At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

It’s day 21 of our 40-day #GetOutAndGO project, featuring Babler Park near St. Louis, MO and a $100 gift card from Klymit.

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:

To celebrate Dr. Edmund Babler Memorial State Park, Klymit is giving away another $100 gift card! Enter to win here.

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.

Enter for the #GetOutAndGO Grand Prize!

Enter to win the #GetOutAndGO Grand Prize: a GO Camper from SylvanSport.

SylvanSport GO camper trailer at Goosenecks State Park in southern Utah.

The award winning SylvanSport GO is a one-of-a-kind, do everything camping trailer. The GO is lightweight, easy to manage and able to be towed by almost any vehicle. It is an all-in-one: utility trailer, toy hauler and camper that is designed and engineered for adventure. Enter to win here.


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  • Ryan Fliss

    Ryan Fliss

    Ryan leads Growth at The Dyrt. With over 10 years writing and digital community building experience, and even more experience in the outdoors, he is excited about The Dyrt's early trajectory. Ryan, like most people, is an onion (figuratively speaking), and finds byline bios reductive, though useful. He is writing this himself in the third person, and—to him—it feels strange.