Accessibility Information

at Pershing State Park

Accessible SymbolThis symbol indicates that the specified area is fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).

Accessible SymbolBirding

Visitors of all abilities can enjoy birding along Boardwalk Trail. This trail has manageable surfaces, trail information and signage, rest areas, and many other ADA considerations.

To find additional locations that are accessible, visit Birdability to view their accessible birding trails maps.

Park Office 

The park office is located at the south end of the park. Parking around the office is level adjacent to the entrance. 

Accessible Symbol Boardwalk Trail 

The boardwalk's parking area provides one handicap space and is mostly level to the bridge nearby. The bridge crosses Locust Creek and is planked with some gaps as wide as 2 inches. The boardwalk, located across the bridge, is 4 feet wide and constructed to be accessible with benches at intervals for resting. This 1.5-mile long trail is wonderfully interpreted.

Accessible SymbolCampground

One partly shady basic pull-through site and one mostly sunny electric site are accessible. Each site provides an extended-end table, lantern post and fire ring. Accessible water hydrants are conveniently located nearby, and the dump station has been modified for accessibility.


The centrally located showerhouse offers mostly level, paved parking. Inside are side-transfer toilets and accessible lavatories. Two roomy showers offer grab bars, and one has a lower showerhead with a seat. The faucet handles are somewhat rounded, which may cause difficulty for some users.

The laundry has an accessible table and top-operating machines. Plenty of maneuvering room is provided.

Outside, an accessible information kiosk provides information and a shady place to sit.

The amphitheater is located near the showerhouse but access is across natural turf on an average slope of 4.8%.


Accessible SymbolEnclosed Shelter

The enclosed shelter has one paved, handicap parking space adjacent to a pathway leading to an accessible picnic site, a group grill and the entrance. Inside you'll find an accessible restroom with a side-transfer toilet and lever-handled faucets. The shelter provides electrical outlets, lights, a range, refrigerators and extended-end tables and is heated.

Open Shelter

The open shelter also has one handicap parking space. A paved pathway leads past an information kiosk to the shelter, which has electrical outlets, lights, tables and a group grill. One half of the shelter is screened in. This area also offers a water fountain, a playground and a vault toilet, all of which are accessible and connected to the open shelter by a patio.

Day-Use Area

The day-use area consists of individual picnic sites, a playground and a vault toilet. No modifications have been made at this time, and all access is across natural turf. 

Special-Use Area

This area is a primitive camp area with a paved parking lot. A vault toilet, water hydrant, picnic tables, pedestal grill and a fire ring are provided. All access is across natural turf and modifications have not been made.

Highway 130 Archery Area

This area is of natural turf and has had no modifications for accessibility at this time.

For more information, contact the park:

Pershing State Park
29277 Highway 130
Laclede, MO 64651-7124
1-800-379-2419 TDD

Last updated: April 2021