Active Advisories

Feb 16, 2017 until further notice

The park is under an open burn ban until further notice. The open fire ban includes prohibiting campfires and other open fires (i.e. tiki torches, citronella candles, etc.). Contained charcoal fires used for cooking as well as gas and cook top stoves are allowed under the open fire ban.

Feb 16, 2017 until further notice

The park is under an open burn ban until further notice. The open fire ban includes prohibiting campfires and other open fires (i.e. tiki torches, citronella candles, etc.). Contained charcoal fires used for cooking as well as gas and cook top stoves are allowed under the open fire ban.

Feb 16, 2017 until further notice

The park is under an open burn ban until further notice. The open fire ban includes prohibiting campfires and other open fires (i.e. tiki torches, citronella candles, etc.). Contained charcoal fires used for cooking as well as gas and cook top stoves are allowed under the open fire ban.

Feb 8, 2017 - Feb 22, 2017

Certain areas of the park will be closed to the public from Feb. 13-15 and Feb. 20-22 in preparation for special wildlife surveys. Park visitors may see extra staff in those locations prior to the actual closures.  Closed areas will be signed during the survey periods.

Areas affected are:
-- the entirety of Wilderness Trail
-- the entirety of Natural Wonders Trail
-- road access to the cabin area

Feb 6, 2017 until further notice

Two showerhouses in Campground 1 will be temporarily closed in order to allow for the construction of their replacement. Visitors should be aware facilities may not be available at times during construction. 

Feb 6, 2017 until further notice

Bridge construction on Highway AA has reduced access to Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site by paved roads.  Visitors should contact Arrow Rock State Historic Site at 660-837-3330 for directions to the cemetery on the local gravel roads until further notice. 

Jan 26, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017

The showerhouse in Raccoon Ridge Campground will be temporarily closed from Tuesday, September 5 to Monday, September 18, 2017 in order to allow for building maintenance. The showerhouses in Buck Ridge and Thorny Ridge will still be available. 

Jan 26, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018

Portions of White River Valley Trail will be closed during the dates below to allow for hunting seasons on Corps of Engineers property.

April 8 - 9, 2017
April 17 - May 7, 2017
Oct. 1 - 31, 2017
Nov. 11 - 26, 2017
Dec. 23, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018

 

Closed sections:  Trailhead 2; Trailhead 3; on the Blue Loop at White Connector 3; Trophy Run Road

 

Open sections:  Trailhead 1; Red Loop; White Connector 1; White Connector 2; Blue Loop to White Connector 3; White Connector 3

Jan 10, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017

The ORV riding area will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. The Leadbelt National Enduro will be held during that time.

Jan 4, 2017 until further notice

Lincoln Hills Road is temporarily closed at various times during the winter months due to inclement weather and icy road conditions.  During these times of road closure, the main campground can be accessed from Walker Road.   Cheatham Road will also be closed during these times.  The boat launch area is also closed.   The visitor center is open during the week and closed on the weekends.

Dec 22, 2016 until further notice

The main portion of the boat launch ramp is temporarily closed and both courtesy docks are unavailable for use until further notice due to low water conditions.  One lane of the ramp which extends farther out into the lake remains open for use.

Dec 16, 2016 until further notice

The Visitor Center restrooms are temporarily closed due to waterline repair.  Vault toilets are open in the park at the first castle parking lot, at the post office day use area and at the lake day use area parking lot.

Dec 14, 2016 until further notice

During open hours of the Sgt. Darrell S. Cole Memorial Shooting Range, a one-mile section of the park's bicycle trail will be closed to ensure visitor safety. The affected section is between mile markers 6 and 7. During the winter, this closure will be Thursday-Saturday. Further information on hours can be accessed on the Mineral Area College website.

Dec 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 ...

Nov 16, 2016 until further notice

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.

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