Due to its close proximity to St. Louis, St. Francois State Park is popular and crowded during the summer months. Many of the electric sites are reservable with a two day minimum stay. Only 63 of the 110 sites have electricity. Water is available in the campground but not at the individual sites and there is a dump station in the campground. There is a playground for the children and a hiking trail begins and ends at the east end of the campground. The Big River which forms the southern boundary of the park offers fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish. A park naturalist offers nature walks, slide shows, movies and demonstrations on a variety of naturalist activities. Many of the programs are held in the park's outdoor amphitheater located near the campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a work in progress. I would check back in 5 years, around 2018. First off the entry road is very narrow, one lane only, windy and drop offs on both sides. The sites are gravel with a downward slope so leveling is very difficult on some sites and would be almost impossible on others. It rained several days before we arrives and so our tires sunk into the mud as we entered the sites. Then exit road from the pull through sites is very tight plus the road has deep gulleys. We will need to back out of the site to avoid all the ruts in the road. There are no amenities, shower house or bathroom. Also there are no staff on site. We had to schedule an appointment to pay our bill. The view from our front window is the highway. We would not recommend this campground . We camped here in a Motorhome.