Active Advisories

Sep 30, 2015 until further notice

Coyote Trail and the backpack camp are temporarily closed while bison are potentially in those areas.

Sep 15, 2015 until further notice

The trail is closed until further notice.

Sep 3, 2015 until further notice

Access to the inside of the covered bridge is temporarily closed. Roofing and siding repair work is currently underway.

Sep 2, 2015 until further notice

The vault toilet in the post office day-use area is temporarily closed for repairs.  Port-a-potties will be available for visitor use during this closure.

Aug 24, 2015 until further notice

The following is temporarily closed pending repairs:

-- upper section of Spring Trail (the connector across from the old post office to the site of the old mill)

The main trail to the spring as well as the section of boardwalk that starts at the spring and goes up the hill to the castle area remains open.

Aug 13, 2015 until further notice

A portion of the parking area at the North Jefferson Trailhead is closed until mid-October while crews install a picnic shelter and expanded parking.  Trail users will need to be alert to heavy equipment and staff working in the area during this time.

Aug 10, 2015 - May 31, 2016

The 215 Highway Bridge (Mile-long Bridge) over Stockton Lake will be closed for resurfacing beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The bridge is expected to be closed until late May 2016. Guests traveling from the north, through the Stockton area, should expect a detour.

From Stockton: travel south on Hwy. 39 for 11 miles to Arcola; at Arcola, turn left, east, on Route Y for 9 miles to the junction of Route Y and Hwy. 215. Turn left (north) and follow Hwy. 215 approximately 4 miles to Stockton State Park.

Aug 5, 2015 until further notice

Beginning Aug. 6, 2015, Blue Heron Trail (near the visitor center) is be closed for renovation.

All other areas of the park remain open under normal operating hours.

Jul 2, 2015 until further notice

The following areas are affected by recent storms:

-- River Cave Day-Use Area has several downed trees and a lot of mud coverage. Park users should avoid that area.
-- River Cave Overlook
-- Dolomite Trail

Jun 26, 2015 until further notice

While the phone system is being upgraded,  there is temporarily only one phone line open to receive calls.  Should you get a busy signal, please try your call again later.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Jun 10, 2015 until further notice

As of Aug. 24, the park remains temporarily closed due to flood damage.

Jun 8, 2015 until further notice

Some areas of the trail are currently affected by storm damage and flooding. See the table below for more information.

May 13, 2015 until further notice

Visitors to the park should be advised that construction work will be ongoing throughout the park. The park is having a new water line installed alongside many of the park's roadways.  There should be little to no interference with your visit to the park.

May 1, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015

St. Joe State Park will be closed for a managed deer hunt on Dec. 12-13, 2015.  Camping also will be closed the night of Dec. 11. Camping for participants in the managed deer hunt will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis at the park.

Apr 7, 2015 until further notice

The outer loop of the equestrian trail is temporarily closed from recent storms.

The paved trail is temporarily closed for construction.

All other trails are open.