Park roads will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sept. 12 from approximately 9 a.m. through 12 p.m. (noon). This limitation is necessary for the safety of participants and spectators of the annual triathlon held on park grounds.
Trailheads 1 and 2 on White River Valley Trail will be closed Sept. 11-13 for Outdoor Days festivities. White River Valley Trail will still be accessible from Trailhead 3 during that time.
The following are temporarily closed pending repairs:
-- Boulder Ridge Trail in its entirety
-- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The current status of all designated swimming beaches in Missouri State Parks can be found on the Beach Status page.
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.
The following campsites are temporarily closed due to high lake levels: 27, 36-39, 41-43
Hwy. 94 between Terry Rd. and Schluersburg Rd. in St. Charles Co. will be closed for construction beginning June 29. The trail and Matson Trailhead (MM 60.6) will remain open, however, there will be no vehicle access to the trailhead for the duration of the project. Construction is anticipated to be completed in September.
As of Aug. 24, the park remains temporarily closed due to flood damage.
Some areas of the trail are currently affected by storm damage and flooding. See the table below for more information.
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.
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.