McKelvey Trail Project
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.
Construction has started on the expansion of the McKelvey Trail! This project, funded by Great Rivers Greenway in partnership with St. Louis County and the City of Maryland Heights, will provide 1.9 miles of new trail to connect Creve Coeur Park to the McKelvey Woods Trail at Fee Fee Creek. The first phase of the McKelvey Woods trail, completed in 2013, started at the Maryland Heights Aqua-port site and ended near Fee Fee Creek.
Construction is anticipated to be completed in 2018.
For more information, click here.
Creve Coeur Water Trail
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 (http://mdc.mo.gov/your-property/problem-plants-and-animals/invasive-animals/asian-carp-control)
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.
Park Hours: 8 a.m. to one half hour past official sunset,
except when reservations are issued.