River Stop Store

at Meramec State Park

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Located next to the Meramec River boat ramp, the River Stop Store is the place to sign up for floating in the summer. While you're signing up for your canoe, kayak or raft, you can stock up on snacks, soda, beer and ice. Pick up some water shoes, inner tubes, inflatables, sunglasses and squirt guns.

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

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Jan. 2, 2023; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

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

Educational Cave Tours:

  • Available April 25 through Oct. 15

Regular Cave Tours:

  • May 20-21: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • May 27-29 (Memorial Day Weekend): 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • June-August: Cave tours will be offered seven days a week at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 2-4 (Labor Day Weekend): 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 9-10: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Closed to regular cave tours Sept. 11-May 15

Tours can be reserved online on our reservation website or or can be purchased on demand at the Fisher Cave building, located near the cave entrance. For more information, contact the park at 573-468-6072.

Park Office hours

  • April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • November through March
    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Visitor Center hours

April through October (on-season)
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily 

November through March (off-season)