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

July-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. 4-6 (Labor Day Weekend): 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sept. 11-12: 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Closed for regular cave tours Sept. 16-May 14, but educational group tours will be available through Oct. 15.

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

Beginning July 1, the visitor center at Meramec will resume regular hours.

Regular Hours

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

November through March (off-season)

  • November
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday through Saturday

  • December through February

  • March
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday