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First Day Hikes

Call the park at 573-449-7400 to sign up! check out the December newsletter for details on each hike.

Streams and Wildlife on the Deer Run Trail 12:30 to 3:30 pm, 3.75 miles, strenuous

Canyon, Caves and History on the Gans Creek Wild Area 12:30 to 3:30 pm, 2 miles, strenuous

History and Caves on the Sinkhole and Devil's Icebox Trails 9:30 to 11:30 am and 12:30 to 2:30 pm, 1.5 miles, moderate

Bird Watching on the Grassland Trail 2:30 to 4:30 pm, 2 miles, moderate

Katy Trail at Rocheport 10:30 am to noon, 3 miles, flat, strenuous


FoRB Participates in CoMo Gives!

Please consider a donation to help us raise money for our kids programs in the park. Last year we had over 500 kids and their care givers in the park to learn how to camp, how to fish, how to explore a cave, and how to take a fun and safe hike in nature. Help us get kids outside again in 2020 by donating through our CoMo Gives link below!

Friends of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park 
CoMo Gives Campaign

Check out pictures and stories from this year's programs


FoRB's Good Neighbor Program

Together with Park Naturalist Roxie Campbell, FoRB is starting a new Good Neighbor program to recognize those neighbors that live on the park boundary that take five key steps to keep the park healthy. These steps are to keep their wastewater systems in good order, keep stormwater out of streams by using best management practices, keep invasive plants at bay, keep pets and wildlife apart and keep in touch with the park.

See more about our Good Neighbor program here.


About the Park

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is a 2,273-acre Missouri State Park with more than 15 miles of hiking and bicycling trails, an extensive cave system, an equestrian area and an orienteering course. The park was founded in 1967 and is named for the naturally occurring "rock bridge" due to the area's karst topography, and as a memorial to local child, Carol Stoerker, whose parents played a major role in raising funds to purchase the land for the park after her death in 1961.

The Friends of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park (FoRB) is a membership supported 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to promote understanding, appreciation, enjoyment, and preservation of the natural and cultural resources of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park and to aid in the protection of the park.

FoRB works with and supports Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, but it is a separate entity. Be sure and visit the state park homepage for Rock Bridge Memorial State Park for information on directions, map, hours, events, programs, special features and trails.

FoRB organizes community outreach to promote the park, stewardship activities to remove litter, old fencing and invasive plants, family oriented programs that complement park programs, fundraising for specific educational projects and representation of park concerns on local issues that affect the park.