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Shelter 1

at Meramec State Park

rock picnic shelter

To reserve this shelter, visit our reservation page, or contact the park to check for availability by calling 573-468-6072.

Shelter Amenities
  • 13 picnic tables
  • Electricity
  • Two fireplaces
  • Grill
  • Water spigot
  • Length x width: 75' x 37'
  • Maximum occupancy: 100

For more information about the park's picnic areas, click here.

Park Hours


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Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, 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: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Jan. 2, 2023; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

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

Educational Cave Tours:

  • Available April 25 through Oct. 15

Regular Cave Tours:

  • May 20-21: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • May 27-29 (Memorial Day Weekend): 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • June-August: Cave tours will be offered seven days a week at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 2-4 (Labor Day Weekend): 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 9-10: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Closed to regular cave tours Sept. 11-May 15

Tours can be reserved online on our reservation website or by visiting the park. For more information, contact the park at 573-468-6072.

Park Office hours

  • April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • November through March
    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Visitor Center hours

April through October (on-season)
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily 

November through March (off-season)