Meramec State Park wants to invite the whole family to get out and do something. Folks have been floating the Meramec River for years and this continues to be a good way to enjoy the river. Whether you want to float on an inner tube or paddle down by canoe or kayak we have all the accessories that you will need. Meramec State Park trails are designated for hiking use only, except for the Wilderness Trail, which may also be used for overnight backpacking. Together, these six trails will lead you to glades laced with gorgeous wildflowers, lush forests carpeted with ferns, red and gold hillsides ablaze with fall color, and places of quiet solitude where the beauty of nature can permeate the soul. The Meramec River is one of the most diversified rivers in North America. More than half of the fish in Missouri are found in the Meramec River. All three of the black bass can be fished, along with catfish and panfish. A picnic area and playground are available for visitor use in the park. In addition, the park's four picnic shelters can be reserved by large groups in advance. If not reserved, the shelters are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to get outside and have fun. To get started feel free to follow the links below.