Active Advisories

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.

Dec 29, 2014 until further notice

Food and disposable containers are not allowed on the trail to the shut-ins. This includes disposable drink containers. Please plan ahead to have a non-disposable, drinking water container with you for your trip.

Nov 10, 2014 until further notice

Construction and upgrades are currently underway at the campground...

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 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 ...

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 ...