Meramec State Park

Park Information

As of Friday, July 10, the Meramec State Park office and visitor center are open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. The office and visitor center are open 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday to allow for extra disinfection of the facilities.
As of Monday, July 20, Fisher Cave will remain closed this season as part of the precautionary measures to protect staff and visitors from COVID-19. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.

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 hand-held 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

Fisher Cave will 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

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