St. Francois State Park

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St. Francois State Park
Map showing the location of St. Francois State Park
Map showing the location of St. Francois State Park
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of St. Francois State Park
Map showing the location of St. Francois State Park
St. Francois State Park (the United States)
LocationSt. Francois, Missouri, United States
Coordinates37°58′37″N 90°31′06″W / 37.97694°N 90.51833°W / 37.97694; -90.51833Coordinates: 37°58′37″N 90°31′06″W / 37.97694°N 90.51833°W / 37.97694; -90.51833[1]
Area2,734.97 acres (11.0680 km2)[2]
Elevation771 ft (235 m)[1]
Established1964[3]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteSt. Francois State Park

St. Francois State Park is a public recreation area occupying 2,735 acres (1,107 ha) of land five miles (8.0 km) north of Bonne Terre in St. Francois County, Missouri. The state park features a campground, trails for hiking and horseback riding, and fishing on the Big River. The 49-acre (20 ha) Coonville Creek Natural Area, made up of Coonville Creek and its narrow valley, is found within the park's boundaries.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saint Francois State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "St. Francois State Park: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "St. Francois State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  5. ^ "Coonville Creek Natural Area". Missouri Department of Conservation. Retrieved April 18, 2018.

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