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Long Branch State Park

Park Information

Looking for a place to get a watersports fix? Long Branch State Park’s three boat ramps provide access to sprawling and picturesque Long Branch Lake. For more fun on the water, fishing is popular, and the marina store, swimming beach and day-use area next to the beach are a favorite for families. In addition, the park's modern campground is a perfect place for overnight stays. The park preserves some of the last savanna and prairie remnants in the Chariton River Hills. Trails through Chariton River Hills Natural Area provide a good way for hikers to see colorful prairie wildflowers and a variety of birds, including red-headed woodpeckers, brown thrashers and indigo buntings. 

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.


On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Park Grounds

Sunrise to 10 p.m., daily, year-round

Marina hours

Marina

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

8 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays

7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and holidays

Marina Store

Memorial Day through Labor Day 

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily 

Park Office hours

Year-round:

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and park buildings will be closed: Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 24, 2023; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Beach hours

Season: May 24 through Sept. 2
Sunrise to sunset