We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maramec Spring Park

State Highway 8, East of St. James, Saint James, MO
+1 573-265-7387
Review Highlights
Quiet and Peaceful

A great place to get away. So nice to be here. I live in Colorado where everyone has to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matt E
Loveland, Colorado
A must visit!

I was excited to visit this place and definitely not disappointed! The $5 per car charge was well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chrissy B
Cantonment, Florida
via mobile
Read all 111 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“trout” (37 reviews)
“iron works” (25 reviews)
“fishing” (22 reviews)
State Highway 8, East of St. James, Saint James, MO
+1 573-265-7387
Write a Review
Reviews (111)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to get away. So nice to be here. I live in Colorado where everyone has to be outside and crowd all the parks and trails. There are little gumball machines to dispense cat food pellets to feed the glutton fish. 25 cents...More

Thank Matt E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to visit this place and definitely not disappointed! The $5 per car charge was well worth the day..Drove the historic drive first and saw beautiful woods and humble old cemetery. We then parked and walked with the dog through many trails and...More

1  Thank Chrissy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we lived around here it was always one of my favorite places to go. There is a huge spring with crystal clear water, in which you can watch the huge trout swimming. There is a fish nursery and you can see the trout in...More

Thank Marcy C
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Whether you are looking to fish or gaze at wildlife, this is the spot for it all. You can take a stroll down paved walkways or even take a short hike along the rivers edge. Natural beauty is the display Meramec Spring offers. You like...More

Thank noahashley13
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Maramec Springs is a shining example of why nature should be preserved. Even as an active trout fishery, the springs themselves are a natural wonder most never get to see. I can't remember the gallons per minute that this baby pumps out, but it is...More

Thank Jared B
Reviewed March 8, 2017

The second day of Spring we decided to make a family outing to the park. We enjoyed that there was access for our stroller to maneuver around the park as well as the park being dog friendly (as long as the dogs were leashed). The...More

Thank Jeanette N
Reviewed March 7, 2017

My family has been camping at St James for 20 years. Beautiful park with lots of history. The price of camping keeps going up but no updates are ever made. The bathrooms are dirty and out dated. Sadly we have had to make other arrangements.

Thank charjan1
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Too many visitors miss the essence of the park. They will see the park and take walks around the spring. Want to expeirence the park instead of just visiting? Start out at the museum and get a grasp of the parks real beginnings of pre...More

1  Thank Pianoz4u
Reviewed February 1, 2017

A beautiful place to visit, camp, fish!! The staff who work the fishing/tackle/ticket office are super friendly and helpful. The area is truly beautiful. Whether you drive to the top, or just walk around the lower grounds, BREATHTAKING!

Thank cardssix
Reviewed January 24, 2017

You can walk along the beautiful path to the source of the spring, which is gorgeous! You can also see the multitude of trout that are raised there, as well as feed them at various points along the way by putting a quarter in the...More

1  Thank Andrew K
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
202 reviews
6.42 miles away
Dairy Isle & Grill
17 reviews
9.51 miles away
Public House Brewing Company - St James Taproom
70 reviews
5.53 miles away
St. James Marketplace Cafe
23 reviews
5.35 miles away
Nearby Attractions
St. James Winery
144 reviews
5.53 miles away
Bob's Gasoline Alley
29 reviews
7.54 miles away
The Fugitive Beach
75 reviews
11.75 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
tina b
We are looking for a location for our family reunion in may do you have pavilion s and can we reserve one
April 10, 2017|
Response from tina b |
Is there public swimming in the park
David H
Can you bring your dog
February 28, 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Pianoz4u | Reviewed this property |
I assume pets are not allowed as I've never seen them and we go there often. There are a lot of family gatherings and I guess at some point people did not clean up after their pets and most folks have this aversion of... More
David H
Pets welcome
February 28, 2017|
Response from cardssix | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know. I've seen many dogs in the park