Grand Gulf State Park

Activities

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.

Some people call Grand Gulf State Park the “Little Grand Canyon.” Some just call it “breathtaking.” The park is one of the natural wonders of the Ozarks, presenting the most spectacular collapsed cave system in the Ozarks. The "Grand Gulf" stretches for about three-quarters of a mile between 130-foot-high walls. Visitors can view the gulf from trails on top or from the floor where they can walk under the natural bridge, which spans 250 feet with a 75-foot-high opening. There is no official trail leading to the bottom, so visitors should use extreme caution when attempting to access the bottom. Interpretive signs detail the formation of the gulf.

Park Hours

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

Park Grounds

8 a.m. to dusk, daily
Park gates open and close at these times.

Park Office hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April through October
    Staff available by appointment only. The office telephone is monitored for messages between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., Wednesday through Sunday

Winter Hours (off-season)

  • November through March
    Staff available by appointment only. The office telephone is monitored for messages between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., Monday through Friday