DR. EDMUND A. BABLER MEMORIAL STATE PARK
A massive stone gateway greets visitors to Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, framing the broad avenue that leads up the hill to the large bronze statue of Dr. Edmund A. Babler, the park's namesake. Jacob L. Babler's love of nature and his desire to commemorate his brother, a prominent St. Louis surgeon, came together to create this unique gift to the people of Missouri.
Here, memories are created -- afternoons of softball or volleyball, or of cooking on an open grill. Thirteen miles of hiking trails ensure a variety of rewarding outdoor experiences. A visitor center with exhibits illustrates the wonders of the park's natural communities; classrooms and an auditorium are available for special programs.
The park also provides experiences for those with special needs at the Jacob L. Babler Outdoor Education Center, a barrier-free resident camp with cabins and recreation and dining halls.
You can have it both ways at Babler State Park -- spend a peaceful night camping under the stars, and still be only minutes from downtown St. Louis.
Two meeting rooms are available for rent at the park?s visitor center.
The Gallery has a capacity of 50 people and can be rented for $75 per day or $25 per hour. The room is equipped with tables and chairs.
The Owls Eye Theater is an auditorium with a capacity of 82 people with chairs only. Chairs cannot be moved around and must stay in the original theater-style setup. The auditorium includes 82 chairs, a podium, stage, large built in screen, two television sets with videocassette recorders (VCRs), and an audio/visual room. The rental fee is $100 per day or $25 per hour.
We strongly encourage each group leader to visit the park to see if it will adequately accommodate your group. If you have any questions, call (636) 458-3813.
Babler State Park Campground Information:
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park offers basic and electric campsites, group camping and special-use camping areas. Services available include reservable campsites, a dump station, showers and water.
For reservations, there is a required two-night minimum stay for weekends and major holidays from May 15 through Sept.