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at Cuivre River State Park

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

Accessible SymbolVisitor Center

Stop at the visitor center to see exhibits of fossils and natural features found in this area. The museum also showcases the history of the park and hands-on interpretive panels offer an interesting educational experience. Also inside, you'll find an information desk with friendly staff, a drinking fountain and accessible restrooms. Two handicap parking spaces are provided on a mostly level lot, near a ramp leading to the shady porch entrance.

Accessible SymbolStone Shelter Area

This beautiful historic shelter sits among oak and hickory trees and has extended-end tables to accommodate 50 people. The floor is concrete, which connects to a series of paved pathways leading to an accessible restroom and the mostly level parking lot. Four individual picnic sites are accessible in this area.

The playground is not accessible.

Accessible SymbolLakeside Shelter

This newer shelter has seating for 120 people and provides two group grills and extended-end tables. A pathway leads to an accessible water fountain and toilet and two paved parking spaces.

Accessible SymbolHilltop Shelter

This shelter can accommodate up to 50 people. A paved pathway leads from the parking lot to the shelter. The vault toilet in this area is not considered accessible.

Boat Launch

The boat launch has level parking with a two-lane concrete launch at an average slope of 12.6%. An accessible fishing dock is also available, which includes a lower adjacent parking lot with three handicap spaces provided. An accessible portable toilet can be found in the upper parking lot of the boat launch area.  

Accessible SymbolBeach Area

The beach is of fine sand and offers parking at the change house. Two large changing rooms and two side-transfer vault toilets are provided for your convenience. No water or showers are provided. A paved pathway offers a semi-shady place to sit and that goes down near the water of the lake. No shade is available on the beach.

Accessible SymbolCampground

At the entrance to the campground you'll find parking for the amphitheater, which has not been modified for accessibility. The campground is divided into two major loops. The south loop has electric and basic sites where you'll find one electric and two basic sites to be accessible. The north loop is sewer/electric/water sites and offers two accessible sites near an accessible toilet. All accessible sites provide a fire ring, lantern post and extended-end tables and have barrier-free water hydrants located nearby.

The showerhouse has a lavatory with lever handles, a side-transfer toilet and a roll-in shower for each gender.

The dump station is mostly barrier-free; but at this time has round faucet handles.

Special-Use Area

This area has not been modified for accessibility. Sites are basic with a gravel parking spot, fire ring, lantern post, picnic table and some with a covered preparation table. Sites are located above or below road level. The vault toilet is not accessible.

Accessible SymbolEquestrian Campground

This attractive camping area, for equestrian use only, has shady sites including one accessible site containing an extended-end table, a fire ring, a lantern post and electric. Nearby are a barrier-free water hydrant and an accessible vault toilet.

Group Camps

Camp Cuivre
  • The oldest of the three in this park, Camp Cuivre has not been modified for accessibility. The main parking lot is paved with half of it being level. The buildings have either gravel or paved pathways and all entrances have steps.
  • The dining hall is spacious inside, and has tables that accommodate wheelchairs.
  • The barracks have bunk beds and bathrooms with roll-in showers. There are no grab-bars and the lavatories have round handles. The barracks are on a high foundation and the pathway includes a short ramp in excess of a 10% slope.
  • This camp accommodates 150 people.
Camp Sherwood Forest
  • The second oldest of the group camps, Camp Sherwood Forest has gravel paths, narrow doors and steps into the entrances. The beautiful rock architecture found in these buildings is indicative of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Arrangements can be made at the park office to allow vehicular access to a cabin for people with disabilities. This camp is divided into four small "villages" connected through the woods by gravel road and pathways.
  • Each showerhouse has an accessible shower, a front-transfer toilet and lavatories with lever-handled faucets. Only the restrooms in the showerhouses are accessible.
  • The dining hall entrance may be a barrier for some users as there are steps and the porch allows less than 5 feet of clearance in front of the door. The interior is roomy with tables that should accommodate most users.
  • The recreation hall has a 3-inch step into the building.
  • This camp accommodates 190 people.
Camp Derricotte
  • The rustic Camp Derricotte is situated on a wooded ridgetop with a level, paved parking lot. The first building off the lot is the Administration Building, which has a ramp to the porch. Entry into the building is possible for all users. This building has no restroom.
  • The staff quarters and Director's Lodge are down excessive slopes and have narrow doorways and steps.
  • The dining hall is easily accessible by paved pathway from the parking lot. Portable ramps are available for the entrance door. Inside the spacious dining room are tables that can accommodate everyone. Outside, a breezy, peaceful sitting area under beautiful oak trees provides a place to relax.
  • Paths to the barracks range from slopes of 8% to nearly level with the entrances of five barracks being ground level. The interiors are spacious with bunk beds and shower rooms providing front-transfer toilets, wing-handled faucets and large showers. The one barrier is a 2-inch curb at the shower entrances.
  • This camp accommodates 180 people.

For more information, contact the park:

Cuivre River State Park
678 State Route 147
Troy, MO 63379
1-800-379-2419 TDD

Last updated: April 2023