Parks COVID-19 Message
 

Status of St. Louis County Parks as of May 27, 8:00 a.m. is the following:

All St. Louis County parks and trails are open.

Most loop trails have been converted to “one-way” trails. All other trails remain two directional.

Park restrooms, indoor facilities, sports courts, shelters, campsites, exercise stations, playgrounds and the Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex are closed.

All rentals (regardless of size) are canceled through at least Sunday, June 14.

Park Rangers are continuing their duties as normal.

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.

Click here for more history on George Winter Park


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 6/3/20 1:00 p.m.)


The south boat ramp at George Winter Park is closed due to flooding.


The 55 side of Lower Meramec Trail is closed due to flooding.


Portions of the River Trail at Simpson Park are closed due to flooding.


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


The Sioux Passage boat ramp is closed indefinitely.


Reservable Site Photo Galleries



George Winter Amenities