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.

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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 12/14/18 7:00 a.m.)

All recreation complexes and historic sites will be closed on December 24th and 25th.


Unger Park roads are open to the Riverside Trail Parking lot, however, the Riverside Trail remains closed beyond this parking lot.


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 be off-line for the remainder of the season.  Portable toilets and hand washing stations remain onsite for public use.