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 5/22/19 11:00 a.m.)


The trail at Ft. Bellefontaine that runs parallel to Coldwater Creek is closed due to a washout. 


Lower Buder, Simpson, and Unger Parks are closed due to flooding.


There is water over spots of the loop trail at Creve Coeur Park.


The Sylvan Springs tennis courts are closed for repairs.


Portions of the Chubb Trail are under water due to flooding.


Lemay Park is closed due to flooding.


Sioux Passage boat ramp and campgrounds are closed due to flooding.


The 5 mile and 1/2 mile loop trails at Cliff Cave Park are closed due to flooding.


Widman Park is closed due to flooding.


George Winter Park is closed due to flooding.


Lower Meramec Trail is closed due to flooding.


 

The Grant's Spur along Grant's Trail was severely damaged during periods of heavy rain. For safety reasons, this short trail has been closed.


Ohlendorf Park restroom will out of service until further notice. Portable toilets and hand washing stations remain onsite for public use.



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George Winter Amenities