The playground area is closed until further notice to allow for installation of a new playground unit.
The petroglyph and beach picnic shelters are temporarily closed to allow for construction on the FLATS trail.
Due to repair work by Consolidated Water, the water is turned off at the Hartsburg Trailhead through Oct. 23. This means no modern restroom or drinking fountain.
The restrooms will again be closed Nov. 3 and 4 for repair work. The drinking fountain will be turned off for the season Nov. 1.
Due to lift station failure, the two modern restrooms in the day-use area have closed early for the season. They will be reopened for in the 2015 season.
The backpack camp is temporarily closed while bison are in that area.
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.
Three bridges will be replaced on the Katy Trail this fall, one at MM 105.7 near Rhineland, one at MM 93.5 near Gore and one at MM 77.4 just east of Marthasville. Construction for two of the bridges began Oct. 22 and the third will begin Nov. 3, with anticipated reopening 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.
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.