Maramec Spring, 5th Largest spring in Missouir.
Maramec Spring, 5th Largest spring in Missouir.


Maramec Spring Park is one of the most beautiful spots to be found in Missouri. The Park contains the fifth largest spring in the state. An average of 100 million gallons of water flows from the Spring daily. Maramec Spring Park contains 1,860 acres of forest and fields. The 200 acre public use area of the Park provides many amenities and activities for visitors such as a cafe, store, camping, wildlife viewing, fish feeding, picnicking, shelters, playgrounds and fishing. The Meramec River, a clear calm Ozark stream, flows through the park providing excellent fishing. Maramec Spring Park is privately owned and operated by The James Foundation. The James Foundation is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Missouri.

Whether its learning about the the Park’s deep history, fishing for trout, camping, or exploring the spring, Maramec Spring Park has something for everyone to enjoy.

In 1826, settlers arrived at Maramec Spring to start the first successful Ironworks west of the Mississippi River. Remains of the ironworks tell us the deep history this Park holds.


Fishing at the Park is a relaxing and enjoyable experience. The beautiful spring-fed river is stocked with trout. Everything you need to fish can be found at our store, including fishing licenses.


Did you know you can camp at Maramec Springs?! We have basic and electric campsites along the Meramec river. It is a beautiful and relaxing area, with shower houses and more!

Events at Maramec Springs

Throughout the year, we host a variety of events, such as Old Iron Works Days and Free Fishing Days for Veterans, and more! See our Event Calendar for information.

Entrance Fees

Entry: $5 per car, per day

Season Pass: $50 per car, per year + free entry to Old Iron Works Festival and Special Events

Park Hours
Fishing Hours

January/February7:30am CSTDusk8:00am CST4:00pm CST
March5:30am CST/6:30am CDT6:30pm CST/7:30pm CDT6:30am CST/7:30am CDT6:00pm CST/7:00pm CDT
April6:00am CDT8:00pm CDT7:00am CDT7:30pm CDT
May5:30am CDT9:00pm CDT6:30am CDT8:15pm CDT
June/July5:30am CDT9:00pm CDT6:30am CDT8:30pm CDT
August6:00am CDT8:30pm CDT7:00am CDT8:00pm CDT
September6:30am CDT8:00pm CDT7:30am CDT7:15pm CDT
October6:30am CDT7:00pm CDT7:30am CDT6:30pm CDT
November/December7:30am CST5:00pm CST8:00am CST4:00pm CST