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.
New Park Closure/Cancellation System Alerts Citizens About Park Closures The new and improved Rainout Line gives citizens accessible, accurate, and up-to-date information about the status of park trails, Off-Leash Dog Areas, programs, boat ramps and more! Now citizens can sign up to receive text messages and email alerts about park closures. Guests may also call our new Rainout Line number to get park updates, download the mobile app on their phones or tablets to get status alerts, or view the info on our website app - featured above.
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.
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 The Special Use Permit named in the policy has been superseded by the Special Authorization Form.
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.