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Weston Bend State Park

Park Information

Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Kansas City, Weston Bend State Park offers secluded picnic sites, sweeping views of the Missouri River from an overlook and from trails, and a scenic overlook accessible to persons with disabilities. A three-mile paved loop trail takes hikers and bikers through the woody terrain and the park also features a campground.

Park Hours

Park Gate

Park gates are opened and closed at the following times:

  • April 15 to Oct. 31
    7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily
  • Nov. 1 to April 14
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily

Day-Use Areas

7 a.m. to sunset, daily, year-round

Park Office hours

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round
  • The office is staffed periodically on weekends and evenings. Phone messages are checked regularly.
As temperatures rise in the spring, it’s important to “be bear aware”. The American black bear population is increasing in Missouri and you may be fortunate enough to see one in their natural setting. Spring is the time when black bears emerge from their dens in search of food following the deep sleep of winter’s hibernation. The bear will forage for fruits, nuts, berries and other foods in the early spring. Their feeding habits will increase as food becomes more plentiful. Please remember that it’s important not to approach any wildlife you may see in our parks. Visit http://mostateparks.com/page/58934/be-bear-aware for 10 ways to safely share Missouri State Parks with this majestic creature and be bear aware.