Special-Use Area

at Knob Noster State Park

two tents set up in a grassy fieldSpecial-use camping areas are for use by non-profit organizations. These areas are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Organized youth groups (Scouts, 4-H, church, etc.) have priority. To ensure that a camping site is available for your group's use, call 660-563-2463 or visit the park office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The fee for use of the area is $2 per person, per night. Tax is added to the fee unless a tax-exempt certificate is provided. Only four vehicles are allowed per site.

Map of Special-Use Camping Area

Park Hours


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Park Hours

Park Grounds
Sunrise to dusk, daily, year-round

Nature Center hours

April through October (on-season)

  • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., daily

November through March (off-season)

  • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday


Park Office hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round

Picnic Area - Clearfork hours

7:30 a.m. to sunset, daily

Pack-in Campsites hours

April through October (on-season)

  • Open and reservable through the park office

November through March (off-season)

  • Closed