Active Advisories

Jul 3, 2015 until further notice

The upper day-use area on the Hermitage side of the park is temporarily closed due to flooding.

Jul 2, 2015 until further notice

The following areas are affected by overnight storms:

-- Spring Trail is temporarily closed due to flooding and storm debris.
-- River Cave Day-Use Area has several downed trees and a lot of mud coverage. Park users should avoid that area.
-- All trails likely have scattered debris from the storm. Trail users should exercise caution and be alert to these conditions.

Jul 2, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015

The current status of all designated swimming beaches in Missouri State Parks can be found on the Beach Status page.

Jul 2, 2015 until further notice

Passover, Carnes Bottom and  Swinging Bridges primitive camping areas are temporarily closed due to rising lake levels.

Pin Oak Hollow has reopened. McCubbins Point remains open, however, its entrance road may become impassable if more rainfall is received.

Jul 2, 2015 until further notice

A portion of the marina was damaged in overnight storms.  At this time, there is no unauthorized access to docks G and F while conditions are assessed for safety.

Jul 2, 2015 until further notice

The Meramec River Day-Use Area is temporarily closed due to high river levels.

Jul 1, 2015 until further notice

Due to wet conditions, Opossum Hollow Trail is temporarily closed to bicyclists and McAdoo Trail is temporarily closed to equestrian use. The trails will be re-checked on July 4.

Jul 1, 2015 until further notice

Park trails are temporarily closed to equestrian and bicycle use due to muddy conditions. The soonest they may reopen is July 5.

Jul 1, 2015 until further notice

Ozark Caverns is temporarily closed due to flooding.

Jul 1, 2015 until further notice

The 400 loop of Hermitage Campground is temporarily closed due to flooding. Also closed from flooding are site H303, H304, H306, H308, H309 and H310 in the 300 loop.

Campers with reservations arriving July 2-7 are being contacted to change or cancel their stay.

Jun 29, 2015 until further notice

Lincoln Hills Drive is temporarily closed between the visitor center and the campground entrance due to a collapsing section of road just before the boat ramp entrance. It is unknown at this time when repairs will be made to the roadway due to the extensive damage. The main campground is still accessible through the back entrance via Walker Road. 

Jun 26, 2015 until further notice

The main phone line to the park is temporarily unavailable while the phone system is being upgraded.  During this time, guests should call 573-245-6600 or 573-245-6577 to reach staff.

Jun 26, 2015 until further notice

All three boat ramps in the park are temporarily closed due to high lake levels.

Jun 25, 2015 until further notice

Agate and Jasper Lake trails are temporarily closed due to flooding.

Jun 20, 2015 until further notice

The following areas are temporarily closed due to high lake levels:

-- lower boat launch/picnic area road
-- campsites 27, 34, 36-43

The high water boat launch by the contact station remains open, however, parking is limited.