Active Advisories

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Jan 15, 2021 until further notice

Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Wilderness Trail will be temporarily closed during the week to allow for ...

Oct 23, 2020 - Mar 31, 2021

From Oct. 26 to March 31, restrooms will be closed and water turned off at several of the Katy Trail State Park and Rock Island Spur trailheads.

Jul 30, 2020 until further notice

A 0.1-mile section of the Quarry Trail is temporarily closed due to ...

Jun 3, 2020 until further notice

Beginning June 8 the park will partially open for...

Apr 4, 2019 until further notice

Do not eat largemouth or smallmouth bass 12 inches or larger in size, due to...

Mar 27, 2019 until further notice

The park is partially closed due to...

Oct 3, 2017 until further notice

Oumessourit Wetland Boardwalk Trail remains closed until ....

Jun 30, 2017 until further notice

Taking some simple precautions can help keep ticks off your body during your next outdoor adventure!

Apr 21, 2014 until further notice

Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not...

Feb 27, 2011 until further notice

The old Route 66 bridge that goes through the park has been permanently closed. Click here for more information. Note: With the closing of the Old Route 66 Bridge, there are ...

Feb 25, 2011 until further notice

St. Joe State Park's location in the old "Lead Belt" and the associated mine tailings used for off-road vehicle riding represent a unique management challenge. The Department ...