Active Advisories

Sep 30, 2016 until further notice

The backpack camp is temporarily closed while bison are potentially in those areas.

Sep 21, 2016 until further notice

The Limestone Hill Trail crossing at Seckman Road is temporarily closed due to damage of the platform and steps. Access to the Limestone Hill trail is available from the Museum parking lot and access to the Spring Branch Trail is available from the Picnic Area parking lot. 

Sep 20, 2016 until further notice

Campground 2 will be closed Oct. 3-Dec. 31, 2016, to allow for removal of the showerhouse and construction of its replacement.

During this time, Campground 1 will remain open and available for reservation.

Sep 13, 2016 until further notice

Water is temporarily unavailable at the upper castle parking lot at the castle trail and the double castle parking lot areas due to a damaged water line. Drinking fountains are turned off at these locations while repairs are being done. Water is available at the Natural Bridge parking lot, the Post Office day-use area, and the visitor center. 

Sep 13, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016

The restroom in Campground Section 3 has been closed to allow for removal and preparation of a new restroom/showerhouse. The closure is expected to be in effect through November. All other restroom facilities in the remaining campground sections are open under normal operations.

Aug 31, 2016 - Oct 31, 2016

The showerhouse in Campground 2 will be closed Sept. 19 through the remainder of the 2016 season. This closure will allow for construction of its replacement. During this time, campers will need to use the restroom and showerhouse facilities in Campground 3 (closest) or Campground 1. The new showerhouse will be open for the 2017 season.

Aug 20, 2016 - Oct 31, 2016

The Ballfield Day-Use Area will be closed Aug. 22 through at least Oct. 31. This closure is necessary for the construction of a realigned entrance road and bridge.

Aug 8, 2016 until further notice

Due to a water issue, drinking water and restrooms are temporarily unavailable at Elephant Rocks State Park.

Aug 3, 2016 until further notice

The following areas are currently affected by flood or storm damage. Trail users should exercise caution  and be alert for work crews using heavy equipment while repairs are underway.

Closed to all access
-- from MM 34 to MM 36 (east of St. Charles) (effective Dec. 26, 2015)

Jul 6, 2016 until further notice

The park office is temporarily closed due to fire damage.

May 24, 2016 until further notice

The walkway from the parking lot to Locust Creek Covered Bridge is temporarily closed. During this time there is no access to the bridge. 

May 2, 2016 until further notice

The open shelter at Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area will be temporarily closed for renovation beginning August 15, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

Apr 15, 2016 until further notice

Please be advised that the westbound Highway 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River is scheduled to be closed from April 29 through Fall 2016.  Detour information may be found at the following MODOT link:

Apr 14, 2016 until further notice

A small section of the boardwalk of the Devil's Ice Box Trail that leads to the overlook behind the Rock Bridge is temporarily closed for repair.

Apr 7, 2016 until further notice

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 ...