Knob Noster State Park

Park Information

Due to construction of the Spirit Trail, the following closures are currently in effect:

  • McAdoo Trail is closed to all users.
  • Backcountry campsites on McAdoo Trail are unavailable.
  • The special-use camping area is closed to campers.

Knob Noster State Park is a tranquil retreat of open oak woodland with a few patches of prairie along both sides of the meandering Clearfork Creek. It’s a place for fishermen to wet a line; for mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders to get some trail time; and for families to spend quality time together. The park also features an oxbow slough, which has been officially designated as Pin Oak Slough Natural Area. 

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.


On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Park Grounds

Sunrise to sunset, daily, year-round

Nature Center hours

April 15-October (on-season)

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

November-April 14 (off-season)

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Park Office hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Picnic Area - Clearfork hours

7:30 a.m. to sunset, daily, year-round

Pack-in Campsites hours

April 15-October (on-season)

  • Open and reservable through the park office

November-April 14 (off-season)

  • Closed