Visitor Center

at Meramec State Park

At the visitor center, you will find park literature, exhibits and a slide show to obtain an overview of the park's natural, cultural and recreational resources. Many of the center's exhibits focus on the Meramec River, which contains the greatest variety of aquatic life in Missouri. These exhibits include a 3,500-gallon aquarium, a life-size riverbank diorama and a complete collection of the river's unique, rare and endangered mussels. 

Hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    November through March
    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday through Sunday
    Closed Monday through Wednesday

Coordinates

38.206690, -91.103022

Park Hours

Park Grounds

  • April through October
    7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily
  • November through March
    7 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily

The park gate opens and closes at these times.

Fisher Cave hours

Fisher Cave will open for school group tours from April 15 to Oct. 15. Educational group tours must be scheduled in advance by calling 573-468-6072.

May 15-31
Open to the general public on weekends; tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

June 1-Aug. 31
Tours available daily at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Sept. 1-15
Open to the general public on weekends; tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

 

 

Park Office hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    Nov. 1 through Dec. 14 and March 16-31
    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., daily
    Dec. 15 through March 15
    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday through Monday

Visitor Center hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    November through March
    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday through Sunday
    Closed Monday through Wednesday