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Knob Noster State Park

Park Information

Knob Noster State Park is a tranquil idyllic oasis mixture of prairie, open woodland and forest along both sides of a meandering creek. It’s a place for fishermen to wet a line, for mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders to get some trail time, and for families to spend quality time together. It’s also a place for aviation enthusiasts to stay in the campground and watch the B-2 Spirit bombers take off and land at nearby Whiteman Air Force Base.

Park Hours

Park Grounds
8 a.m. to dusk, daily, year-round

Nature Center hours

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

Park Office hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round

Address

873 SE 10th
Knob Noster, MO 65336-2011

Phone numbers

  • Park Office: (660) 563-2463
  • Nature Center: (660) 563-2463
Name that Trail: This trail is designed especially for people with visual or physical disabilities and is designated as a National Recreation Trail. The trail passes by a quarry pond, which now supports a variety of animal life. A short spur off of the trail takes hikers to the top of the granite outcrop, where they can explore the maze of giant elephant rocks. A second spur brings you to a point overlooking an old quarry site, where Missouri red granite was quarried from the 1860s through the early 1900s. 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 mostateparks.com.