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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 9, 2022 – Registered campers at St. Francois State Park are invited to partake in some Halloween fun Saturday, Oct. 22.

A list of scheduled activities follows:

  • 5-6 p.m.: Costume Contest. The costume contest photo booth will be located at the amphitheater, just behind the shower house. Stop by to have your picture entered into this family-friendly contest. There will be winners in five categories: (3 years and younger, 4-7 years old, 8-12 years old, 13 years old and older and best group costume). Prizes will be delivered to the winners’ campsites.
  • 6:30-8 p.m.: Trick-or-treating. Registered campers and their guests can trick-or-treat in the park campground. Participating campsites will be given a Halloween placard to post at the time of registration. Campers are responsible for providing candy for the trick-or-treaters.
  • 8 p.m.: Best Decorated Campsite award presented. Registered campers may participate in a Halloween-themed campsite decorating contest. Campsites will be judged during the trick-or-treating. Awards for best decorated sites will be presented at 8 p.m.

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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