Active Advisories

Sep 30, 2014 until further notice

The backpack camp is temporarily closed while bison are in that area.

Sep 30, 2014 - Oct 2, 2014

The Children's Craft Festival scheduled for Oct. 2 has been canceled due to predicted severe storms.

Sep 29, 2014 - Feb 28, 2015

The Outpost cabins will be closed beginning Jan. 5, 2015, to allow for renovation of the shared showerhouse. The cabins and new showerhouse are expected to be available by the end of February.

Sep 26, 2014 until further notice

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge is temporarily closed for a roofing project. The rest of the day-use area remains open.

Sep 26, 2014 until further notice

The day-use area of the park is under a boil water advisory until further notice. The advisory is standard procedure from recent repairs made to the system that resulted in temporary low water pressure.  The campground is NOT under the advisory because it runs on a different system.

Sep 26, 2014 until further notice

The park is under a boil water advisory until further notice.  This is due to repairs made from an accidental cutting of a water line in the area.

Aug 1, 2014 - Dec 16, 2014

Three bridges will be replaced on the Katy Trail this fall, one at MP 105.7 near Rhineland, one at MP 93.5 near Gore and one at milepost 77.4 just east of Marthasville.  Construction for these three bridges will begin Oct. 22 and is anticipated to be completed by Dec. 17....

Jun 18, 2014 until further notice

The paved road that passes in from of Cabin 1 and leads to the gate at the old Shut-Ins Road is temporarily closed. Large pieces of the paved were destroyed during spring flooding.

Access to the cabins is not impacted by this closure. Big Creek can be accessed from other parking lots.

May 30, 2014 until further notice

The Lamine River Bridge on Hwy. 41 (Arrow Rock/Pilot Grove exit 98) will be closed for construction July 21 through Oct. 21, 2014. Westbound I-70 traffic must detour to Route K (Arrow Rock/Blackwater exit 89). Travelers should allow an extra 10 minutes for the detour route.

Detour Map

Apr 21, 2014 until further notice

Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not allowed on park trails.  A bison herd of more than 100 head freely graze the park, and this regulation protects both you and your pet.  You are welcome to bring your pet to the park’s campground and picnic area, but must follow Missouri State Park’s pet rules, available here.  This applies to all types of pets except service animals assisting people with disabilities.

Apr 1, 2014 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 24, 2014 until further notice

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

Oct. 1 - Nov. 2, 2014
Nov. 15-25, 2014
Dec. 20-30, 2014
Jan. 3-4, 2015

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

Jul 25, 2013 until further notice

Visitors can expect delays due to construction on the new Missouri River bridge on Hwy. 40/61 and on Hwy. 109 near the Hwy. 100 overpass.  Overpass closures and lane restrictions may slow down traffic.

Jun 13, 2013 until further notice

The steel bridge over Little Bonne Femme Creek on Springbrook Trail remains closed due to flood damage.  Once repairs can be completed, the bridge will be reopened.

May 28, 2013 until further notice

The boat ramp remains closed due to extremely low lake levels. All other areas of the park remain open under normal operations.