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, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

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

July-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. 4-6 (Labor Day Weekend): 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sept. 11-12: 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Closed for regular cave tours Sept. 16-May 14, but educational group tours will be available through Oct. 15.

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

Beginning July 1, the visitor center at Meramec will resume regular hours.

Regular Hours

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

November through March (off-season)

  • November
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday through Saturday

  • December through February

  • March
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday