George Winter Park

401 Allen Road

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

General Information / History

Winter Park, named after George Winter, Sr., was created with a donation from Winter Brothers Material Company in 1969. It was dedicated as a St. Louis County Park on August 29, 1971. 

A boat ramp was constructed in 1978 partially with funds donated by the Concord Village Lions Club as a result of the cooperation between the Department and this civic organization. By 2003, the lake was silting up and could no longer be used for some water recreation events. Though two boat ramps now provide access to the lake and the Meramec River, due to siltation, one ramp is restricted to Jetski use only depending on the water level.

The lake is a beacon for recreational boating during the summer months. During times of high water, especially when the Mississippi backs up into the Meramec, large pleasure boats can go as far upstream on the Meramec as Castlewood State Park.

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Features & Amenities
 + Fishing
 + 2 Boat Ramps (Meramec River)
 + Trails
 + Reservable Shelter


Boat Launch Information
An Iron Ranger pay station has been installed, and a $5.00 per watercraft fee is now required
daily and year-round.

Iron Ranger

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 10/11/17 10:35 a.m.)

Beginning 10/16, entry to the Scenic Circle at Jefferson Barracks Park will be closed due to construction on the Cannon Gates. Work will last approximately one week

 The restrooms at Lemay Park are closed for repair. Port-a-potties are in place. Shelter reservations are still available

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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