The section of Paved Bicycle Path from the campground to the Guy Park Trailhead is closed to bicycles (and all other wheeled devices) until further notice. Hiking is allowed. This restriction is in place due to deteriorating conditions of the trail surface and leaf debris.
With roof construction underway, historic site tours are not being offered during the week of Oct. 27, 2014.
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 modern restroom at the Hartsburg Trailhead will be closed Nov. 3 and 4.
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 Oct. 29, 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.
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
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.