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“Family camping and hiking”
Review of Hawn State Park

Hawn State Park
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Owner description: Hawn State Park is one of the loveliest parks in a system full of lovely parks. Clear, sand-bottomed streams, wild areas ripe with orchids and awe-inspiring views combine to make Hawn a place that Missourians treasure. Geology buffs love Pickle Creek for the number of exposed rock types. Hikers frequent the Whispering Pine Wild Area for its quiet trails with expansive views. Bird watchers flock to the park for its variety of birds. And there are plenty of quiet spaces for people to get away and enjoy the outdoors.
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

A gem we never knew about. We were looking for a place within an hour or so from home and found this park on the Missouri State Park website. What a marvelous campground! We took our two teenage sons and our dog for two nights and had a great stay. Pickle Creek trail was just moderate enough for is to get a decent hike in with our dog. His first trip! The campground is very well maintained with very clean facilities. There were a lot of other families around so the atmosphere was lively. We will definitely be back!

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

This park is very beautiful with great hiking trails. It also have a nice little creek that is perfect to let the kids play in. It has a small playground with some swings and pits to barbecue in.

Thank marhuck
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We camped at Hawn State Park June 19-22 2014. The Park is clean and quiet. The first small campground loop is great for us older folks that like our quiet. The 2nd campground loop is perfect for families with children with a playground in the middle of the loop. Paved sites with picnic tables, lamp post to hang a lantern or your trash bag at night and a large fire ring. Nice bath house. Campsites are shaded. There is a small stream that flows in the rear of the campground that provides a nice summer wading for kids and kids at heart. The campground host is friendly and helpful. Ice was $2.00 a bag and firewood $4.00 a bundle. Dogs are welcome which is nice at no additional fee. Lovely hiking trails to enjoy. This is one of our favorite Missouri State Park / Campgrounds. Site #41 has full service but is Handicapped only. Other sites have Electric only but can fill up your water before you park and a dump station is available for you. There are also primitive campsites available as well. We paid $21 a night for Electric only. There is a Reservation fee of $8.50 if you reserve online. Discounts are given for Disabled and Senior Citizens. I would recommend and hope to visit again. Enjoy!

1  Thank Full-Time R
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I thought I'd take my kids out for a short hike in the woods, got a map, directions, water, snacks, bug spray, compass, even a gps (Ha Ha). Made a wrong turn ended up on a much longer trail, got a little lost. GPS couldn't pick up a signal, the signs were a little confusing, and the map really didn't help to much. It was a nice park with a lot of little creatures and a few medium sized ones. After four hours of walking in the woods with the heat and bugs (ticks) the sun started setting and I had no idea where we were at. We got atop a nice hill and manged to get a bar of reception on the phone then we got the Park Ranger's assistance. I must say that the Park Ranger there was fantastic, I described the area where I was and he knew it and came on out to get us. He even brought water and snacks just in case we needed them. As he lead us out he told us about the local flora and fauna and pointed out creatures and interesting plants that we would have missed. Although we hiked much farther than we intended and we were worn out the trip was worth it all due to the Park Ranger. If you see one tell them thanks from Chris and his Kids.

3  Thank chemguycpf
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is a great park for hiking and camping with interesting trails and rocks. Shaded RV sites. The park is clean and well maintained. Friendly visitors met along the way made it a fun trip.

Thank moore1200
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