Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Park Information

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park will be completely closed to the public Nov. 5-6 and Dec. 3-4, 2022, due to managed deer hunts at the park.

Generations of Missourians have passed through Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park's massive stone gateway for cookouts and family get-togethers or to spend time with friends. The park’s camping facilities, Civilian Conservation Corps architecture, and hiking, bicycling and equestrian trails help all visitors find their place to get away from it all, just minutes from St. Louis.

Park Hours

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

Park Grounds: Entrance gates open and close at these times.

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through October

    7 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    November through March

    7 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily

Park Office hours

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round.

River Hills Visitor Center hours

Temporary Hours
  • November 2022 through March 16, 2023
    Closed
  • March 17, 2023, through April 2023
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday
  • May through October 2023
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
Regular Hours
  • April through October 
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday 
    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

  • November and March 
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday only

  • December through February 
    Closed