Montauk 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.

Retail, restaurant and lodging are fully operational and open seven days a week with social distancing and COVID-19 sanitation protocols in place. While masks are not required, they are recommended when social distancing is not possible. See https://montauklodge.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/MontaukLodge/ for more information.

Montauk State Park preserves a shady green retreat that offers visitors plenty of opportunities for fun, whether it is fishing, camping, hiking, picnicking or just relaxing with friends and family.

The park is located at the headwaters of the famed Current River. The park’s springs combine with tiny Pigeon Creek to supply more than 40 million gallons of water to the river each day. The cool spring water is perfect for rainbow trout and this makes the park popular with anglers.

Picnic areas and two picnic shelters provide the perfect place for a quiet lunch or a family reunion. Three trails provide hikers and bicyclists with an easy way to explore the park. Tours of the gristmill, built in 1896, give visitors a taste of the past and help them learn about the history of the Ozark region. 

For visitors wanting to spend the night, the park offers a variety of choices, including a modern campground, rental cabins and motel rooms. The modern dining lodge will satisfy any appetite.

Park Hours

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

Park Grounds:

  • 24 hours a day
  • Quiet Hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Late arrivals for lodging and camping should remain quiet during check in after 10 p.m.

Park Office hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • March through October
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday
    Closed Sunday and state holidays

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through February
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
    Closed Saturday and Sunday and state holidays