Active Advisories

Sep 11, 2014 until further notice

The electricity to the marina boat docks has been shut off due to high water.  Additionally, campsites 78, 79 and 80 and temporarily closed.

Aug 29, 2014 until further notice

Beginning Sept. 2, park staff will be completing road maintenance in all six campgrounds.  The work will be done each week Monday through Thursday to minimize disruptions to arriving campers....

Aug 1, 2014 - Dec 16, 2014

Two bridges on the Katy Trail near Providence Boat Ramp (MP 166.2) and at Wilton (MP 157.4) have been replaced.  Affected sections of the trail reopened Sept. 17.

Jun 26, 2014 until further notice

The modern restrooms and showerhouse in Campground 5 closed July 8, 2014, to allow for replacement of those facilities. The closure may last through September. During this time, port-a-potties will be available in Campground 5. The nearest modern restrooms and showerhouse are in Campground 4.  Staff appreciate your patience and understanding during this time and look forward to providing campers with new and improved facilities.

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.

Apr 15, 2013 until further notice

While construction continues on the new I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge over the Missouri River, trail users should be alert to possible delays ...

Apr 15, 2013 until further notice
White-nose syndrome, a fungus that is fatal to bats but does not affect humans, is found throughout the eastern United States and Canada. ...
Jan 28, 2013 until further notice
Missouri’s forests are being threatened and you can help protect them. The emerald ash borer (EAB), an exotic beetle that has killed millions of ash trees in the northern, central and eastern United States, has been found in Missouri. The spread of EAB and other destructive forest pests has been .....