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.

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

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

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Missouri State Parks continues to monitor the ecological impact of COVID-19 in cave ecosystems. Caves contain various sensitive and protected species; the possibility of spreading COVID-19 viruses into such environs is still under review. At this time, a date for cave tour operations has not been determined. We hope to be able to provide an update to this in April.

Regular Hours

Fisher Cave is open for school group tours from April 15 to Oct. 15. Educational group tours must be scheduled in advance by calling 573-468-6072.

May 15-31
Open to the general public on weekends; tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
(Memorial Day Weekend tours will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

June 1-Aug. 31
Tours available daily at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Sept. 1-15
Open to the general public on weekends; tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
(Labor Day Weekend tours will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

Sept. 16-May 14
Closed to the general public.

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

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

As of Friday, April 2, 2021, the visitor center at Meramec State Park will reopen. The visitor center will be open to the public Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April. There will be a maximum of 20 visitors in the visitor center at any time. Face coverings and social distancing are encouraged.

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
    Closed

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