Fort Belle Fontaine Park has been a St. Louis County Park since 1986.
The Park comprises 305.6 acres on the Missouri River in north St. Louis County, about three miles west of the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. It contains four main areas: the Missouri River; Belle Fontaine Spring; Coldwater Creek; and a 50-acre upland prairie and wetlands. A visit to this site reveals the beauty of the land and wildlife Lewis and Clark observed in 1804 and 1806. The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Trail in Fort Belle Fontaine is a 3-mile multi-purpose trail which includes a trailhead and interpretive signage which guides visitors to all four main areas of the park. The trail also passes massive stonework features that the Works Progress Administration added in the 1930s when the City of St. Louis owned the property.
Programs & Activities
A variety of programs are scheduled at Fort Belle throughout the year including ghost stories, hayrides, geocaching events and the very popular Eagle Watch and Trail Walk.
Guided tours are $4/person and are available for groups up to 25 by reservation only.