Metal Detecting Registration Form

Metal detecting activity is allowed on designated beaches in certain Missouri state parks, within the constraints shown below. This registration must be completed each calendar year.

Metal Detecting Locations and Hours

Metal detecting activities can ONLY take place on designated beaches in the following state parks and during the hours and seasons, as indicated:

Facility

Memorial Day to Labor Day

Labor Day to Memorial Day

Cuivre River State Park

7 – 9 AM

Daylight Hours

Finger Lakes State Park

7 – 9 AM

Daylight Hours

Lake of the Ozarks State Park

7 – 9 AM

Daylight Hours

Lake Wappapello State Park

7 – 9 AM

Daylight Hours

Long Branch State Park

7 – 9 AM

Daylight Hours

Pomme de Terre State Park

10 – Noon

Closed

Stockton State Park

7 – 9 AM

Daylight Hours

Trail of Tears State Park

7 – 9 AM

Daylight Hours

Harry S Truman State Park

7 – 9 AM

Closed

Mark Twain State Park 7 – 9 AM Closed

Wakonda State Park

7 – 9 AM

Closed

Watkins Mill SP

8 – 10 AM

Closed

Metal Detecting Rules

  • Metal detectors may be used to the shoreline and in the water adjacent to the specified beaches of the above named parks.
  • Any solid faced digging or probing tool cannot exceed 12” in overall length and 3” in width. Any sand digging or sifting scoop cannot exceed 12” in overall length and 6” in width. Suction dredges may not be used.
  • Plants may not be dislodged or have their roots disturbed.
  • Operator shall have this Proof of Registration email in his/her possession at all times while using a metal detector.
  • This registration and acknowledgement is non-transferable.
  • Contact the park superintendent if a historic, archaeological or item valued at $10 or more is found. 
  • The park superintendent shall have authority to evict an operator for failure to comply with these rules.
  • Registration must take place each calendar year and can be done at mostateparks.com.

Registration Information