St. Joe 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 roar of engines breaks the stillness of the Old Lead Belt at St. Joe State Park, one of two off-road vehicle parks in the state park system. The many trails set aside for off-road vehicle use make the park the premiere off-road vehicle area. The park also features four lakes, two swimming beaches, equestrian trails, a hiking and bicycling trail, a water trail, and picnic sites, as well as two campgrounds capable of accommodating campers with ORV or horse trailers.

Park Hours

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

Park Grounds:

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through September

    7 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    October through March

    7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Gates to day-use areas, which include the off-road vehicle (ORV) riding area, lakes and Pim day-use area, open and close at these times. Trailheads, including paved bicycle/walking trails and equestrian trails, close at sunset.

ORV Staging Area hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through September
    7 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    October through March

    7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Gates to day-use areas, which would include the off-road vehicle (ORV) riding area, close at these times.

Park Office hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through September
    7 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily 
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    October through March
    7 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily
    Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Monsanto Lake Beach hours

Season: May 28 through Sept. 6
7 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily

Pim Lake Beach hours

Season: May 28 through Sept. 6
7 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily

Concession Stand hours

May 5 - Sept. 30

10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays

October

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays