St. Joe State Park

Park Information

Purchase ORV Permits online by clicking here.
ORV permits sold online are for same-day use only. Riders must purchase their ORV permit before arriving to the park. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. After purchasing an online permit for the specific park and vehicle type you select, you will receive a confirmation email that includes your receipt and permit. Simply present the permit, in paper or electronic form, at the window upon arrival at the park. Please be sure and read all of the information included on your confirmation letter and permit prior to arrival and bring along the appropriate riding gear. Riders must carry the permit with them at all times when operating the ORV vehicle.
While parks and historic sites are open for day-use, capacity will be monitored closely in order to prevent overcrowding. If nearing capacity, parking lots may close temporarily. Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here. A full list of temporary closures 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

Park Grounds:

Temporary hours through April 30
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 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, 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

Monsanto Lake Beach hours

Season:  May 21 through Sept. 8
7 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily

Pim Lake Beach hours

Season:  May 21 through Sept. 8
7 a.m. - 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