St. Joe State Park
St. Joe State Park is located just south of the city of Park Hills. St. Joe Park is the largest ATV Park in Missouri. It consists of over 8,200 acres with 2,000 acres set aside for off road vehicles (ORV). The Park features two campgrounds capable of accommodating campers with ORV’s and horses, hiking/bicycling trails, equestrian trails, picnic sites, and lakes for swimming and fishing. Visitors can explore several thousand acres of woodlands or spend their time relaxing in the great outdoors. There are approximately 15 miles of wooded
trails for horses, mountain bicyclist and hikers. Some of the trails are aggressive while others are tamer. Please click here for more info.
St. Francois State Park
Just as outlaws sought refuge from the law during the Civil War, visitors today seek refuge from everyday life in the beauty of the Pike Run Hills at St. Francois State Park.
Three hiking trails, one allowing equestrians, wind through the forested hills and glades of Coonville Creek Wild Area. A park naturalist offers nature walks, slide show, audio/video presentations and demonstrations, many of which are held in the parks outdoor amphitheater, to inform visitors on a variety of nature topics. Mooner’s Hollow Trail, which leads to Coonville Creek Natural Area, highlighted by the clear waters of Coonville Creek, which was used to make moonshine. The Big River, which forms the southern boundary of the park. Is a slow moving Ozark stream, which is ideal for beginner canoeists? Fishermen enjoy casting their lines in the river for bass, catfish, and pan fish. The park includes many shadowed picnic sites and overnight guest can choose from more than 100 campsites, both basic and eclectic. The campground features modern restrooms, hot showers and laundry facilities and dumping stations.