Saint Francois Mountains

The Saint Francois Mountains, a range located in southeast Missouri, is an outcrop of Precambrian igneous rock mountains rising over the Ozark Plateau. ...

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Trails

Park visitors are often told to “Take a Hike!” Mudlick Mountain awaits them. 

The 12 mile loop on...

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Samuel Aaron Baker

Samuel Aaron Baker was born in a log cabin in Patterson on November 7, 1874. 

His father, a physician and Union...

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The Lodge

The Lodge at Sam A. Baker State Park is now available to rent for Family Reunions, Group Events, Meetings, Weddings,...

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Shut-Ins

"Shut-ins" is an ozark term that means a gorge or valley where the water rushes around and through igneous rock.

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Latest News

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  • Family Dining Come visitus in this historic stone building built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. “CCC” in the 1930’s.  Thick stone walls quarried from our own Mudlick Mountain were used to create this beautiful lodge.  While checking out
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  • The Park Store is a fun place to visit. Whether you have one dollar or more, there is a souvenir to purchase that will remind you of the great time spent at the base of Mudlick Mountain.
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  • Sam A. Baker State Park has 18 rustic cabins made of native stone and wood with modern conveniences. They lie along a wooded hillside overlooking the park and a stone's throw away from Big Creek and the 12
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  • Our most popular float is the four mile on the St. Francis, an easy Level I floating stream where you're often the only one on the river. Float from the boat ramp at Campground #1 to 34 Bridge.
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