Parks & Recreation

The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department offers unique parks, diverse facilities and a broad range of programs and special events for all ages to enjoy. In addition to features that enhance the region's historical and natural environmental heritage. A number of amenities are available for use by groups, families, and individuals at each of the St. Charles County parks. Included in this are picnic shelters, camping facilities, and indoor lodges that can host weddings, family functions, and business conferences.
Update 7/21/15: Indian Camp Creek Park has reopened this morning. Yesterday the park, located on Dietrich Rd near Hwy 61, was closed as a safety precaution due to water leaking through a privately-owned dam on Dietrich Road (a couple miles away from the park). Currently, DNR has drained water out of the lake below the leak in the dam and pumping operations will continue until permanent repairs are completed.

As of 7/6/15, Hideaway Harbor Park and Bangert Island remain closed due to river flooding.

View additional road closures due to flooding in the area
Register Online
Our online access is back and better than ever! Now you can check the availability of or reserve a park facility, enroll in an activity, make a lodge reservation payment, view upcoming reservation or activities, and much more - all from the comfort of your home or anywhere you have Internet access! Just click on the button below.
Register Online Button
Photography Policy and Special Authorization Form
Learn about the department's Professional Photography Policy (PDF). Professional photographers seeking to take portraits, group photos, or conducting a photography project for a profit shall make a request using a Special
Authorization Form
 (PDF) through the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department. The Special Use Permit named in the policy has been superseded by the Special Authorization Form.

Weather Closures
To preserve our facilities from damage due to inclement weather, we are occasionally forced to close our natural trails and the off-leash dog areas. To learn the status before you visit the parks, call the Parks and Recreation Department's cancellation/closure hotline at 636-949-7475.