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The Friends of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park (FoRB) is a group of volunteers dedicated to promoting the understanding, enjoyment, and preservation of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. We work closely with, but are separate from Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

Nature Detectives - Rocks of Rock Bridge

Nature Detectives will investigate rocks and then look for CLUES in the park's geological features! Meet at Rock Bridge Mills Shelter


2:00 - 3:14 pm or
3:30 - 4:45 pm


9 - 10:15 am or
10:30 - 11:45 am

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Current Newsletter

In the May newsletter, Kevin says farewell to Jan Weaver and Sarah Jones, who is becoming a wellness coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources. Roxie shares that people are part of what makes the park great, Sarah and Jan, who are both leaving, and Cassie Brandt the new Katy Trail Coordinator and Samuel Baumer, a new park maintenance worker, plus four new seasonal staff for maintenance, stewardship and interpretation. She also shares about the park inhabitants from grosbeaks to morels. Sarah and Jan both share their goodbyes to volunteers and staff. Bethany Haid has an update on Nature Detectives. Keep an eye out for National Trails Day June 5, and a Water Festival July 16.

A picture of children in hard hats being led into the Devil's Icebox Cave A picture of a log cabin on the grounds of the park.



Volunteers for the fall 2019 Rock Bridge Renew gather at the memorial rock. A picture of a pile of yellow trash bags filled with litter from a clean up event.



An image of a flyer for a park program. In this case a watershed program. An image of the front page of the Friends of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park newsletter.



A group of people celebrates a ribbon cutting event. A young child looks at a snail in another child's hand.



A picture of the rock bridge from which the park gets its name.

Virtual Nature Center
(a work in progress)


Covid 19 and Parks

Scheduled programs are cancelled and places where people might congregate, like the playground, are closed. However the trails are open! If you are experiencing Covid 19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms, please stay home. Remember to practice social distancing (6 feet). Keep your group under 10. Be sure to pack water and hand sanitizer. Check out more detailed guidance at https://mostateparks.com/response


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 1991 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.