Best lakes in St. Louis

Check out the top lakes in St. Louis, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Forest Park
1. Forest Park
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220 local reviews
5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 314-367-7275
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Patti
Forest Park is one of the great parks in America, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. And you can enjoy it…
Phuong
Forest Park is larger than Central Park in New York. It features the St. Louis Zoo, one of the few free zoos…
Kira
The largest park in Saint Louis (larger than Central Park!), Forest Park has something to offer for everyone…
1. Forest Park
1. Forest Park
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220 local reviews
5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 314-367-7275
Patti
Patti
Forest Park is one of the great parks in America, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. And you can enjoy it right here in St. Louis. It houses…
Phuong
Phuong
Forest Park is larger than Central Park in New York. It features the St. Louis Zoo, one of the few free zoos in America. Also the Science…
Kira
Kira
The largest park in Saint Louis (larger than Central Park!), Forest Park has something to offer for everyone. Located right next to the…
2. Creve Coeur Lake
2. Creve Coeur Lake
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16 local reviews
Creve Coeur Lake, Maryland Heights
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Ashlee
Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is 2,145 acres in size. Located in Maryland Heights, Missouri, it is the…
Aaron
Features & Amenities - 4 Playgrounds - Spray Fountain Play Area - Trails + Water Trail A 6 mile journey…
Mary Rae
Just over 10 minutes drive from the house, Creve Coeur Lake is my favorite place in St. Louis County. A…
2. Creve Coeur Lake
2. Creve Coeur Lake
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16 local reviews
Creve Coeur Lake, Maryland Heights
Ashlee
Ashlee
Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is 2,145 acres in size. Located in Maryland Heights, Missouri, it is the largest park in St. Louis County…
Aaron
Aaron
Features & Amenities - 4 Playgrounds - Spray Fountain Play Area - Trails + Water Trail A 6 mile journey across the lake and up the creek…
Mary Rae
Mary Rae
Just over 10 minutes drive from the house, Creve Coeur Lake is my favorite place in St. Louis County. A beautiful lake where you can rent…
3. Boathouse Forest Park
3. Boathouse Forest Park
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30 local reviews
6101 Government Dr, St. Louis
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 314-366-1555
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Dmitriy And Anna
Not only a great restaurant but you can also rent some boat here and enjoy the beautiful forest park lake.
Chris
Restored, wonderful twilight back to quaint lakes and small boats. Good food at the restaurant.
Amy Cate
You can rent a paddle boat and go out on the lake before or after a meal at the restaurant.
3. Boathouse Forest Park
3. Boathouse Forest Park
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30 local reviews
6101 Government Dr, St. Louis
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 314-366-1555
Dmitriy And Anna
Dmitriy And Anna
Not only a great restaurant but you can also rent some boat here and enjoy the beautiful forest park lake.
Chris
Chris
Restored, wonderful twilight back to quaint lakes and small boats. Good food at the restaurant.
Amy Cate
Amy Cate
You can rent a paddle boat and go out on the lake before or after a meal at the restaurant.
4. Creve Coeur Park Picnic Site 1
4. Creve Coeur Park Picnic Site 1
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3 local reviews
13219 Streetcar Drive, Maryland Heights
Open · Closes 7:30 PM
+1 314-615-4386
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Emily
Paved and dirt trails for any activity that circle around a lake. Can rent kayaks, canoes, SUP, and bikes…
Bryan
Park, Lake with paddle boats/kayaks for rent, Zipline, etc
4. Creve Coeur Park Picnic Site 1
4. Creve Coeur Park Picnic Site 1
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3 local reviews
13219 Streetcar Drive, Maryland Heights
Open · Closes 7:30 PM
+1 314-615-4386
Emily
Emily
Paved and dirt trails for any activity that circle around a lake. Can rent kayaks, canoes, SUP, and bikes also.
Bryan
Bryan
Park, Lake with paddle boats/kayaks for rent, Zipline, etc
5. Tower Grove Park
5. Tower Grove Park
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56 local reviews
4256 Magnolia Ave, St. Louis
+1 314-771-2679
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Sandie
The oldest Victorian walking Park in the United States. Gazebos, lake, fountain, Food Truck Fridays, Farmers…
Dmitriy And Anna
One of favorite city park with the lake, play grounds, farmer market and festivals and life music in the…
5. Tower Grove Park
5. Tower Grove Park
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56 local reviews
4256 Magnolia Ave, St. Louis
+1 314-771-2679
Sandie
Sandie
The oldest Victorian walking Park in the United States. Gazebos, lake, fountain, Food Truck Fridays, Farmers Market on Saturdays and one…
Dmitriy And Anna
Dmitriy And Anna
One of favorite city park with the lake, play grounds, farmer market and festivals and life music in the summer. Place to run, walk, play or…
6. Saint Louis Zoo
6. Saint Louis Zoo
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156 local reviews
Government Dr, St. Louis
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 314-781-0900
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
Matt
The Saint Louis Zoo was voted America's top free attraction in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards…
Sarah
Home to more than 18,000 exotic animals, many of them rare and endangered. Set in the rolling hills, lakes and…
6. Saint Louis Zoo
6. Saint Louis Zoo
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156 local reviews
Government Dr, St. Louis
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 314-781-0900
Matt
Matt
The Saint Louis Zoo was voted America's top free attraction in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards. The Zoo is home to more than…
Sarah
Sarah
Home to more than 18,000 exotic animals, many of them rare and endangered. Set in the rolling hills, lakes and glades of Forest Park, the…
7. Forest Park Visitors Center EB
7. Forest Park Visitors Center EB
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12 local reviews
Forest Park Visitors Center EB
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Julie & Rick
1300 acre of public parks. Tennis courts, hiking trails, biking trails, even a lake for you to kayak on
7. Forest Park Visitors Center EB
7. Forest Park Visitors Center EB
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12 local reviews
Forest Park Visitors Center EB
Julie & Rick
Julie & Rick
1300 acre of public parks. Tennis courts, hiking trails, biking trails, even a lake for you to kayak on
8. Saint Louis Art Museum
8. Saint Louis Art Museum
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154 local reviews
1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+1 314-721-0072
Art galleryMuseumPoint of interest
Kira
Affectionately known as SLAM, the Saint Louis Art Museum is home to an outstanding permanent collection and…
Heidi
Awesome. Located in Forest Park, where you can spend the whole day. Lots of things to do. 6 Mile trail around…
8. Saint Louis Art Museum
8. Saint Louis Art Museum
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154 local reviews
1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+1 314-721-0072
Kira
Kira
Affectionately known as SLAM, the Saint Louis Art Museum is home to an outstanding permanent collection and interesting transient exhibits,…
Heidi
Heidi
Awesome. Located in Forest Park, where you can spend the whole day. Lots of things to do. 6 Mile trail around the Park. Cute and fine…