Gateway Arch National Park

National Parks in Missouri

Missouri is part of the Midwest region of the United States and is the 21th-largest by land area and the 19th-most populous. The Mississippi River makes up the eastern boundary of the state, and the Ozarks are to the south.

National Parks in Missouri

There is one National Park located in Missouri. The Gateway Arch was designated a National Park in 2018.

Gateway Arch National Park

Gateway Arch National Park

Best Months: September, October, May & June
Hours: 5:00am -11:00pm year round
Entrance Fee: $3 to enter per person; $12-$15 tickets to top

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To the south, the closest out-of-state National Park is Hot Springs, Arkansas. To the east, it is Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.

Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park

Best Months: September, March, April & November
Hours: Trails open 24/7
Entrance Fee: Free

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park

Best Months: October, September, August & June
Hours: Park open 24/7, but cave tours are from 8am to 5pm
Entrance Fee: Free to enter park. Cave tours $6-$66

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National Park Sites in Missouri

In addition to the one National Park in MO, there are also 5 other official National Park Service sites located in the state.

NameDesignationLocation
George Washington Carver National MonumentNational Monument64840
Harry S Truman National Historic SiteNational Historic Site64050
Gateway Arch National ParkNational Park63102
Ozark National Scenic RiverwaysNational Scenic Riverways63965
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic SiteNational Historic Site63123
Wilson’s Creek National BattlefieldNational Battlefield65738

State Parks of Missouri

As of 2022, there are 58 official state parks located within Missouri.

The most popular state parks in the state are the Ozark Mountain park as well as the Bennett Spring park in Lebanon.

Babler State Park
Sam A. Baker State Park
Bennett Spring State Park
Big Lake State Park
Big Oak Tree State Park
Big Sugar Creek State Park
Bryant Creek State Park
Castlewood State Park
Crowder State Park
Cuivre River State Park
Current River State Park
Don Robinson State Park
Echo Bluff State Park
Elephant Rocks State Park
Eleven Point State Park
Finger Lakes State Park
Graham Cave State Park
Grand Gulf State Park
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Harry S Truman State Park
Hawn State Park
Jay Nixon State Park
Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park
Jones-Confluence Point State Park
Katy Trail State Park
Knob Noster State Park
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Lake Wappapello State Park
Lewis and Clark State Park
Long Branch State Park
Mark Twain State Park
Meramec State Park
Montauk State Park
Morris State Park
Onondaga Cave State Park
Ozark Mountain State Park
Pershing State Park
Pomme de Terre State Park
Prairie State Park
Roaring River State Park
Robertsville State Park
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Rock Island Trail State Park
Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry
Route 66 State Park
St. Francois State Park
St. Joe State Park
Stockton State Park
Table Rock State Park
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
Thousand Hills State Park
Trail of Tears State Park
Van Meter State Park
Wakonda State Park
Wallace State Park
Washington State Park
Watkins Woolen Mill State Park
Weston Bend State Park