Cuivre River State Park

Park Information

Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. We ask our visitors to view our Park Hours to confirm operating hours. A full list of temporary closures can be found here. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here.

Looking for the Ozarks in northern Missouri? Cuivre River State Park is one of the state’s largest and most rugged parks!

Cuivre River State Park lends a wilder, Ozarkian flavor to the otherwise predominately agricultural landscape of northern Missouri. Although not far from St. Louis, the park is a nature lover’s paradise. It is an outdoor delight to stroll through the park in the spring when flowering dogwood is in bloom or in the fall when the trees are ablaze with autumn colors.

The park is perfect whether you want to enjoy an afternoon visit or spend a few days. Both primitive and modern campsites are available, and Lake Lincoln offers swimming, boating and fishing. The park’s wild and natural areas provide hiking, backpacking, photography and wildlife observation activities. There is also an equestrian trail with a campground for overnight stays.

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Day-use Areas
6 a.m. to sunset, daily, year-round

Beach hours

Beach closed for the season

Visitor Center hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

As of Friday, April 16, 2021, the visitor center at Cuivre River will resume operations and be open on weekdays through April Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from noon to 3:45 p.m. The visitor center will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
As of April 17, 2020, organized group camps are temporarily closed.

Visitor Center/Park Office Hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April 15 through Oct. 31
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • Nov. 1 through April 14
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
    Closed Saturday and Sunday