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Forest Park Boathouse – Rentals back open and lakeside bar!

Boathouse Forest Park

Starting Monday, March 31, the Boathouse lakeside bar will re-open and boat rentals will be back. Limited bar snacks will also be available. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 hour prior to sundown daily. We’re looking forward to seeing you all again soon!

Photo: Who else is excited for Monday? BOATS AND BAR BACK AT THE BOATHOUSE THIS MONDAY, MARCH 31! Enjoy a leisurely boat ride around Post-Dispatch Lake and drinks & bar snacks at the lakeside bar. Hours: 10 am to 1 hour prior to sundown daily. See you all very soon! :-)

Row, row, row your boat.

Since 1876, boating in Forest Park has been a popular St. Louis tradition. This time-honored pastime has returned. Take a leisurely sentimental journey on Post-Dispatch Lake, where you are likely to encounter colonies of ducks, heron, geese, kingfishers, schools of fish and turtles. You will also come across some of the parks most treasured landmarks: The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo, World’s Fair Pavilion, Art Hill, Grand Basin and the Government Hill Fountain.

Paddleboats are available for rental at a cost of $15.00 per hour. Paddleboats can accommodate up to 4 adults or 560 pounds. Life jackets are provided, but not required.

**You must be 16 years of age or older with a valid photo ID to rent a boat without parental supervision.

Spring/Summer Hours (May-Oct)

10:00 a.m. to 1 hour prior to sunset


Fall/Winter Hours (Nov-April)

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday:
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday – Sunday: 
10:00 a.m. to 1 hour prior to sunset (approximately 3:30 p.m. this time of year)

Boat rentals are available year-round, weather permitting.

The easiest way to get to the Boathouse is by going north on Hampton Avenue. (If coming from I-64/US-40, take Hampton exit, follow the signs for Forest Park, and head north on Hampton.) At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Concourse Drive. At the next traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Washington Drive. Turn right onto Government Drive. Destination will be on your left.

Address:  6101 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO  63110
You can view a map of the park by clicking on the image below.

Still turned around? Just give us a call and we can guide you in: (314) 367-2224.

Tina Siebert


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