2,735 acres. St. Francois State Park is in a hilly region of east-central Missouri. It lies next to Big River and includes Coonville Creek. There’s a designated wilderness area here, the 1,700-acre Coonville Creek Wild Area.
Activities: Hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding are available on 17 miles of trails. Longest
is the 11-mile Pike Run Trail, consisting of two loops in the COonville Creek Wild Area.
Cam ping Regulations: Camping is allowed for backpackers only along the Pike Run Trail. Registration is required at the trailhead or park office. Campsites must be at least 100 feet from the trail, 200 feet from public use areas, and one-quarter mile from entry points. Campfires are prohibited. Groups of seven or more must use designated camping areas.
For Further Information: St. Francois State Park, Bonne Terre, MO 63628; (314)358-2173.