Active Advisories

May 3, 2015 until further notice

Park trails are temporarily closed to equestrian and bicycle use due to muddy conditions. The soonest they may reopen is May 8.

May 1, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015

St. Joe State Park will be closed for a managed deer hunt on Dec. 12-13, 2015.  Camping also will be closed the night of Dec. 11. Camping for participants in the managed deer hunt will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis at the park.

Apr 13, 2015 until further notice

The following areas are temporarily closed due to area flooding:

-- the 1/4-mile asphalt trail from the River Access loop
-- Stinging Nettle Trail at Sherman Beach Park

Apr 9, 2015 until further notice

Staff are working to clean up downed trees, mud slides and other storm damage at the following locations:

  • near the Greens Bottom Trailhead at MM 45.7;
  • east of the Weldon Spring Trailhead at MM 56;
  • near Klondike Park at MM 64.1;
  • from the Augusta Trailhead at MM 66.3 west to Bigelow Creek; and
  • near the Treloar trailhead at MM 84.7.

The trail may be temporarily closed in these sections while staff repairs the trail. 

Apr 8, 2015 until further notice

The trail is closed until further notice at MM 80.6 near Peers. Staff will be removing a bridge and installing a culvert at that location.  A detour is available by way of a short bypass on Peers Bluff Rd.

Apr 7, 2015 until further notice

Dogwood and Woodbine trails and the outer loop of the equestrian trail are temporarily closed due to damage from recent storms.

Hawthorne, Virginia Day trails and the inner loop of the equestrian trail have been cleared and reopened.

Apr 1, 2015 until further notice

Rough areas, minor debris and downed trees can occur at any time on any section of the trail due to weather variations. Staff and equipment could be encountered on the ...

Mar 31, 2015 until further notice

The White Connector 2 on McAdoo Trail is closed until further notice due to a construction project.

Mar 2, 2015 until further notice

Parking at the Pike Run Trailhead will be limited through at least late April while a parking lot improvement project gets underway.  The trails will remain open during this time.

Feb 26, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

Portions of White River Valley Trail will be closed during the dates below to allow for hunting seasons on Corps of Engineers property.

April 11-12, 2015
April 20 - May 10, 2015
Oct. 1 - Nov. 1, 2015
Nov. 14-24, 2015
Dec. 19-29, 2015
Jan. 2-3, 2016

Closed sections:  Trailhead 2; Trailhead 3; on the Blue Loop at White Connector 3; Trophy Run Road

Open sections:  Trailhead 1; Red Loop; White Connector 1; White Connector 2; Blue Loop to White Connector 3; White Connector 3

Feb 24, 2015 - May 17, 2015

The ORV riding area will be closed from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, May 17, 2015. The Leadbelt National Enduro will be held during that time.

Jan 8, 2015 until further notice

Portion of Coyote Trail are under construction and temporarily closed.  While hikers can still use part of the trail, they will only be able to hike in and back out on the same section.

Dec 30, 2014 until further notice

Guests should be aware of large construction equipment and/or large trucks traveling through the park and within the park's boundaries due to a construction project along SE 150th Road and along portions of the McAdoo Trail.  The Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Company is replacing the existing pipeline that stretches through the southern half of the park.

Dec 29, 2014 until further notice

While pets are allowed in most outdoor areas of the park, they are not allowed on the trail to the shut-Ins.  When in allowed areas, pets and their owners must comply with standard rules.

Dec 29, 2014 until further notice

Food and disposable containers are not allowed on the trail to the shut-ins. This includes disposable drink containers. Please plan ahead to have a non-disposable, drinking water container with you for your trip.