Though the campground in Hawn State Park is more developed than most of the campgrounds in this book, with electricity and concrete parking pads at many sites, I included it for the natural beauty of the campground and the wild atmosphere of the nearly 5,000 acres contained in the park’s boundaries.
Located in the flat bottom of a steep-walled hollow, the campground is nestled in a meander of Pickle Creek. Hawn State Park is named for Helen Coffer Hawn, a teacher in nearby Ste. Genevieve, who in 1952 donated the park’s first 1,459 acres. Her namesake park is a wonderful place to spend a few days relaxing in nature’s splendor.
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