There’s something special about a grill full of good food, a cooler full of cold drinks, and a campsite full of friends and family. For generations, Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park has been host to these special moments.
Edmund Babler Memorial State Park, about 30 miles west of St. Louis, is a perfect family destination, featuring accessible campsites, picnic locations, walking trails, modern restrooms, and shower houses.
Parks like Edmund Babler make great locations to introduce friends and family to camping and are a great place to enjoy a weekend with loved ones.
Walk the trails, take a dip in the pool, and spend an evening under the stars at one of the camp sites.
And check out this video from my new favorite person. I literally subscribed to his YouTube channel because I was so entertained walking the trails of Babler with him.
He narrates his exploration of Babler in off-season, finds bored-out trees from woodpeckers’ pecks, and gets lost in a very light-hearted way:
Are you planning to visit St. Louis soon or already a resident? Check out Edmund Babler Memorial State Park next time you need an escape, and use these other great resources to help plan your visit.
Get Out And Explore Missouri!
Mark Twain National Forest and Mark Twain Lake are both about two hours outside of the city and provide ample outdoor opportunity. Swing by the Visit Missouri page for tips on visiting these destinations and all your trip planning needs.
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