Active Advisories

Jul 10, 2014 until further notice

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources samples water quality at all designated swimming beaches in the state park system on a weekly basis during the recreational season. The samples are analyzed at the Environmental Services Program laboratory in Jefferson City, and results are posted online.  To check the status of a beach, visit dnr.mo.gov/beaches.

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 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 ...