Ste. Genevieve Levee Wildlife Refuge

Stormy Crawford Way
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7097

One aspect of the Ste.. Genevieve Urban Levee is to provide habitats for a variety of wildlife and to provide access for people to experience and enjoy this area. Take Stormy Crawford Way from Main Street toward the Ste. Genevieve Urban Levee to embark on a walk on top of the levee. Kiosks along the way tell of the history of the area as well as what birds, plants, or fish might be found nearby. Dear or opossums might pass by. Meadowlarks or herons might fly by. Besides the cottonwoods, notice oaks or cypress trees. Walk north or south to explore whatever might come along and enjoy a sunny walk atop the levee!

Rollin on The River Bike Rental llc

291 Merchant Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
Rollin’ On The River
Open Wednesday-Saturday 10-5
Call or email to make an appointment.
573-330-4105
frewil1969@hotmail.com

Ste Genevieve’s premier bike rental! Rent a bicycle to tour beautiful Ste. Genevieve or stop in to buy a t-shirt, pet treat, or home décor item. Visit the historic homes. Ride to the Ferry Landing to see the Mississippi River. Stop by the Welcome Center for information on bike routes. Credit Card/Photo ID required.

River Rapids Waterpark

1301 Progress Parkway
Ste. Genevieve MO 63670
573.883.5244
RiverRapidsWaterPark.com

River Rapids Water Park has daily and seasonal memberships available. This amazing facility includes several tubular tall water slides. The lazy river offers a relaxing float around the park. A 6 lane lap pool features a zip line, climbing ropes, and a diving board. An exciting kids’ play area has 30 different activities to enjoy. Come for a splashing good time!

Kaskaskia Island Birding

Kaskaskia Island, IL
off Highway U
near St. Mary, MO

Kaskaskia Island’s sloughs and ponds are a Mecca for water birds. Birds can be viewed along most roads on the island. Birders flock to this area because herons, egrets, ducks, and stray whooping cranes are often seen here near the Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge. Even though Kaskaskia is part of Illinois it can only be reached from Missouri. To visit Kaskaskia, go south on Highway 61 to Highway U in St. Mary.

Ste. Genevieve County Fair


bb3f0586168fe2993a239d3b8d88cc99Mid weekend in July
County Fairgrounds, North Main St.
Ste. Genevieve, MO

The Ste. Genevieve County Fair includes a parade, livestock shows, demolition derby, horse show, truck pulls, tractor pulls, queen contest, 4H and FFA exhibits and live entertainment most nights. There is a lot to see and do for adults and children all weekend with plenty of good food and entertainment.

Ste. Genevieve Golf Course

17450 Clubhouse Ct, MO Hwy 32
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-2949
Ste.GenevieveGolfCourse.com
Monday-Friday 8-5,
Saturday-Sunday 7-5

Serving: Breakfast, Lunch, Supper daily

Cuisine: Ste. Genevieve Golf Club is a Par 72, 18 hole design with 4 sets of tees. After playing a round of golf enjoy a Sandwich or Burger in the Clubhouse.

Alcohol: Full Bar

Pere Marquette City Park

Pere Marquette City Park

Pere Marquette Park
North Main Street at Mathews Drive
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

This scenic city park, named for the famous 17th century French Jesuit missionary, provides a perfect spot for that leisurely picnic or open space for the kids to play. The park features, play structures, soccer and baseball fields and restrooms.

Hawn State Park

Things to Do in Ste. Genevieve - Golden Morning: pickle creek at hawn

Hwy 144 off Highway 32
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-3603
Hawn State Park

Just 25 minutes west of Ste. Genevieve, Hawn is one of the best wilderness experiences that nature has to offer. The nearly 5,000-acre park features beautifully manicured areas for day use and tent or RV camping. The River Aux Vases and Pickle Creeks provide added fun for staying cool in the summer. Dogwood and redbud trees along with numerous types of wildflowers give the park a stunning backdrop for your experience in the spring. Fall is especially colorful with the trees in their full autumn attire. Maps are available to guide visitors for hiking the many trails ranging from 2 to 10 miles in length.

Pickle Springs Natural Area

Pickle Springs Natural Area, Highway AA
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-3603
Pickle Springs Natural Area

Pickle Springs has been designated a Natural Landmark by the National Park Service for its biological and geological values as an undisturbed site. A two-mile trail named the ‘Trail Through Time’ winds through the park and guides the visitor through 500 million year old geologic wonders carved in sandstone. The trail features clear streams, cool canyons, spectacular bluff views and ‘The Slot’, a crevice marked with holes, pockets and ridges. Visitors must climb through the ‘Keyhole’ to descend to the creek below. Twin foot bridges cross Bone Creek and pass Mossy Falls. The park is a primitive natural area and does not have services. Be sure to bring a camera and plenty of liquids before hiking the trail.

Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area

Magnolia Hollow Drive
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area

Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area’s rugged 1,740 acre area is bordered by Establishment Creek and Schmidt’s Island and the Mississippi River. This recreation and outdoor lover’s paradise has steep bluffs and scenic river views. Eagles are commonly sighted along the river in the winter months. Finally, management of Magnolia Hollow and Establishment Creek corridors is minimal and designed to protect the steep and sensitive watersheds.

Hickory Canyons Natural Area

Hickory Canyons Natural Area, Sprott Road
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
Hickory Canyons Natural Area

Lamotte sandstone formed box canyons here from the sandy beaches of a shallow ocean that existed 500 million years ago. Millions of years of erosion and uplift of the Ozark Plateau exposed the sandstone we see today. After a rain event a wet-weather waterfall can be enjoyed from the end of the 1/4 mile hiking trail on the east side of the county road. Another 1+ mile trail loops through a canyon on the west side of Sprott Road. In the winter, the bluffs drip with icicles that sparkle in the sun. This area is botanically rich, supporting glacial relics, species that were more common in Missouri 12,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. Since then, the climate has warmed, forcing some species to inhabit micro-climates that mimic the cool, moist conditions of glacial times. Glacial relics at Hickory Canyons include hay-scented fern, fir clubmoss and winterberry. The area is rich in fern species with over a dozen species represented.

Washington State Park

Washington State Park

Highway 21
DeSoto, MO
Petroglyphs, quaint hiking shelters and incredible Ozark overlooks define the Washington State Park experience. Easy access to the Big River makes the park great for swimming or fishing. Hikers can choose from three rugged hiking trails. Buildings constructed by African American Civilian Conservation Corps stonemasons complement the park and add to its sense of history.

Randolph County State Recreation Area

Randolph County State Recreation Area

4301 S. Lake Drive
Randolph County, IL

Randolph County State Recreation Area is a mecca for outdoor recreational activities. Fishing, hiking, picnicking, boating, hunting and camping are just a few of the choices on the 1,101 acres at the site. Located five miles northeast of Chester, Randolph County SRA lies in the rolling hill country of southern Illinois. Offering a cool retreat from hot summer days, well shaded picnic areas, hiking trails and scenic forest stands await park visitors.

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary

19620 State Route B
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-9909
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary
Enjoy a 45 minute guided walking tour of Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary. Learn where the animals were rescued from, their personalities and how you can help these amazing big cats as well as their wild relatives. After the tour, head down to our Education Center and Gift Shop where you can view and even touch tiger artifacts such as teeth, claws, and a tiger pelt, just to name a few. Visitors receive a complimentary tasting of Fizzy Izzy Root Beer named after our very own, Izzy tiger. All of the pathways are paved and accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

April – Nov | Thursday – Sunday | 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Dec – March | Saturday & Sunday | 11am, 1pm & 3pm