St. Joe State Park For ATV Riding

The 2nd most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Missouri.

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West of Farmington in Park Hills, the St Joe State Park has 2,000 acre set aside for ATV riding. The wooded trails wind through forest and through sand flats. There are about 800 acres of “sand-flats,” a sand-like substance of crushed limestone, which is a lead-mining remnant. The remainder of the area is wooded hillsides that are steep in some areas.

ATVs must carry a 72” high antenna-type flag and be equipped with a U.S. Forest Service-approved spark-arrested exhaust. All riders must wear helmets, and riders under 16 must be under adult supervision.

The ATV riding staging area for St. Joe State Park is located north of the park office and has three small shelters, vault toilets, water, a change house, picnic tables and barbecue grills. Pim Lake and beach are adjacent to this area.

To reach the park from St. Louis, travel south on I-55. At Festus, take U.S. Hwy. 67 south to the Leadington/Park Hills exit. Turn right onto Hwy. 32 west and travel about 3.5 miles before turning left onto Pimville Road (just before the railroad tracks). After traveling approximately two miles, Campground 1 will be on the left. The park office, ORV riding area, lakes and day-use areas are an additional .3 mile.

Overall, St. Joe State Park is the 2nd most popular ATV riding trail of all 12 ATV trails in Missouri.

Best St. Joe State Park ATV Trails Review | Missouri

St Joe State Park (MO/US)

Best St. Joe State Park ATV Trails Review | Missouri

St Joe State Park (MO/US)

St. Joe State Park ATV Trails Map



Local Contact(s):  St. Joe State Park (573) 431-1069; MO Tourism (800) 877-1234.

Recommended Book:  "ATV Trails: Offroad" from Mud Mountain

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  State Park Campground

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best St. Joe State Park ATV Trails Review

GPS:  37.802, -90.5049

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  6/29/2016

ID:  12785

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