Parks COVID-19 Message

Status of St. Louis County Parks as of July 18, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. is the following:

Parks: Open

Trails: Open

Park Restrooms: Open

Campgrounds: Open

Sport Courts: Open

Playgrounds: Closed

Spraygrounds: Closed

Trail Exercise Stations: Closed

Drinking Fountains: Closed

Picnic Shelters and Sites: Open at reduced capacity. Online reservations are not available. Call us at (314) 615-4FUN to reserve.

Special Events: Allowed if DPH approves the event plan. Check with your event organizer.

Day Camps: check the updated Activity Guide

Programs: Started with modifications -- check the updated Activity Guide

Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex: Open

Recreation Centers: Open

Museums: Open

Pools: Open (Kennedy Recreation Complex pool is closed due to mechanical issues. Timeline for reopening is TBD).

As programs and facilities re-open, social distancing is still required and capacities are likely to be reduced per Department of Public Health Re-Opening Guidelines.

Sioux Passage Park

17930 Old Jamestown Road

Park Hours
8 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset

General Information / History
The park land was purchased in 1965 with Bond Issue money. Sioux Passage was dedicated on October 29, 1967.
The shelter and barbeque pit were constructed in July 1988 with 1986 bond issue funds.

The confluence of the Missouri River and Mill Creek was a favored campsite for Indians of the late woodland and Mississippian periods. The area provided the needs of the early inhabitants. It featured good hunting and fishing, a source of flint for the manufacture of tools and weapons and an easily accessible spring provided all-important drinking water. It is possible that Indians of the Middle Woodland period inhabited the area as early as 100 A.D. The Sioux Passage Park Archaeological Site, listed in the National Register in 1974, is located in the park.

Click here for more history on Sioux Passage Park

Features & Amenities
 + 2 Playgrounds
 + Trails
 + Horseback Riding Trails

Permitted only on designated trails with open riding allowed along the river. Horse trailer parking area is the gravel lot. No horse rentals are available. 
 + Tennis Courts
 + Fishing
 + Basketball

 + Cross Country Course
 + 2 Disc Golf Courses
 + Year-Round Restroom (Lenz Shelter)
 + Fishing
Available along the Missouri River in accordance with Missouri Wildlife Code
+ Boat Ramp
Missouri Department of Conservation’s boat ramp is accessible by driving through the park

 + Winter Outdoor Sports
Sioux Passage is a designated Winter Sports area with snowmobiling, sled riding and cross-country skiing permitted
 + Camp Sites
5 sites available for primitive camping only, no electric. Water is available nearby at the restroom on site for campers. Each site has 3 picnic tables, 1 bbq pit, and a fire ring for campfires. No RV camping allowed, only tent camping. Bring your own firewood. Restroom on site to be used for inclement weather emergencies.
 + 3 Reservable Shelters
Black Buffalo
Epstein Shelter
Lenz Shelter

INVASIVE SPECIES ALERT: The river(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.

View Park Events

Park Postings:

(As of 8/6/20 10:00 a.m.)

The Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool is closed due to mechanical issues.

The 5 mile loop at Cliff Cave is closed due to flooding. The 1 mile loop is still open.

The Bottomland Trail at Blake C Snyder Park is closed.