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Montauk State Park

Park Information

Wet a line at one of the Midwest’s premier trout-fishing destinations at Montauk State Park. Located an easy ride from St. Louis, the park’s waters are stocked each night from an on-site hatchery. Want more than day of fishing? Stay overnight at the park’s motel, campground or cabins. Want to do something other than fish? Montauk State Park’s hiking trails will take you in and around the scenic Pigeon Creek basin.

Park Hours

Park Grounds:

  • 24 hours a day
  • Quiet Hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Late arrivals for lodging and camping should remain quiet during check in after 10 p.m.

Park Office hours

  • Summer Hours (On-Season)
    March 1 through Oct. 31 - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday
  • Winter Hours (Off-Season)
    Nov. 1 through Feb. 28 - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
    (with the exception of state holidays)

Address

345 County Road 6670
Salem, MO 65560-9025

Phone numbers

  • Park Office: (573) 548-2201
  • Lodging: (573) 548-2434
  • Store/Dining: (573) 548-2434
  • Nature Center: (573) 548-2225
Sometime between 1936 and 1938, the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution published “The Old Tavern; Book of Recipes,” which contained more than 700 recipes from DAR members and the J. Huston Tavern at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. The recipes offered a unique glimpse into our food culture during the early years of the 20th century. On page 36 is a recipe for buttermilk biscuits: “Add to ½ sifter of flour, 1 scant tsp. soda, ¼ tsp salt, 2 level tsp. baking powder. Sift into mixing bowl. Cut in with fork 2 heaping tbsp. lard, 1pt. buttermilk. Turn onto floured board, knead to soft dough, Roll 3/8 inch thick. Bake in greased pan in hot oven. 30 biscuits.” You can try the recipe itself or enjoy the fine food served today at the J. Huston Tavern, the oldest continually operating restaurant west of the Mississippi. For more information, visit http://www.mostateparks.com/park/arrow-rock-state-historic-site.