Fireside Store and Grill

at Meramec State Park

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, fishing tackle and line, and fishing and hunting permits. 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, BBQ 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

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

Fisher Cave will open for school group tours from April 15 to Oct. 15. Educational group tours must be scheduled in advance by calling 573-468-6072.

May 15-31
Open to the general public on weekends; tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

June 1-Aug. 31
Tours available daily at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Sept. 1-15
Open to the general public on weekends; tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
(Labor Day Weekend tours will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

Park Office hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    Nov. 1 through Dec. 14 and March 16-31
    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., daily
    Dec. 15 through March 15
    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday through Monday

Visitor Center hours

  • Temporary Hours for the Remainder of March 2017
    Closed, Monday through Thursday
    8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday
  • Temporary Hours for April 2017
    Closed (open if staff are available), Monday through Thursday
    9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday
  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through October

    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    November through March

    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday through Sunday
    Closed Monday through Wednesday