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at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Accessible SymbolThis symbol indicates that the specified area is fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).

Accessible SymbolVisitor Center

This picturesque building has two asphalt handicap parking spaces with a continuous concrete pathway to the entrance.

Ahead of you as you enter is a staffed information desk with a large observation window off to your right. Continuing around the room, you’ll find an auditorium for special programs. To the left of the information desk are accessible restrooms, a water fountain, and the entrance into the interpretive area. As you walk through the entrance of the interpretive area, you are instantly aware of being observed by a deer, which is part of a very realistic diorama. Also in this room, you'll find a hands-on area with microscopes, one being located on an accessible desktop, surrounded by interpretive displays.

Picnic Areas

  • Accessible SymbolAlta Shelter

    This wooded area has undergone modifications for complete accessibility. The mostly level asphalt parking provides two handicap spaces with a continuous concrete pathway accessing a drinking fountain, restroom, individual picnic site and the shelter.
    The shelter accommodates 130 people. The structure provides three fireplaces and two grills.

  • Walnut Grove Shelter
    This structure is located in a level area and a concrete pathway to the shelter. The structure provides a group grill and accommodates 56 people. The closest accessible restroom is at the visitor center or the Alta Shelter area.

  • Cochran Shelter
    This is also a heavy-timber 1930s CCC shelter. It accommodates 70 people and provides a water fountain. This area is situated on a hill and has not been modified for accessibility. The closest accessible restroom is at the visitor center.

  • Henry Babler Enclosed Shelter
    This area is a good example of the 1930s CCC architecture. It has heating and air conditioning and can be reserved throughout the year by groups for meetings or events.

  • Individual Picnicking
    Scattered throughout the park are pull-off areas for individual picnicking. Modifications are planned for several of these sites.

Accessible SymbolCampground Area

This spacious campground offers a choice of paved sites in a lightly wooded meadow or off in the woods. Four electric sites are accessible with extended-end tables and pedestal grills. Water hydrants on concrete pathways are strategically located near these sites.

The centrally located showerhouse is accessible by a concrete pathway from an asphalt parking lot with two handicap spaces.

The dump station has been modified to be accessible to most campers.

An accessible vault toilet with a paved pathway is available in the lower loop for off-season camping.

Special-Use Area

The special-use area is primitive and not modified for accessibility.

Accessible SymbolJacob L. Babler Outdoor Education Center

This amenity is a full-service, barrier-free resident camp containing paved pathways, cabins, a dining hall, a recreation hall and a swimming pool. The camp can accommodate 112 residents in an attractive area surrounded by scenic woodland. A public phone is located in the administration building.


Two miles of trail are paved; however, the trail contains slopes that may be prohibitive to some users.

For more information, contact the park:

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
800 Guy Park Drive
Wildwood, MO 63005
1-800-379-2419 TDD

Last updated: January 2017