Thunderbird Lodge

at Washington State Park

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Purchase souvenirs, convenience items, ice and firewood at the park store inside Thunderbird Lodge. Lodging check-in and canoe rental are handled at Thunderbird Lodge. Visitors can reach concession staff at 636-586-2995. Thunderbird Lodge operates during the on-season (April through October), with limited hours in the off-season (November through March). Reservations and questions regarding concession operations (cabins, swimming pool and watercraft rentals) can be made by contacting concession staff at 636-586-2995 or visiting their website.

The cabins, store, swimming pool and watercraft rentals are operated by your concession hosts, Doyle and Dawn Kennon. Let the Kennons or a member of their staff make your visit to Washington State Park more enjoyable. For reservations or more information about the concession facilities, please call 636-586-2995 or visit their 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.

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

As of Thursday, April 1, concessionaire operations at Thunderbird Lodge will open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through mid-May, when hours will expand to seven days a week. Pool operations will open May 29. Lodging, float trips, watercraft rental and retail by Missouri Park Adventures will continue following all social-distancing guidelines. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order.See for more information.

Park Grounds:

  • 7 a.m. to sunset, year-round.
  • November through March
    The roads to Shelter #1/CCC Ridge, the swimming pool, cabins and the Big River Day-Use Area (including Shelter #2/Big River Day-Use Area Shelter) are closed to vehicles. They are open to foot traffic.

Interpretive Center hours

Sunrise to sunset, year-round

Park Office hours

April through October

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

November through March

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Closed Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and state holidays

Please note there may be times when the office is closed while staff are working in the park.