Sam A. Baker State Park Campground

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Sam A. Baker State Park Campground is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Patterson, MO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.9 miles 2650 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

rocky

The cool waters of the St. Francois River and Big Creek frame a wooded setting with trails that range from easy to challenging. Ancient mountains, towering trees, and fresh air are hallmarks of the park. Rustic cabins, a campground, a separate campground for equestrians, and a lodge with good countr

1 month ago

I lived here for awhile and loved this trail. My kids really enjoyed the nature.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

Excellent trails, enough length to enjoy. Great park facilities. Backpack shelters. Great location, many other hikes in area.

hiking
2 years ago

Civilized park with trails that felt less civilized (good). Elevation shifts were unexpected, as I did not do my homework! Really enjoyed the meandering trail through the autumn leaves as well as the goat-track switchbacks that led to the river. The shelters are nicely kept, and on a chilly day, it was a nice surprise to stumble upon a small fire smoldering in the hearth. I will return to complete the other trails at this park!

hiking
3 years ago

Very nice State Park located in SE MO. State park facilities are well kept and park is very clean. There are many hiking trails with primitive camping shelters along the trail. Numerous spring fed waterfalls are located throughout the park and along the hiking trails. The main attraction is a water fall/pool located at the edge of the park with access from a the mudlick trail. Park also has equestrian trails, separate from the hiking and biking trails.