Bee Tree

2701 Finestown Road
Saint Louis, MO 63129
199 acres
(click here for directions to the park)



The land that is now Bee Tree County Park was previously owned by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company founder, Eugene Nims, who built the mansion in 1929 and used it as a weekend retreat.

The property was purchased by St. Louis County in April 1986 with funds donated by the Open Space Foundation and matching Federal funds. Lindell Gordon and R. Walston Chubb were instrumental in raising the Open Space funds. Bee Tree features a memorial garden and fountain dedicated to Mr. Gordon, and an overlook dedicated to Mr. Chubb.



Park Hours: 8 a.m. to one half hour past official sunset, 
except when reservations are issued.


View Park Events

Park Closings:

(as of 8/17/17 11:25 am)

The 5-mile loop trail at Cliff Cave Park is now open, but please be cautious of standing water

Creve Coeur back loop playground water feature is shut down for the season. 


Riverside trail at Simpson is open, however there is a 50 ft. section at the eastern most end that had to be re-routed and the footing is sand and dirt. Also, users should be cautious of sand smears across trail after rain events.

Unger Park is open to the shelter parking lot, but the trail is closed beyond the riverside parking lot

Sherman Beach and Al Foster trails are passable but have areas with sand and debris on them

* The Bottomland Trail along Grant's Trail was severely damaged during periods of heavy rain. For safety reasons, this short trail has been closed. Plans are being developed to relocate the trail away from Gravois Creek.

* The east side of Cliff Cave Road including the field, River Bluff trail and Spring Valley trail are closed at Cliff Cave Park for Construction.

 







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