A burn ban is in effect for Nov. 24 for the entirety of Weston Bend State Park.
Water is temporarily unavailable in the campground. It is anticipated the spigots will be back on by Monday, Nov. 27.
The following parks will be closed on the specified dates below for managed deer hunts:
Knob Noster State Park
Dec. 9-10, 2017**
Mark Twain State Park
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 Nov. 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. The trail remains open to hikers. Bicycles and other mechanized equipment are not allowed in the wild area.
Several of the modern restrooms at trailheads with this amenity have been winterized and closed for the season. It is anticipated those will reopen April 1, 2018. All vault toilets will remain open over winter. Additionally, portable toilets have been placed at several of the winterized trailheads as a convenience to trail users.
Below is a list of trailheads with restrooms that remain open, and a list of trailheads with restrooms that are closed.
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 trail as clean up or repairs are completed. During winter months, snow and ice are not removed from the trail or trailheads so extra caution may be needed. All users should be alert to these possible conditions when on the trail and should never go around fenced off closures.
The following areas are temporarily closed due to flood damage:
-- Mudlick Hollow Area of Mudlick Trail System - other areas of the trail system are open with the possibility of encountering minor obstacles
-- Big Creek primitive backpack camp
-- Shut-Ins Gate Rd. (past Cabin 1) open to foot traffic only
The trail access from the Equestrian Campground is open with some minor obstacles in southern most portions.
Drinking fountains in public day use areas are turned off for the winter season. Drinking water is still available in the restrooms at the visitor center and at a frost-free spigot at the maintenance area.
The bike crossing at the pond spillway on White Connector 2 of the White River Valley Trail System currently is closed due to erosion. Trail users will need to use the stepping stones to cross the spillway.
The Oumessourit Wetland Boardwalk trail is temporarily closed due to damage and sediment issues resulting from Spring-Branch Creek rerouting during a flash flood event. This trail runs through the Oumessourit Natural Area and wetland which requires special consideration during the planning and repair process.
The following areas are currently affected by flood or storm damage and not...
The campground boat ramp is temporarily closed due to low water levels.
The boat ramps on U highway and 107 remain open.
Trail users are advised to exercise caution between MM 262.9 (Pleasant Hill) and MM 250 (west of Medford) due to washouts and rough trail surface.
The following areas will temporarily be removed from the tour due to renovation work:
— western side of the second floor
— entire third floor
— entire fourth floor
Park is temporarily closed until further notice due to flood damage.