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St. Joe State Park

Park Information

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 system. The sand flats, hills, and 2,000 acres set aside for off-road vehicle use make the park the premiere off-road vehicle area. The park also features four lakes, with two swimming beaches, an equestrian trail, a hiking and bicycling trail, and picnic sites, as well as two campgrounds capable of accommodating campers with ORV or horse trailers.

Park Hours

Park Grounds:

  • 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 Beach hours

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Pim Beach hours

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

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 mostateparks.com.