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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 15, 2022 – Enjoy the spirit of Halloween and the fun of fall at St. Francois State Park starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. 

All activities are free and open to the public. The day’s events are:

  • 10 a.m. – Halloween Story Time. Join the park naturalist at the amphitheater to listen to stories from Halloween-themed books. Then record your Halloween memories in your own book.
  • 2 p.m. – Handprint Creatures. Meet the park naturalist at the campground playground to create your own spooky or festive animal art using your own handprint!
  • 6:30-8 p.m. – Trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treating will be open to the general public and will take place in the park campground. Visitors are asked to refrain from driving through the campground during trick-or-treat hours.

Participating campsites will be given a Halloween placard to post. Campers are responsible for providing  candy for trick-or-treaters. Campers are welcome to decorate their campsites.

St. Francois State Park is located at 8920 U.S. Highway 67N in Bonne Terre.. For more information, call 573-358-2173. To reserve a campsite, visit

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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