Fireside Store and Grill

at Meramec State Park

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Stop by the store for a large variety of goods, including bread, soda pop, beer, ice cream, milk, ice and snacks. For camping and fishing supplies, the store has tent stakes, sleeping bags, firewood, fold-out chairs, and fishing tackle and line. The souvenir section has been expanded with a larger selection of T-shirts, hats, blankets, candles, jewelry and many more unique items. There are also many new fun toys for kids. Because the Meramec River flows through the park, the store offers a variety of swim and float gear from snorkels and water shoes to squirt guns and inner tubes.

The grill is a quiet little area within the Fireside Store where you can stop in to have a quick bite or take it to go. The grill offers cheeseburgers, barbecue sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and more, with economical prices.

For additional information and hours, please call 573-468-6519, 888-Meramec(637-2632) or visit the concession website.

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.

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 21-22: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • May 28-30 (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. 3-5 (Labor Day Weekend): 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 10-11: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Closed to regular cave tours Sept 12-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

Temporary Hours Sept. 16, 2022, through Oct. 31, 2022
  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday
Regular Hours

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

November through March (off-season)