Active Advisories

Mar 30, 2015 - Apr 1, 2015

Fern Ridge Trail is closed until 3 p.m. on April 1. Also closed during this time is the portion of Graham Cave Trail between the cave and the interpretive shelter near the lower parking lot.  A managed burn was conducted in these areas.

All other trails and areas of the park are open under normal off-season operations.

Mar 27, 2015 - Apr 1, 2015

The visitor center will be closed March 30 through April 1 while interior remodeling is completed.  All other areas of the park remain open under normal off-season operations.

Mar 26, 2015 until further notice

The day-use area is temporarily closed due to area flooding.

Mar 24, 2015 until further notice

Park trails are temporarily closed to equestrian and bicycle use due to muddy conditions. The soonest they may reopen is April 1.

Mar 19, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015

All trails in Prairie State Park will be closed daily from 4 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. through April 30, 2015. These temporary closures aid in the protection of the greater prairie chicken. Hiking is allowed from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Mar 17, 2015 - Apr 14, 2015

Due to wet conditions, Four Winds Trail is partially closed to equestrian and bicycle use until April 15.  The affected section is from the equestrian trailhead at Hwy. 134 northeast one mile to the junction of the North and South loops. The trail remains open for hiking.

Mar 13, 2015 until further notice

The boat ramp at Public Beach #1 is temporarily closed due to low lake level.  All other park boat ramps remain open.

Mar 2, 2015 until further notice

Parking at the Pike Run Trailhead will be limited through 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.

Feb 17, 2015 until further notice

Due to the low water level in the lake, the Pittsburg Marina boat ramp is temporarily closed.

Jan 23, 2015 until further notice

Big Sugar Creek Day Use Areas are closed until further notice for construction and repairs.

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 30, 2014 until further notice

Caution is advised when on the south end of Paved Bicycle Trail through March 2015.  Repair work is being done which may cause temporary detours along that portion of the trail.