Pershing State Park

Park Information

Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. We ask our visitors to view our Park Hours to confirm operating hours. A full list of temporary closures can be found here. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here.

Wander through a slice of pre-settlement landscape at Pershing State Park. The park includes a boardwalk and hiking trail that winds through a wet prairie near a meandering stream with oxbow sloughs and cutoffs, and into a bottomland forest. The park’s wetlands attract a variety of birds and waterfowl as well as scores of other wildlife species. Locust Creek and four small lakes give anglers a chance to try their skills and a shady campground with electric and basic campsites makes the park an ideal overnight location.

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Campground, Picnic Areas and Trails:
Sunrise to sunset, daily, year-round.

Park Office hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

As of Friday, April 16, the park office is temporarily closed. Signage is posted with staff contact information for questions while at the park.

Staff are usually available in the park Monday through Friday. The office telephone is monitored for messages between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round.