Creve Coeur

Sailboat Cove - 13725 Marine 63146
(click here for directions to the Sailboat Cove area of the park)
Upper Park - 13236 Streetcar Drive 63043

NEW! Creve Coeur Water Trail
Saint Louis County Department of Parks partnered with Great Rivers Greenway to bring you the Creve Coeur Water Trail. Whether by canoe, kayak or paddleboard we invite you to come on this 6 mile journey across the lake and up the creek. You will go back in time and discover the unique history of the park as well as the natural flora and fauna. Points of interest are located around the lake with interpretive information being available from the brochure or with a smart phone. Some of the points of interest can be reached via the trail system that encircles Creve Coeur Lake.

Learn to Row Clinics:

Hosted by Washington University
Interested in learning the sport of rowing?  Here’s your opportunity. Hosted by the athletes and coaches of Washington University, learn-to-row participants will receive a boathouse tour followed by an instructional session on an erg (land-based rowing machine). Once the technique of the rowing stroke is practiced, participants will progress to learning the terminology of the sport along with the components of the boat. The event will finish with dock rowing, and depending on class size, a short segment of rowing on the water.

What to Wear: 
Spandex workout clothing is best-suited for rowing; otherwise, we recommend tighter fitting shorts or workout pants, a non-cotton shirt and tennis shoes. Bring extra layers in case of cool weather. When rowing, there’s always the chance you’ll get wet.

May 14    10 a.m. - Noon and 1 - 3 p.m.
May 21    10 a.m. - Noon

WashU/SLRC Boathouse @ Creve Coeur Lake
13777 Marine Ave.
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Our rowing classes are offered at no charge but we ask that you register your attendance in advance 
Minimum age: 14
Register online at

For questions, please contact Maggie Boze

Hosted by St. Louis Rowing Club:
Have you been at Creve Coeur Lake and seen the sculls and sweep boats on the water? Interested in learning the sport of rowing? The rowers and coaches of the St. Louis Rowing Club are offering three learn to row classes. The class will start with an instructional session on an erg (rowing machine) followed by some dock rowing to familiarize you with being in the boat and what to do on the water. Finally, we will get on the water with experienced rowers to assist.

What to Wear: 
Sunscreen and tighter-fitting workout clothing. If not, please wear tighter-fitting shorts or working pant, a non-cotton shirt, tennis shoes, hat and sunglasses. Bring extra layers in case of cool weather. When rowing, there is always the chance you'll get wet.

June 4 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
June 12 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
July 17 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

WashU/SLRC Boathouse @ Creve Coeur Lake
13777 Marine Ave.
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

There is a nominal fee of $20 for this 2 1/2 hour session. Advance registration is required by emailing

Go Ape!
Go Ape Treetop Adventure
Creve Coeur Park
13219 Streetcar Drive, Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043

Zip, swing, and climb through the trees! Go Ape Creve Coeur, Missouri’s first and only treetop adventure course is just minutes from downtown St. Louis, and is a highly interactive 2-3 hour outdoor experience featuring zip lines, tarzan swings, and awesome obstacles at heights of 40-50 feet in the trees.


INVASIVE SPECIES ALERT: The lake(s) at this park are known to be infested with Asian Carp. These fish can top 50 pounds and can leap 10 feet into the air when startled by boaters, which can cause serious injuries to passengers in moving boats and tear up gear. For more information, please click here (
320-acre Lake - Non-gasoline boats permitted. Swimming is not allowed. Sand beach along north-east shore. "Dripping Springs" waterfall along south east shore. Wildlife area along south and west shore. Sailboat cove along north east shore includes parking lot and boat launching ramp. Lake is stocked by the Missouri Department of Conservation. MDC regulations apply.

Twelve non-reservable picnic sites each consist of a barbeque pit, approximately five picnic tables and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Creve Coeur After Hours
Creve Coeur Lake Rentals

Park Hours: 8 a.m. to one half hour past official sunset, 

except when reservations are issued.