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Playground

at St. Joe State Park

A playground is located in the Pim Day-Use Area.

toddlers playing on playground equipment with slides and monkey bars

Park Hours

Coordinates

37.809017, -90.507150

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: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Park Grounds:

  • April through September (On-Season)
    7 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily
  • October through March (Off-Season)
    7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Gates to day-use areas, which include the off-road vehicle riding area, lakes and Pim day-use area, open and close at these times. Trailheads, including paved bicycle/walking trails and equestrian trails, close at sunset.

ORV Staging Area hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through September 

    7 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily 
    ORV sales stop at 6 p.m.
    Permits must be purchased two hours prior to riding area closure. 
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    October through March

    7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily 
    ORV sales stop at 3 p.m. 
    Permits must be purchased two hours prior to riding area closure. 

Park Office hours

Year-round:

7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Closed Saturdays and Sundays

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and site buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Monsanto Lake Beach hours

Season: May 24 through Sept. 2
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pim Lake Beach hours

Season: May 24 through Sept. 2
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

ORV Contact Station hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through September

    7 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily 
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    October through March

    7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays