The backpack camp is temporarily closed while bison are in that area.
The Children's Craft Festival scheduled for Oct. 2 has been canceled due to predicted severe storms.
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.
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge is temporarily closed for a roofing project. The rest of the day-use area remains open.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The boat ramp remains closed due to extremely low lake levels. All other areas of the park remain open under normal operations.