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Robertsville State Park

Park Information

The Meramec River and Calvey Creek bound Roberstville State Park, creating unlimited outdoor opportunities. Boat launches and easy water access make fishing and boating along the peaceful Meramec easy. The park's landscape includes scenic bluffs along the river, and a patchwork of hardwood forests, rich river bottomlands, and clearings that date to when the park was a working farm in the early 1900s. Waterfowl lovers love Robertsville for the diversity of birds that use the park’s waters, and families love Robertsville’s quiet campgrounds and picnic areas.

Park Hours

Park Grounds

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through October
    7 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season) 
    November through March 
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m, daily

Park gates open and close at these times.

 

Boat Launch hours

On Season: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Off Season: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Park Office hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through October
    Nnoon - 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    Closed
  • Please note there will be times when the office is temporarily closed while staff are working on the grounds.  The office telephone is monitored for messages during office hours.
Sometime between 1936 and 1938, the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution published “The Old Tavern; Book of Recipes,” which contained more than 700 recipes from DAR members and the J. Huston Tavern at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. The recipes offered a unique glimpse into our food culture during the early years of the 20th century. On page 36 is a recipe for buttermilk biscuits: “Add to ½ sifter of flour, 1 scant tsp. soda, ¼ tsp salt, 2 level tsp. baking powder. Sift into mixing bowl. Cut in with fork 2 heaping tbsp. lard, 1pt. buttermilk. Turn onto floured board, knead to soft dough, Roll 3/8 inch thick. Bake in greased pan in hot oven. 30 biscuits.” You can try the recipe itself or enjoy the fine food served today at the J. Huston Tavern, the oldest continually operating restaurant west of the Mississippi. For more information, visit http://www.mostateparks.com/park/arrow-rock-state-historic-site.