Hawn State Park

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Hawn State Park
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Map showing the location of Hawn State Park
Map showing the location of Hawn State Park
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Hawn State Park
Map showing the location of Hawn State Park
Hawn State Park (the United States)
LocationSte. Genevieve, Missouri, United States
Coordinates37°49′18″N 90°14′10″W / 37.82167°N 90.23611°W / 37.82167; -90.23611Coordinates: 37°49′18″N 90°14′10″W / 37.82167°N 90.23611°W / 37.82167; -90.23611[1]
Area4,955.66 acres (20.0548 km2)[2]
Elevation801 ft (244 m)[1]
Established1955[3]
Named forHelen Coffer Hawn
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteHawn State Park

Hawn State Park is a public recreation area located 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.[4] The state park's nearly 5,000 acres (2,000 ha) include three state-designated natural areas: Pickle Creek, LaMotte Sandstone Barrens, and Botkins Pine Woods. Orchid Valley is also considered part of Hawn State Park, but is not connected to the rest of the park and is not open to the public.[5]

History[edit]

The park's first 1500 acres were willed to the state in 1952 by the school teacher for whom the park is named, Helen Coffer Hawn. She acquired twelve parcels for purposes of creating a park beginning in 1932.[6]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers camping, fishing, picnicking, and hiking on three named trails: Whispering Pines, White Oak, and Pickle Creek.[4] The trail system intersects the River aux Vases and its tributary Pickle Creek.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hawn State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Hawn State Park: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Hawn State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "Hawn State Park: Natural History". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Hawn State Park: History". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  7. ^ Henry, Steve (2003). 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis. Birmingham, Ala.: Menasha Ridge Press. pp. 94–98.

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