Route 66 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.

Travel through history on The Mother Road at Route 66 State Park. Route 66 captured Americans’ imagination and exposed millions of citizens to small towns across the country. Sample a slice of that at Route 66 State Park’s visitor center, which has displays showcasing the road. The visitor center is the former Bridgehead Inn, a 1935 roadhouse that sat on the original Route 66. The park’s location, close to metro St. Louis, provides visitors with a quick getaway to nature. More than 40 types of birds have been identified in the park, and picnic sites and trails are sprinkled throughout the park.

Park Hours

Park Grounds
7 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset, daily, year-round
Gates open and close at these times.

Boat Launch hours

7 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset, daily, year-round
Gates open and close at these times.

Park Office hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (off-season)

  • November
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily
  • December through February
    Closed
  • March
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Closed Easter and Thanksgiving days

Visitor Center hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Beginning on Saturday, April 10, 2021, the visitor center will reopen for weekends only (Saturday and Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Starting Sunday, May 2, 2021, the visitor center will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Regular Hours

Summer Hours (on-season)

  • April through October
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (off-season)

  • November
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily
  • December through February
    Closed
  • March
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily

Closed Easter and Thanksgiving days