Visitor Center

at Sam A. Baker State Park

exterior of the nature center buildingAccessible Symbol

interpretive programs/nature center symbol

 

The nature center and visitor center are housed in a unique historic building that was constructed as a stable in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Visitors can enjoy a variety of “hands-on” exhibits that feature park wildlife, plants, geology and natural processes. Live snakes, a 150-gallon native fishes aquarium and insect collections are just a few of the favorite exhibits. A detailed 3D model of the park provides directions and orientation to trails and other park facilities.

Hours

April through October (on-season)

  • April 1 through Memorial Day
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Tuesday after Memorial Day through Labor Day
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily
  • Tuesday after Labor Day through Oct. 31
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

November through March (off-season)

  • Closed

Coordinates

37.257450, -90.504067

Park Hours

Park Grounds

7 a.m. - 10 p.m., daily, year-round

Park Office hours

8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday as staff are available, year-round

Visitor Center hours

April through October (on-season)

  • April 1 through Memorial Day
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Tuesday after Memorial Day through Labor Day
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily
  • Tuesday after Labor Day through Oct. 31
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Monday and Tuesday

November through March (off-season)

  • Closed