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Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

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Address: 800 Guy Park Dr, Wildwood, MO 63005-6134
Phone Number: +1 636-458-3813
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Generations of Missourians have passed through Dr. Edmund A. Babler’s...

Generations of Missourians have passed through Dr. Edmund A. Babler’s Memorial State Park's massive stone gateway for cookouts and family get-togethers or to spend time with friends. The park’s camping facilities, Civilian Conservation Corps architecture, and hiking, bicycling and equestrian trails help all visitors find their place to get away from it all, just minutes from St. Louis.

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Full of interesting trails. Wonderful picnic venues. And quiet shade. Off the beaten path so it is rarely crowded and privacy is almost always assured. One of our favorite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Jim F
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St Louis, United States
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St Louis, United States
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Full of interesting trails. Wonderful picnic venues. And quiet shade. Off the beaten path so it is rarely crowded and privacy is almost always assured. One of our favorite Missouri state parks.

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Linn, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My family recently camped here for 3 nights over the holiday weekend. Even with it being a busy holiday weekend the campground was fairly quiet during the evening hours. The only time we dealt with the campground host was at check in but found them to be pleasant and friendly. We camped in space 2 which had a large grassy... More 

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Thank Wolfeaj
Wildwood, Missouri
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Just like all the other Missouri State Parks, this is a great place to get out into nature. All Missouri State Parks are very well kept. The campground is very neat and clean. The group camp area is very nice as well. I have taken several hikes with Scouts through this park, and there is always something new to see.

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Thank stlouismike2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Babler has a wide variety of trails, easy and difficult, short and long. Most connect to other trails so you can create your own loops. Most trails are in decent shape but you may find a few that have overgrown weeds. The paved trail has been in really bad shape for a long time. You really only can use the... More 

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Thank HikingT
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This campground is very clean and the pads are all concrete for the electric sites. The park offers 30 and 50 amp services. Sites are large and many sites have premium sewer/electric/water hood-ups. The restrooms and showers are clean. The park has trails and is close to many attractions. It is about 25 minutes from six flags.

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Thank Sandra H
Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I've hiked all the trails at Babler, except for the Equestrian trail. They have something for everyone. Shorter hikes & even a nicely paved trail as well. Great place if you don't have much time, since it's in close proximity to St. Louis & surrounding areas. This is my "go to" place for hiking when I don't have much time.... More 

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Thank Theresa G
Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Tent camped here and loved loved loved the campgrounds. The hosts were extremely nice and helpful, bathhouse was immaculate, sites very well taken care of. Very secure campgrounds if you are traveling alone. I'll definitely be back the next time I'm in Missouri.

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Thank ITravelOhio
Saint Peters, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Visited for a few hours to have lunch and enjoy the park with a 2 year old. Visitor center very gelpful. Nice playground at one of the trailheads with shade and picnic tables. Lots of day picnic areas. Easy access to hiking trails and paved walking trails. Plan to visit more often as I am live in the metro area.

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Thank RadioMo
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

My Scout Troop camped here on our way to West Virginia and it is a phenomenal campground. One of the better maintained campgrounds we have been to!

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Thank Leon B
Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We camped here for 4 nights while visiting the St. Louis area. The sites are nice with slabs and good electricity. The campground hosts are we're very old and grumpy and not pleasant. But we only dealt with them when checking in. We didn't do a lot at the park due to the heat.

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Thank Todd W

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