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River Hills Visitor Center

at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Get a glimpse of a healthy Ozark border forest landscape and its wildlife inside the River Hills Visitor Center. A large diorama portrays native mammals, birds, reptiles and plants in spring and summer seasons. Take a closer look at some of the smaller features such as algae and leaf structure through the available microscopes. From the viewing area, you may use binoculars to observe and perhaps identify birds and other wildlife. To learn about the varied human history of the park, ask to see the 15-minute slide show that is available during visitor center hours.

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park maps and brochures, books and souvenir items, and restrooms are available at the River Hills Visitor Center. Contact the park office at 636-458-3813 for additional information. 

Hours

  • April through October
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
  • November and March
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday only 
  • December through February
    Closed

Coordinates

38.617367, -90.689959

Park Hours

Park Grounds: Entrance gates open and close at these times.

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    April through October

    7 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    November through March

    7 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily

Park Office hours

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily, year-round.

River Hills Visitor Center hours

  • April through October
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
  • November and March
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday only 
  • December through February
    Closed