Active Advisories

Dec 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 ...

Nov 10, 2014 until further notice

Beginning in fall 2014 and going through spring 2015, there will be periodic construction work occurring in the campground. Two new showerhouses will be installed and ...

Nov 3, 2014 - May 31, 2015

Because of freeze-thaw cycles and extended wet conditions historically experienced during this time period, the equestrian trail in Gans Creek Wild Area is closed through May 31, 2015. ...

Oct 31, 2014 - Mar 31, 2015

All modern restrooms at trailheads with this amenity have been winterized and closed for the season. Portable toilets will be placed at several of these trailheads ....

Oct 27, 2014 until further notice

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. ...

Oct 23, 2014 until further notice

The petroglyph and beach picnic shelters are temporarily closed to allow for construction on the FLATS trail.

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.

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. ...

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.

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 .....

Feb 27, 2011 until further notice

The old Route 66 bridge that goes through the park has been permanently closed. Click here for more information. Note: With the closing of the Old Route 66 Bridge, there are ...

Feb 25, 2011 until further notice

St. Joe State Park's location in the old "Lead Belt" and the associated mine tailings used for off-road vehicle riding represent a unique management challenge. The Department ...

Feb 25, 2011 until further notice

Milling demonstrations have been suspended until repairs to the mill are made. Tours will still be offered, but the milling demonstration will not be included.