The following parks will be closed for managed deer hunts on Dec. 14-15, 2013:
-- Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
-- Ha Ha Tonka State Park
-- Knob Noster State Park
-- St. Francois State Park
-- Stockton State Park
-- Harry S Truman State Park
Camping at these parks also may be closed the night of Dec. 13. Camping for participants in the managed deer hunt will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis at the respective park.
Visitors can expect delays through the remainder of the year due to construction on the new Missouri River bridge on Hwy. 40/61. Overpass closures and lane restrictions may slow down traffic.
Alta Shelter is closed until further notice due to fire damage. Cochran and Walnut shelters remain open for reservation and use.