Radio Controlled Flying Field

at St. Joe State Park

Come to St. Joe State Park if you are a model airplane enthusiast. A large area with a grass runway, maintained by a local organization, is set aside for operating radio controlled airplanes. A vault toilet and picnic tables are available at this area and users may gain access by checking in at the park office.

a man controlling a radio-controlled air plane

Park Hours

Coordinates

37.774767, -90.495750

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Park Grounds:

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through September

    7 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    October through March

    7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Gates to day-use areas, which include the off-road vehicle (ORV) riding area, lakes and Pim day-use area, open and close at these times. Trailheads, including paved bicycle/walking trails and equestrian trails, close at sunset.

ORV Staging Area hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through September 

    7 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily 
    ORV sales stop at 6 p.m.
    Permits must be purchased two hours prior to riding area closure. 
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    October through March

    7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily 
    ORV sales stop at 3 p.m. 
    Permits must be purchased two hours prior to riding area closure. 
    ORV permits valid for day of purchased permit.

Park Office hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through September

    7 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily 
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    October through March

    7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
    Closed Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day 

Monsanto Lake Beach hours

Beach closed for the season

Pim Lake Beach hours

Beach closed for the season

ORV Contact Station hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through September

    7 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily 
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    October through March

    7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays