• Saint Francois Mountains

    The beautiful backdrop to Sam A. Baker state park. Read More +
  • Trails

    Take a hike! Read More +
  • Sam A. Baker

    Elected Govenor of Missouri in 1924 Read More +
  • The Lodge

    An historic building, built in the 1930 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. Read More +
  • Shut-Ins

    The Shut-Ins area at Sam A. Baker State Park is the best swimming hole in the park. It is a accessible by an easy 1.25 mile hiking trail. It is worth the walk. Read More +
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  • The Lodge Restaurant Come visit us 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
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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 13 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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