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Cuivre River State Park

Park Information

Cuivre River State Park is a bit of the Ozarks outside of the Ozarks – a nature lovers paradise just a short drive from St. Louis that is vibrant with colors three seasons of the year. The park’s renowned trails take visitors through prairies and forests of oaks and hickories. The park’s three natural areas feature sinkhole ponds and woodlands that would be more at home in southern Missouri. The park has hiking and equestrian trails, modern campsites, group camps, picnic areas and a lake so everyone can enjoy one of Missouri’s most rugged and beautiful jewels.

Park Hours

Day-use Areas
6 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily (The beach closes at 8 p.m.)

Beach hours


Visitor Center hours

Visitor Center/Park Office Hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April 15 through Oct. 31
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday
    11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun.

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • Nov. 1 through the third Friday in November
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
  • Third Saturday in November through the third Sunday in March
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
    closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Third Monday in March through April 14
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
Name that Trail: This 2.25 mile trail is designated for hikers and mountain bikers. It winds its way through woods and old fields and along small intermittent streams. Maples and sycamore trees grace the banks of Little Bonne Femme Creek, which is crossed twice. At the eastern crossing, a 100-foot bridge provides a dry crossing. The western crossing lacks a bridge a may require minor wadding. Don’t know the answer? Get your copy of Trails of Missouri State Parks and read more about this and other exciting trails in Missouri state parks and historic sites at