Robertsville State Park

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Robertsville State Park

The Basics

Robertsville State Park
P.O. Box 186
Robertsville, MO 63072

Phone: (636) 257-3788

Directions: From St. Louis: Travel west on I-44 to Exit #247 (Union/Hwy 50 exit). Take the first right, onto Hwy AT/Historic Route 66. Continue past the Bourbeuse Valley Harley-Davidson dealership, and take the next right, onto Hwy O. Continue approx five mile down Hwy O, taking the first left after you cross the Meramec River.

About Robertsville

Once owned by Franklin County's largest land owner in the 1800s, Robertsville State Park's close proximity to the Meramec River is what attracts visitors today. Owning more than 3,000 acres along the river, Edward James Roberts and his family had an extensive farm here, especially with its rich, bottomland soils, and abundant hardwood forests. Because Roberts was the largest landowner in the area for many years, the community that developed in the area was eventually named Robertsville, hence the park's namesake too.

Today, the 1,225-acre park is bordered by the Meramec River and Calvey Creek, and creates many ideal attractions for waterfowl, including ducks and herons, plus many other species of birds. A mix of clearings from old farm fields and hardwood forests provides habitat for many native species of animals, including deer, turkey, foxes, coyotes, squirrels, rabbits, and many others. The forests are filled with many different species of oak and hickorys, while the bottomlands along the river and creek include giant sycamores shading cottonwood and maple trees.

The spring-fed Meramec River along the park's border is a popular destination for anglers and canoests alike. The cool waters offer a refreshing and relaxing float during the hot summer months. The park's boat launch area provides a large parking lot, with room for boat trailers as well, and also has many picnic sites too. Two pavilions are also available.

Twenty-seven campsites are also available to visitors wishing to spend the night, with some sites offering electricity. A modern restroom with hot showers is also avilable, plus laundry facilities, a sanitary dump station, and several water hydrants.

Currently, the park offers visitors one hiking trail, along the river bottoms, but future plans call for up to an additional six miles of trails.

Features & Facilities

Park Office | Pavilions | Picnic Area/Tables | Playground | Campground | Restrooms | Showers | Laundry | Dump Station | Boat Ramp

Activities Available

Camping | Hiking Trails | Fishing

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