Rockwoods Reservation

About this Area

For more information call
(636) 441-4554
Total Acres
1880.8

It's hard to believe you could find a place like Rockwoods Reservation in busy west St. Louis County. But it's a sample of the Ozarks right in the middle of the suburbs. The area harbors a rich diversity of plant and animal life as well as springs, caves, and rock formations. Cool, moist, north facing ravines and lush creek bottoms contrast with the nearby arid, rocky ridge tops, and south slopes. The terrain is reminiscent of the Ozark hills and many plants and animals found in hill country are also found here. Rockwoods reservation features about 13 miles of foot trails of varying length and difficulty. These convey hikers by caves, along Hamleton Creek which flows during wet weather, scenic overlooks, and a giant historic lime kiln.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
    • Designated Camping Sites,
    • Special Use Permit Required
  • Trails
    • Biking,
    • Hiking
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • MDC OfficeMDC Office
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • Picnic Area (Disabled Accessible)Picnic Area (Disabled Accessible)
  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area
  • PrivyPrivy
  • Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)Hiking Trail (Disabled Accessible)
  • Hiking TrailHiking Trail
  • Hike / Bike TrailHike / Bike Trail
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Open sunrise to one-half hour after sunset daily.
Building Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Holidays
Truman Day
05/08/2021
Closed
Washington's Birthday
02/15/2021
Closed
New Years Day
01/01/2021
Closed
Thanksgiving Day
11/26/2020
Closed
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
01/18/2021
Closed
Memorial Day
05/31/2021
Closed
Lincoln Day
02/12/2021
Closed
Labor Day
09/06/2021
Closed
Independence Day
07/04/2021
Closed
Columbus Day
10/12/2020
Closed
Christmas Day
12/25/2020
Closed
Directions
In Wildwood from Highway 100, take Highway 109 south for 2 miles, then Woods Avenue west 50 yards, and Glencoe Road north to Rockwoods.
Area Regulations

Rockwoods Reservation

Wooden footbridge at Rockwoods Reservation
Rockwoods Reservation

Rockwoods Reservation

Hills at Rockwoods Reservation
Rockwoods Reservation

Rockwoods Reservation

Woods at Rockwoods Reservation
Rockwoods Reservation

Rockwoods Reservation

pale blue flowers at Rockwoods Reservation
Rockwoods Reservation
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