Active Advisories

May 26, 2015 until further notice

Due to additional damage caused by heavy rainfall, bridge #2 on the paved bicycle/walking trail is closed until further notice.

May 26, 2015 until further notice

Due to water pump failure, the showerhouse is temporarily closed.  We hope to have it repaired within a day or two.  Vault toilets are available at several locations throughout the campground.

May 14, 2015 until further notice

Park trails are temporarily closed to equestrian and bicycle use due to muddy conditions. The soonest they may reopen is May 28.

May 13, 2015 until further notice

Visitors to the park should be advised that construction work will be ongoing throughout the park. The park is having a new water line installed alongside many of the park's roadways.  There should be little to no interference with your visit to the park.

May 8, 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 May 27.

May 1, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015

St. Joe State Park will be closed for a managed deer hunt on Dec. 12-13, 2015.  Camping also will be closed the night of Dec. 11. Camping for participants in the managed deer hunt will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis at the park.

Apr 8, 2015 until further notice

The trail is closed until further notice at MM 80.6 near Peers. Staff will be removing a bridge and installing a culvert at that location.  A detour is available by way of a short bypass on Peers Bluff Rd.

Apr 7, 2015 until further notice

Dogwood and Woodbine trails and the outer loop of the equestrian trail are temporarily closed due to damage from recent storms.

Hawthorne, Virginia Day trails and the inner loop of the equestrian trail have been cleared and reopened.

Apr 1, 2015 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 31, 2015 until further notice

The White Connector 2 on McAdoo Trail is closed until further notice due to a construction project.

Mar 2, 2015 until further notice

Parking at the Pike Run Trailhead will be limited through at least late June while a parking lot improvement project gets underway.  The trails will remain open during this time.

Feb 26, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

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

April 11-12, 2015
April 20 - May 10, 2015
Oct. 1 - Nov. 1, 2015
Nov. 14-24, 2015
Dec. 19-29, 2015
Jan. 2-3, 2016

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

Jan 8, 2015 until further notice

Portion of Coyote Trail are under construction and temporarily closed.  While hikers can still use part of the trail, they will only be able to hike in and back out on the same section.

Dec 30, 2014 until further notice

Guests should be aware of large construction equipment and/or large trucks traveling through the park and within the park's boundaries due to a construction project along SE 150th Road and along portions of the McAdoo Trail.  The Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Company is replacing the existing pipeline that stretches through the southern half of the park.

Dec 29, 2014 until further notice

While pets are allowed in most outdoor areas of the park, they are not allowed on the trail to the shut-Ins.  When in allowed areas, pets and their owners must comply with standard rules.