Discover the Outdoors in St. Robert Missouri!

Warm weather means it's time to start enjoying the great outdoors.  There are plenty of outdoor activities in St. Robert Missouri to keep anyone busy.  Our area has it all from hiking trails, walking trails, cave diving, golfing, fishing and much more.  Now is the perfect time to visit Mid-Missouri and enjoy the natural Ozark outdoor recreation.  Fort Wood Hotels in St. Robert is centrally located to lots of different outdoor recreation.  Our lodging is near Fort Leonard Wood and Waynesville making it near all the fun adventures we have listed for you to explore.


The St. Robert area is home to many hiking and walking trails.  These trails offer different levels of difficulty with nature abound.  Plan to enjoy any of these trails while in the area. For more information on the following trails visit this website

  • Engineer Trail
  • Fort Leonard Wood Fitness Trail
  • Memorial Grove Park & Walking Trail
  • Miller Cave & Trail
  • Pulaski County Walking & Hiking Trails
  • Rolling Hills Trail
  • Roubidoux Spring at Laughlin Park
  • Route 66 Loop
  • Rugged Trails
  • Saint Robert Walking Trail
  • Stone Mill Spring Trail
  • Trail of Tears Memorial
  • Waynesville City Park Walking Trail


Warmer weather means it's time to grab your golf clubs and hit the course.  The area has two courses to challenge you at our Saint Robert Municipal Golf Course or the Piney Valley Golf Course.  These two courses feature the rolling hills of the Ozark countryside.  Piney Valley Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 championship course with its greens running alongside the Big Piney River.  The rolling hills and cave bluffs will keep you enjoying the area's outdoor beauty regardless of your playing abilities.   The Saint Robert Municipal Golf Course is a nine-hole course, but you can play the holes twice to get in 18.  It is unique because all of its greens are made of artificial turf making them fast. A day on the course beats a day at work so make sure you put golfing on your agenda when visiting the area.


Missouri is home to many rivers making it perfect for float trips and exploring.  You will truly feel nature on one of the area's rivers.  We have the Big Piney and Gasconade River to explore with outfitters ready to assist in your next relaxing float.  You can use canoes, kayaks, or rafts for your float trip.  If you are an outdoor enthusiast feel free to bring your own equipment or any of our outfitters can assist with rentals, drop off and pick up.  Taking in the outdoors and enjoying the water should be on your list of activities when in the area.


Cave diving is an adventure that should be done by an experienced diver.  The world famous Roubidoux Spring is known for its cave that is popular among divers.  This spring is open to all certified divers and you will need to have experience diving to take advantage of this thrill-seeking adventure. You will need your own gear and you need to present your certification prior to diving.  There isn't a cost to dive which makes this a popular cave diving location in Missouri.  Even if you aren't diving, take the time to visit this amazing park.  It has plenty of fishing, swimming and is part of the historic Trail of Tears.  


Anglers from all over can enjoy a day fishing in one of our amazing rivers and springs.  Many of our locals like to take a canoe or kayak on the river for a laid-back day.  If floating down the river isn't your style, you can fish from the banks. This area has some of the finest trout fishing in the Roubidoux Creek at Laughlin Park.  Trout fishing is a true art so if fishing is on your list, make sure you have your trout fishing gear when you visit.  

Big Piney River is great for catching smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and goggle-eye.  

Gasconade River is home to a variety of fish.  You can fish for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, goggle-eye, channel catfish, spotted bass, Kentucky bass, flathead catfish, bluegill, redear sunfish, green sunfish, and walleye.

Fishing in the Midwest is some of the best but when you can fish a river with slow-moving water nestled in between bluffs, it doesn't get any more serene than that.  Pack a lunch and plan to spend the day.

Rec Plex

This area is home to many outdoor swimming complexes, skateboarding parks, and family-friendly parks.  Fort Wood Hotels is near the Rec Plex in Fort Leonard Wood. This amazing facility is home to an 18-hole miniature golf course, go-kart track, and the Wallace outdoor pool which features a two-story double slide and splash park.  This facility also features a skate park designed for skateboards, roller blades, BMX bicycles and non-motorized scooters.  

Here is a list of additional parks in St. Robert MO for you to explore.

  • Laughlin Park
  • Ruby's Landing
  • Saint Robert Municipal Park
  • Waynesville City Park
Aquatic Parks

At Fort Wood Hotels we have both indoor and outdoor swimming pools for our guest to enjoy.  However, we know our guest will want to check out some of our area's fun aquatic parks.  These parks are packed with slides and toys for the whole family to enjoy.  The Tiger Typhoon right here in St. Robert, MO is a city aquatic center and open to the public.  For more information about hours and pricing, please call 573-451-2625. 

Only a short drive away in Waynesville, you can have fun at the Splash Park.  It is located at the Waynesville city park and not far from any of the Fort Wood Hotels.  On May 19th, the Little Heroes play area will be open and ready to be enjoyed by children with special needs.  This is a one of a kind facility and if you want more information please visit their facebook page!

Our area is known for its amazing outdoor recreation.  Whether you stay a weekend or a week we know you will have plenty to keep you busy.  Make sure when planning your next great outdoor trip to St. Robert MO, you plan to stay a few days, so you can take it all in.  Fort Wood Hotels has six different properties to choose from and we will find exactly what you need for your visit.  Just make sure you choose one of our hotels near Fort Leonard Wood as your place to stay. Fort Wood Hotels has been serving guests and communities in and around the Fort Leonard Wood Missouri area since 1999. We are absolutely committed to ensuring that your stay is as special as the reason you are here. At Fort Wood Hotels we offer great brands in a great location. You will not find higher quality hotels at a better value in our area. Our hotels and staff consistently earn top awards, and our unbeatable guest satisfaction speaks volumes about our commitment to you. It all comes back to offering hometown hospitality and giving the guests what they need.

Staying for a day...a week...or a month?  We've got you covered!

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