Open: Open all year Number of Sites: 45 Number of Sites with Electric: 26
The 4,953-acre park preserves some of the finest areas for viewing Missouri's wide variety of natural wonders. The 2,880-acre Whispering Pine Wild Area offers excellent opportunities to backpack, bird watch or study nature. Covered with pine, oak and flowering dogwood trees, the area is home to a diverse set of plants, animals and birds. Pickle Creek, because of its high quality and pristine nature, has been designated as a state natural area. It is also one of the few places in the state where visitors can see such a wide variety of rock types exposed at the surface.
Enjoy a quiet lunch at one of the many picnic tables that dot the sandy, pine-needle-covered forest floor. Hike along some of the most scenic backcountry trails in Missouri. Hawn State Park is the perfect setting for visitors eager to explore the unspoiled natural beauty of the Show-Me-State.
Hawn State Park offers basic and electric campsites. On-season (April through October) services include reservable sites, a dump station, showers, water and laundry. The campground is open March through November (closed December through February). Campsites 1-9 are reservable March through November. Reservations for sites 10-19 and 22-39 are accepted for stays during the on-season.
Organized youth groups can reserve the park's special-use camping area. It includes one area for camping. There is a water spigot and fire ring in this area. This camping area can accommodate groups of up to 50 people. The cost is $2 per person per night.
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