follow url Edmund Babler was a St. Louis surgeon who was known to care for the needy. His brother and sister-in-law named the land and park after him after he died in the late 30s. The buildings and bridges around the park were quarried from the area. The park is also notable for its 13 miles of walking trails, its fascinating view of nature, and other activities that are taken part such as horseback riding; also has 3 large picnic shelters along with 200 picnic areas. Of the 73 campsites found here, 43 of them have electricity.
click here The park, whose full name is Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, advertises itself: ‘You can have it both ways: camp all night under the stars, and still be miles from downtown St. Louis!’.