On January 5, 1680, French explorers René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, and Henri de Tonti established Fort Crève Coeur, in which Mass was celebrated and the Gospel preached by the Récollets, Gabriel Ribourde, Zenobius Membre and Louis Hennepin. They finished the fort in early March, naming it "Fort Broken Heart" because of the tribulations, including desertions, that they suffered during its construction.
Campers must register at Creve Coeur Village Hall
(103 North Thorncrest Avenue, Creve Coeur, Illinois)
Registration hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
No weekend registration unless prearrangements have been made.
Please call 309.699.6714 ext 721 or 722
RV Camping: $25/day, $150/week, or $350/week
Tent Camping: $15/day or $90/day
Maximum stay for tent camping is 2 consecutive weeks.
Park Hours: Dawn to Dusk
PARK TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO CAMPING DUE TO CONSTRUCTION
Historic Fort Creve Coeur Park in the Village of Creve Coeur Illinois