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This Epic Park in Missouri Is The Perfect Place For A Weekend Adventure

It’s no secret that some of the best hiking trails in the Midwest can be found in the Missouri Ozarks, and Hawn State Park near Farmington is certainly near the top of that list!

Rolling hills of pine, massive oak trees, sandy bottom streams, sandstone canyons and cliffs all come together at Hawn State Park, to create one of the most scenic landscapes in Missouri. This amazing park offers visitors a scenic and peaceful setting where they can hike, camp, picnic, and enjoy the great outdoors.

Dreaming of a night under the stars? The campground at Hawn State Park is the perfect place for your next family camping trip! The campground lies beneath a beautiful canopy of lofty pines, and includes both basic and electric sites. There is also a special use camping area, which is perfect for scout or youth groups, and can accommodate groups up to fifty.

The best way to explore the park is on one of its three named hiking trails! The Whispering Pines Trail is one of the most popular in the entire Midwest. This 9.75 loop trail is a favorite for seasoned hikers, and offers breathtaking views! There is also the White Oaks Trail, and the Pickle Creek Trail, that combine for 5.8 miles, and are perfect for those looking for a shorter hike.

Hawn State Park is located at 12096 Park Drive Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670-8121 For more information visit:


  1. I have heard good things about these trails. Ur pictures look great. I need to visit.

  2. Oh wow! Southern Missouri seems to have all the best parks. I need to plan a trip in that direction.

  3. I hiked that trail once, its possibly the best trsil i have been to. It has a good mixture of rock outcroppings and scenic views. Some advice: pack a hammock you wont regret it.

  4. I need to plan a trip to this area and spend a week or two hiking and camping, thanks for sharing looks cool!

  5. Heather, you where talking about a girls weekend, how does this look?

  6. Yes I love this, perfect idea!

  7. Pick a date and let me know!

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