Knob Noster 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.

Knob Noster State Park is a tranquil retreat of open oak woodland with a few patches of prairie along both sides of the meandering Clearfork Creek. It’s a place for fishermen to wet a line, for mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders to get some trail time, and for families to spend quality time together. The park also features an oxbow slough, which has been officially designated as Pin Oak Slough Natural Area. 

Park Hours

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

Park Grounds
Sunrise - sunset, daily, year-round

Nature Center hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

As of Monday, March 8, 2021, the park office and visitor center foyer will reopen. Modified office hours and visitor center hours will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. While in the visitor center or office, staff, visitors and volunteers are required to wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth, per the Johnson County public health order. Visitors who do not comply with the county’s order may be refused service. A maximum occupancy of three people will be allowed.

Regular Hours

April through October (on-season)

  • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., daily

November through March (off-season)

  • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Park Office hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

As of Monday, March 8, 2021, the park office and visitor center foyer will reopen. Modified office hours and visitor center hours will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. While in the visitor center or office, staff, visitors and volunteers are required to wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth, per the Johnson County public health order. Visitors who do not comply with the county’s order may be refused service. A maximum occupancy of three people will be allowed.

Temporary Hours of Operation

10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday

Regular Hours

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

Picnic Area - Clearfork hours

7:30 a.m. - sunset, daily, year-round

Pack-in Campsites hours

April through October (on-season)

  • Open and reservable through the park office

November through March (off-season)

  • Closed