Short Name: Edmund Babler Memorial State Park
Address 1: 800 Guy Park Drive
Open: Open all year
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 73
Camp URL: http://mostateparks.com/babler.htm
Full Hook: Yes
A massive stone gateway greets visitors to Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, framing the broad avenue that leads up the hill to the large bronze statue of Dr. Edmund A. Babler, the park’s namesake. Jacob L. Babler’s love of nature and his desire to commemorate his brother, a prominent St. Louis surgeon, came together to create this unique gift to the people of Missouri.
Here, memories are created — afternoons of softball or volleyball or cooking on an open grill. Thirteen miles of hiking trails ensure a variety of rewarding outdoor experiences. A visitor center with exhibits illustrates the wonders of the park’s natural communities; classrooms and an auditorium are available for special programs.
The park also provides experiences for those with special needs at the Jacob L. Babler Outdoor Education Center, a barrier-free resident camp with swimming pool (exclusive to outdoor education center users), cabins and recreation and dining halls.
You can have it both ways at Babler State Park — spend a peaceful night camping under the stars, and still be only minutes from downtown St. Louis.
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park offers basic and electric campsites, group camping and special-use camping areas. On-season (April through October) services include reservable campsites, a dump station, showers and water.
Reservations are accepted for stays year-round. For reservations, there is a required two-night minimum stay for weekends.