Due to the wet conditions, Opossum Hollow Trail is temporarily closed to bicyclists and McAdoo Trail temporarily closed to equestrian users. All trails are opened to hikers. Please be careful of debris, wet, or muddy areas of the trails.
We anticipate reopening the trails for normal use which includes equestrian and bicycling on July 31.
The Pleasant Hill Trailhead (MM 262.9) is temporarily closed due to flooding. The Cardinal Road access and Purvis parking lot also are closed due to flooding.
Central Road from 130th Lane to 150th Lane is closed due to recent road grading activities and rain. Visitors are advised to drive to the north entrance of the park.
From Mulberry, Kansas, take Highway P east to 150th Lane south.
From Liberal, MO, take Highway K west, to Highway P west to 150th Lane south
The Park Office and Lodge will be closed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, August 21 during the solar eclipse. Lodge tours will not be available during this time.
The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery located in the Union Hotel will close Thursday, July 27 at 2 p.m. to allow staff to prepare for the Missouri c. 1825 Exhibit Viewing Party event. The gallery will re-open for the event from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. before resuming normal operating hours on July 28.
The picnic area and boat launch area will be closed Sept. 8-10, 2017, for the annual Outdoor Days the Ozarks event. Set up will begin on the 8th with the event open to the public on the 9th & 10th.
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.
Campgrounds 1, 2 and Equestrian are open. Equestrian campers should note there are some trail closures; check with park staff on arrival for more information.
Taking some simple precautions can help keep ticks off your body during your next outdoor adventure!
A cooperative effort to trap and collects ticks in Meramec State Park is under way by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The park and all its facilities remain open under normal on-season operations during the collection process.
Oumesourit Wetland Boardwalk Trail is temporarily closed due to flooding.
Trail users should be cautious of heavy equipment in use on and near the parking lots at the Augusta Trailhead. The west parking lot will be temporarily closed until further notice due to utility work in the area.
All trails are open but hikers and equestrian users may experience wet surfaces and flood debris in some low lying areas.
Trail users should be cautious of construction equipment on the Rock Island Spur from MM 216.5 to 235.6.
Beginning Tuesday, June 27, the sidewalk to the visitor center will be under repair. Visitors should follow signage to visitor center during this time.