Knob Noster State Park

Park Information

State park and historic site day-use areas, lodging, campgrounds, boat ramps and trails continue to operate under normal off-season hours. Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff, including the closure of visitor centers, nature centers, offices and museums. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here. A full list of temporary closures 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

Park Grounds
Sunrise - sunset, daily, year-round

Nature Center hours

Temporary Hours Oct. 8, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020

  • 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and Tuesday
  • 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday
  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 31
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday in November and December

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

Temporary Hours of Operation

10 am - noon & 1 pm - 3 pm, Monday - Friday

Regular Hours

8 a.m. - 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