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Wallace State Park

Park Information

Less than an hour from Kansas City, Wallace State Park is an island of serenity. Visitors can fish or swim in the park’s six-acre lake or hike one of four scenic trails with benches along the way for relaxing. Picnic sites that are shaded by trees are scattered throughout and the family-oriented campground includes modern restrooms, hot showers and hot water.

Park Hours

Park Grounds (gated)

Summer Hours (on-season)
April 15 through Oct. 31

7 a.m. -  10 p.m., daily

Winter Hours (off-season)
Nov. 1 through April 14

7 a.m. - 8 p.m., daily

Day-Use Area:

7 a.m. to sunset, daily


Park Office hours

Staff are usually available in the park daily. The office telephone is monitored for messages during daytime hours.

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