Active Advisories

Dec 15, 2017 until further notice

A two-mile section of Lincoln Hills Drive between Park Road and Highway KK is temporary closed until further notice due to culvert repair.

Dec 14, 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.

Dec 11, 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.

Nov 30, 2017 until further notice

No tours are being offered until further notice due to renovation work.  Visitors will continue to have access to the first floor of the mill.

Nov 29, 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.

Nov 28, 2017 - Jan 3, 2018

The park's trails will be closed Dec. 23, 2017, through Jan. 3, 2018, during a managed deer hunt on the property.

Nov 28, 2017 - Jan 3, 2018

Current River Trail (that begins in the campground) will be closed Dec. 23, 2017, through Jan. 3, 2018. The trail crosses into lands that will be involved in a managed deer hunt on those days.

All other areas of the park remain open under normal off-season operations.

Nov 27, 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.

Nov 27, 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.

Nov 14, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018

The following parks will be closed on the specified dates below for managed deer hunts:

Park

Date Closed

Knob Noster State Park

Dec. 9-10, 2017*

Mark Twain State Park

Nov 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018

Because of freeze-thaw cycles and extended wet conditions historically experienced during this time period, the equestrian trail in Gans Creek Wild Area is closed Nov. 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. The trail remains open to hikers. Bicycles and other mechanized equipment are not allowed in the wild area.

Nov 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018

Several of the modern restrooms at trailheads with this amenity have been winterized and closed for the season. It is anticipated those will reopen April 1, 2018. All vault toilets will remain open over winter. Additionally, portable toilets have been placed at several of the winterized trailheads as a convenience to trail users.

Below is a list of trailheads with restrooms that remain open, and a list of trailheads with restrooms that are closed.

OPEN

Nov 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018

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 trail as clean up or repairs are completed. During winter months, snow and ice are not removed from the trail or trailheads so extra caution may be needed. All users should be alert to these possible conditions when on the trail and should never go around fenced off closures.

Nov 1, 2017 until further notice

The following areas are temporarily closed due to flood damage:

-- Mudlick Hollow Area of Mudlick Trail System - other areas of the trail system are open with the possibility of encountering minor obstacles
-- Big Creek primitive backpack camp
-- Shut-Ins Gate Rd. (past Cabin 1) open to foot traffic only

The trail access from the Equestrian Campground is open with some minor obstacles in southern most portions. 

Oct 26, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018

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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