Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial 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.

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

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

  • COVID-19 Temporary Hours
    As of Thursday, April 1, 2021, the visitor center at Dr. Edmund A. Babler State Park will open on Saturdays and Sundays through April. Operating hours will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and then from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A maximum of 20 visitors will be allowed in the visitor center at one time. Face coverings will be required in accordance with St. Louis County Department of Health order.
  • April through October
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
  • November and March
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday only 
  • December through February
    Closed