are numbered 1-10. The site numbers that are not close to water are 4, 8, 9, and 10. 
Campsite 1 Campsite 2
Campsite 1 Campsite 2