Updates and Announcements

Update August 18, 2022

The campground shower house is back open and operational!  There are six brand new showers with sink and toilet.  Thanks for your patience.

Update June 28, 2022

The shower house in the campground will be under construction and is projected to be completed by the end of July 2022. Bathrooms and water will still be available for campers in the meantime. Thank you for your patience!

Update February 23, 2002

We have updated our mask policy: Masks are now strongly recommended in all of the James Foundation buildings for those who are unvaccinated. Thank you!

Update January 28, 2022

The shower house in the campground will be under construction and is projected to be completed by June 1, 2022. Bathrooms and water will still be available for campers in the meantime. Thank you for your patience!

Update September 20, 2021

We are back to masks mandatory in all buildings at the park for anyone 5 years of age and over. Thank you!

Update August 30, 2021

We are continuing our summer concert series at the park. If you haven’t made it to any of our concerts this year, this is a DON’T MISS event! Join us for National Park Radio on Friday September 10th 5:30pm, $20 per car or free for season pass holders. Bring your own seating and enjoy great food from local vendors!

Enjoy this video from the group. I think we can all agree they are going to feel right at home at Maramec Spring Park! https://youtu.be/kS6hmT-453o

Update May 26, 2021

The James Foundation is proud to present the first ever summer concert series, “Music on the Maramec”  at Maramec Spring Park in St James.  Sit next to the beautiful spring water this Saturday evening from 6pm to 8pm and listen some old fashion Ozark mountain music by Shortround Stringband.  They will preform in front of the historic iron furnace.  Cost is $20 per car for admission.  If you are camping or have a season pass admission is free.  Food trucks will be onsite for food and beverages will be provided by Meramec Vineyards.  Bring your own chairs or blanket for seating.  Visit the facebook page for more information or our website.  www.maramecspringpark.com

Music info is available at


Or our Facebook Event page at : https://fb.me/e/MOkbehc9

Future concerts are scheduled for Aug 7th  Carter Sampson

Closing out the season will be September 10th National Park Radio

More will be added when as we confirm bands.

Update April 12, 2021

We have added 10 more 50 amp electric sites to our campground, bringing the total up to 30 full electric sites. View the updated campground map below! Learn more about camping at Maramec Spring Park here: http://www.maramecspringpark.com/camping/

Open Trout Season starts March 1! Click the infographic below to learn more about the big day.

Coming Soon to Maramec Springs Park:

In 2021, more electric sites will be available at our campground! Our map will be updated soon to show the new sites. This has also caused our electric site prices to slightly rise. Please contact us with any additional information!

July Covid 19 Update:

With Covid-19 cases on the rise here in Missouri, The James Foundation is taking further steps to protect our staff and visitors to the park.  Beginning Monday July 20, face masks will be required to enter our buildings.  This includes the store, museums, office, restrooms, and café (except while eating).  Children 5 years old and younger will not be required to wear one.  We appreciate your compliance as we get through this difficult time together. 

It is with great disappointment we announce the cancellation of Old Iron Works Days for 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting economic recession we believe it is best to limit large events at the park this year. Although our organization weighed the pros and cons of continuing with the event, two issues kept coming to the forefront of discussion.
First, we are very concerned a large gathering of people would be unsafe for our staff and visitors. This spring, The James Foundation was proactive in following CDC and statewide regulations to decrease potential exposure and to help flatten the curve. We were cautious in reopening the park in May, gradually increasing amenities available. How we do business has also changed over the past few months and we continue to adhere to policies that protect our staff and visitors. Our current procedures have been implemented for daily attendances ranging from 200 to 800 people per day. Roughly 5000 people attend OId Iron Works Days each day and we think it is in the best interest of the staff, vendors, entertainers, volunteers, and patrons we postpone this event until next year.
Second, Old Iron Works Days is an expense-laden event for The James Foundation. Due to loss of revenue from the park closure this spring, as well as delays to opening the campground, store, café, and museums we are faced with many budget cuts to finish out the year. On perfect years, with great weather and high attendance, the park sees a small return on investment. The potential for low attendance and an already stressed fiscal budget makes it very risky to pursue large events, such as Old Iron Works Days, this year.
Our hope is to return to hosting special events in 2021. We have plans to offer more opportunities at Maramec Spring Park as well as re-invigorating Old Iron Works Days. Please stay safe and take care of one another during these unprecedented times so we can all celebrate Old Iron Works Days together next year!

James Foundation

June Covid 19 Update:

The Maramec Spring Park Store and Café is now open.  We will allow 10 visitors in the building at a time. The Store is open daily in May 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the Café is open Wednesday – Sunday, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is stocking fish and you will need a Daily Trout Tag and a Missouri Fishing License to fish at Maramec Spring Park. On June 6th Our Fish Cleaning Stations will be open with reduced limit of 4 per station.  Pavilions, campgrounds, museums and fish feeders will also be open. Playgrounds are now open.  Please continue to practice social distancing and good hand washing so we can continue to reopen other areas of the park. 

We look forward to seeing our Visitors.

-The James Foundation