St. Francois State Park

Park Information

While parks and historic sites are open for day-use, capacity will be monitored closely in order to prevent overcrowding. If nearing capacity, parking lots may close temporarily. Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here. A full list of temporary closures can be found here.

The forested ridges and cool hollows of St. Francois State Park offer visitors a retreat from everyday life. Three hiking trails, including one that allows equestrian access, wind through the wooded hills and glades of the Coonville Creek Wild Area. Easy access to the Big River makes St. Francois State Park ideal for canoeing and floating and the many shaded picnic sites and two covered shelters make the park perfect for family gatherings. Overnight guests can choose from more than 100 campsites, in campgrounds with modern restrooms, hot showers and laundry facilities.

Park Hours

Park Grounds

Temporary Hours
8 am. to 8 p.m., daily

  • 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