Coyote Trail and the backpack camp are temporarily closed while bison are potentially in those areas.
The trail is closed until further notice.
Access to the inside of the covered bridge is temporarily closed. Roofing and siding repair work is currently underway.
The vault toilet in the post office day-use area is temporarily closed for repairs. Port-a-potties will be available for visitor use during this closure.
The following is temporarily closed pending repairs:
-- 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
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.
As of Aug. 24, the park remains temporarily closed due to flood damage.
Sinkholes have been fenced off at MM 217 (west of Clifton City) and MM 239.2 (Green Ridge). Trail users should exercise caution in both locations until repairs can be completed.
Visitors to the park should be advised that construction work will be ongoing throughout the park. The park is having a new water line installed alongside many of the park's roadways. There should be little to no interference with your visit to the park.
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.