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.

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)