Active Advisories

Dec 7, 2016 until further notice

Contractors will be working on entrance doors to the Capitol Building beginning on Thursday, December 8, 2016 and continuing through Wednesday, December 14th.  Each entryway indicated in the schedule below will be temporarily closed while work is being completed. Visitors will need to use alternate entryways on those days. 

Dec 7, 2016 until further notice

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 ...

Dec 5, 2016 until further notice

Katy Trail State Park will be closed beginning Monday, December 5, 2016 from MM 229.2 at Hwy 65 to MM 230.8 at West 32nd Street in Sedalia due to maintenance work.  There is NO detour available for this closure.  The trail is scheduled to reopen on January 1, 2017.

Nov 23, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016

The Missouri American Indian Cultural Center will be closed Dec. 10-11, 2016. It will reopen as usual on Dec. 17.

Nov 16, 2016 until further notice

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.

Nov 14, 2016 until further notice

The section of Katy Trail State Park from Griessen Road to Boonville Street in Sedalia will be closed beginning Monday, November 14, 2016 until further notice.  Cyclist will need to use the road route provided below to connect from Griessen Road to the Sedalia Depot.  

Nov 14, 2016 until further notice

The vault toilet in the Buteo Day Use Area and Showerhouse 1 in the campground are temporarily closed to allow for removal and preparation of a new vault toilet and restroom/showerhouse. 

Nov 8, 2016 until further notice

The following parks will be closed on the specified dates...

Nov 8, 2016 until further notice

Beginning Nov. 15, all water spigots in Trail of Tears State Park will be turned off to allow for repairs to the water line until further notice. Campers and visitors will have no access to water during this time, and should plan accordingly. 

Nov 1, 2016 until further notice

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, 2017. 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.


Nov 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017

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, 2016, through May 31, 2017.  The trail remains open to hikers.  Bicycles and other mechanized equipment are not allowed in the wild area.

Sep 20, 2016 until further notice

Campground 2 will be closed Oct. 3-Dec. 31, 2016, to allow for removal of the showerhouse and construction of its replacement.

During this time, Campground 1 will remain open and available for reservation.

Aug 8, 2016 until further notice

Due to a water issue, drinking water and restrooms are temporarily unavailable at Elephant Rocks State Park.

Aug 3, 2016 until further notice

The following areas are currently affected by flood or storm damage. Trail users should exercise caution  and be alert for work crews using heavy equipment while repairs are underway.

Closed to all access
-- from MM 34 to MM 36 (east of St. Charles) (effective Dec. 26, 2015)

Jul 6, 2016 until further notice

The park office is temporarily closed due to fire damage.