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St. Joe State Park
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ORV riders in St. Joe State Park
Location Park Hills, Missouri, United States
Area 8,242.98 acres (33.3582 km2)
Elevation 928 ft (283 m)
Designation Missouri state park
Established 1976
Administrator Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Website St. Joe State Park

St. Joe State Park is a public recreation area consisting of 8,243 acres (3,336 ha) on the south side of Park Hills, Missouri, along the flanks of the Saint Francois Mountains. The state park includes the Missouri Mines State Historic Site with its former St. Joe Minerals mill buildings and museum of geology and mining. The park features a 2,000-acre (810 ha) off-road vehicle (ORV) riding area located on the old mine tailings dumps, camping facilities, and trails for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding.

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