Active Advisories

Aug 25, 2016 - Aug 26, 2016

Due to the wet conditions, Opossum Hollow Trail is temporarily closed to bicyclists and McAdoo Trail temporarily closed to equestrian users. All trails are opened to hikers.

Please be careful of debris, wet, or muddy areas of the trails. We anticipate reopening the trails for normal use which includes equestrian and bicycling on Aug. 26.


Aug 24, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016

Park trails are temporarily closed to equestrian and bicycle use due to muddy conditions. The soonest they may reopen is Aug. 27.

Aug 20, 2016 - Oct 31, 2016

The Ballfield Day-Use Area will be closed Aug. 22 through at least Oct. 31. This closure is necessary for the construction of a realigned entrance road and bridge.

Aug 16, 2016 until further notice

Users should be aware that heavy equipment may be on the trail to make repairs between MM 66 and MM 150 during weekdays between August 16 - September 1. 

Aug 15, 2016 until further notice

The following areas are temporarily closed due to area flooding:

-- Allison Day-Use Area access road
-- swimming beach
-- Asher Creek boat ramp

Aug 14, 2016 until further notice

The day-use area is temporarily closed due to flood cleanup.

Aug 8, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016

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

Aug 6, 2016 until further notice

The drinking fountain at the North Jefferson Trailhead is temporarily turned off to allow for repairs. The restrooms are open.

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)
-- from MM 151 to MM 152 (effective Aug. 1, 2016)
-- between Loutre River Bridge at MM 101 to the Rhineland ball field at MM 104.7 (effective Aug. 2, 2016)

Jul 6, 2016 until further notice

The park office is temporarily closed due to fire damage.

May 24, 2016 until further notice

The walkway from the parking lot to Locust Creek Covered Bridge is temporarily closed.

May 2, 2016 until further notice

The open shelter at Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area will be temporarily closed for renovation beginning August 15, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

Apr 15, 2016 until further notice

Please be advised that the westbound Highway 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River is scheduled to be closed from April 29 through - August 29, 2016.  Detour information may be found at the following MODOT link:

Apr 14, 2016 until further notice

A small section of the boardwalk of the Devil's Ice Box Trail that leads to the overlook behind the Rock Bridge is temporarily closed for repair.

Apr 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 ...