Hawn State Park RV & Campground Guide


Bird-watchers, geology buffs, and nature lovers in general are drawn to Hawn State Park. The park began with 1,400 acres that Helen Coffer Hawn willed to the state of Missouri. Considered a jewel in the Missouri park system, Hawn State Park has grown to over 4,900 acres with 16 miles of hiking trails. It's located between Sainte Genevieve, Missouri's oldest town, and Farmington. The weather in the Ozarks stays relatively moderate year-round, so it is a great escape from the 100-degree summer days and icy winter nights in Missouri and the surrounding states.

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Spring 62-80 F
Summer 68-82 F
Fall 36-51 F
Winter 35-45 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Hawn State Park

An RV is the perfect way to get away from it all and rejuvenate in the serenity of Hawn State Park's natural beauty. If you don't want the long-term commitment of owning an RV, a rental RV from RVshare is a stress-free way to get out and explore the area.

Hawn State Park Campground

For the most immersive experience, you can stay at the Hawn State Park Campground. The campground is open year-round, with showers and water available from April 1 through October 31. During the offseason, you can get potable water behind campsite 41 at a frost-free spigot. Amenities at this wheelchair-accessible campground include an amphitheater, playground, laundry facilities, and trailhead access. Electric campsites start at $19 during the offseason and $23 during the regular season. Premium electric sites with 50-amp electrical service start at $21 during the offseason and $25 in-season.

Arcadia Valley RV Park

The welcoming hosts at Arcadia Valley RV Park focus on personal service with a homey feeling. The campground is located just off Highway 21 in Ironton, MO. Nightly rates start at $32. They offer 30- and 50-amp electric hookups as well as water hookups. A grocery store and two restaurants are within walking distance. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and garbage and the use of the hotel's ice and vending machines.

Perryville Campground

The Perryville Campground is great for families who want entertainment when they're done tromping through the woods. It's located in Perryville, Missouri. In addition to various family activities offered throughout the year, campers can enjoy a pool, playground, and jump pad. Their laundry room and free Wi-Fi are also essential for families. Plus, you can often catch live music performances at one of their two pavilions. They offer both back-in and pull-through RV sites with full hookups that start at $44.26 per night.

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What to Do at
Hawn State Park

Inside Hawn State Park

Hiking is the primary activity within Hawn State Park. Officially, 145 species of birds have been spotted within the park, earning it the designation of Important Bird Area with the National Audubon Society. Much of the park is in the Whispering Pines Wild Area, and the abundant hiking trails offer views of a diverse array of plants and animals. Geologists also enjoy examining granite outcrops, banded crystalline rock, and exposed rock where the stream cuts through sandstone.

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How to Get to
Hawn State Park

If you're traveling on I-55, take exit 154 toward Sainte Genevieve. You will then turn left onto MO-144 E. If you'll be traveling on U.S. 67, turn onto MO-32 E. Then, turn right onto MO-144 E.

Entering Hawn State Park

During the summer season, March 15 through November 14, the park is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. During the winter season, November 15 through March 14, the park is open from 7:30 a.m. to sunset. Overnight guests must be through the gates before they close.

Hawn State Park Day-use Fee : $0.0

The perfect way to experience the glory of nature at Hawn State Park is with an RV from RVshare. The site would love to hear all about your adventure, so be sure to tag RVshare on social media and send trip photos and memories to [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions About Hawn State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Hawn State Park?

Hawn State Park is a magnificent Missouri park to visit all year long, but many visitors find autumn the best time to hike the trails and take in the surrounding hills bursting in fall's uniform of orange, yellow, and red.

What is the climate of Hawn State Park?

Located about 14 miles north of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, Hawn State Park has a typical Midwestern climate. Summers are muggy and hot with highs that can reach into the 90s and cold winters with temperatures ranging from 35-55 degrees Fahrenheit.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Hawn State Park?

Nature is on full display in one of Missouri's most splendid parks. Take a hike on the Whispering Pines Trail, and you might see deer, squirrels, skinks, and perhaps an elusive bobcat. Black bears are also becoming more common.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Hawn State Park?

Hawn State Park has RV sites with electric hookups, including premium electric sites that offer 50-amp electrical service. This state park is a top-rated camping destination, so book in advance to secure a spot.

Is Hawn State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

The park has a wheelchair-accessible campground. Other accessible features within the park include trailhead access and a playground. The park also makes every reasonable effort to provide auxiliary aids, equipment, and services for the visually or hearing impaired.