Active Advisories

Nov 24, 2015 - Nov 24, 2015

White Oaks and Pickle Creek trails are closed Nov. 24 while staff conduct a managed burn in the area.

Nov 23, 2015 until further notice

The frost-free water spigots in Mississippi River Campground and at Wescoat Shelter are temporarily turned off due to a maintenance issue. There is no water available in the campground.

Nov 20, 2015 until further notice

The Allison Day-Use Area (including Beach Rd) is temporarily closed due to hazardous travel conditions from fall flooding.

Park visitos also should be cautious in these other areas:

  • Allison Point Road
  • Marina Road

The remainder of the park is open under normal off-season operations.

Nov 18, 2015 until further notice

The boardwalk is temporarily closed due to damage from recent storms.

Nov 2, 2015 - May 31, 2016

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. 2, 2015, through May 31, 2016.  The trail remains open to hikers.  Bicycles and other mechanized equipment are not allowed in the wild area.

Nov 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2016

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, 2016. 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.


Sep 30, 2015 until further notice

Coyote Trail and the backpack camp are temporarily closed while bison are potentially in those areas.

Sep 15, 2015 until further notice

The trail is closed until further notice.

Sep 2, 2015 until further notice

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.

Aug 10, 2015 - May 31, 2016

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.

Aug 5, 2015 until further notice

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.

Jul 2, 2015 until further notice

The following areas are affected by storm damage:

-- River Cave Day-Use Area has several downed trees and a lot of mud coverage. Park users should avoid that area.
-- Dolomite Trail

Jun 26, 2015 until further notice

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.

Jun 10, 2015 until further notice

As of Aug. 24, the park remains temporarily closed due to flood damage.

Jun 8, 2015 until further notice

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.