Meramec 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.

Meramec State Park Concessions is now open for business. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order. See for more information.

The Meramec River flows by majestic bluffs, wooded areas and a dramatic cave entrance. More than 13 miles of hiking trails are available for exploring the park and visitors can swim, fish, raft and boat in the river. A modern campground, cabins and motel give visitors a choice to stay the night or even longer. Exhibits in the visitor center interpret the natural and cultural features of the park. No visit to the park would be complete without a tour of Fisher Cave with handheld lights.

Park Hours

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

Park Grounds

  • April through October
    7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily
  • November through March
    7 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily

The park gate opens and closes at these times.

Fisher Cave hours

July-August: Cave tours will be offered seven days a week at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sept. 4-6 (Labor Day Weekend): 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sept. 11-12: 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Closed for regular cave tours Sept. 16-May 14, but educational group tours will be available through Oct. 15.

Park Office hours

  • April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • November through March
    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Visitor Center hours

Beginning July 1, the visitor center at Meramec will resume regular hours.

Regular Hours

April through October (on-season)
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

November through March (off-season)

  • November
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday through Saturday

  • December through February

  • March
    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday