Active Advisories

Feb 24, 2017 until further notice

The vault toilet located in the special use camping area is temporarily closed until further notice.  A portable toilet has been made available for users of the special use camping area. 

Feb 23, 2017 until further notice

The boat launch at Public Beach 1 is temporarily closed due to low lake levels.

Feb 23, 2017 - Mar 2, 2017

Certain areas of the park will be closed to the public on Feb. 23 and Feb. 27 through Mar. 2 in preparation for special wildlife surveys. Park visitors may see extra staff in those locations prior to the actual closures.  Closed areas will be signed during the survey periods.

Areas affected are:
-- the entirety of Wilderness Trail
-- the entirety of Natural Wonders Trail
-- road access to the cabin area

Feb 22, 2017 until further notice

The LaBarque Hills Trail is temporarily closed until further notice due to construction of the trailhead.

Feb 22, 2017 until further notice

The historic site is under a burn advisory until further notice. Contained charcoal fires used for cooking as well as gas and cook top stoves are highly recommended during this time. Open fires such as campfires are not recommended due to continued windy and dry conditions. 

Feb 22, 2017 until further notice

Due to culvert installations, the road into the campground at the park is temporarily closed until at least March 31, 2017.

Feb 22, 2017 until further notice

Due to culvert installations, the Visitor Center Road will be temporarily closed beyond the South Shelter beginning Feb. 27th. Access to the campground, Marina day use area and park office will only be accessible from the Ironwood Avenue entrance. It is anticipated to reopen on March 4th.

Detour directions: Follow US-36 E to State Highway O. Take the Missouri O exit from US-36 W. Follow Hickory Street and Ironwood Avenue to Visitor Center Road.


Feb 6, 2017 until further notice

Two showerhouses in Campground 1 will be temporarily closed in order to allow for the construction of their replacement. Visitors should be aware facilities may not be available at times during construction. 

Jan 26, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017

The showerhouse in Raccoon Ridge Campground will be temporarily closed from Tuesday, September 5 to Monday, September 18, 2017 in order to allow for building maintenance. The showerhouses in Buck Ridge and Thorny Ridge will still be available. 

Jan 26, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018

Portions of White River Valley Trail will be closed during the dates below to allow for hunting seasons on Corps of Engineers property.

April 8 - 9, 2017
April 17 - May 7, 2017
Oct. 1 - 31, 2017
Nov. 11 - 26, 2017
Dec. 23, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018


Closed sections:  Trailhead 2; Trailhead 3; on the Blue Loop at White Connector 3; Trophy Run Road


Open sections:  Trailhead 1; Red Loop; White Connector 1; White Connector 2; Blue Loop to White Connector 3; White Connector 3

Jan 10, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017

The ORV riding area will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. The Leadbelt National Enduro will be held during that time.

Jan 4, 2017 until further notice

Lincoln Hills Road is temporarily closed at various times during the winter months due to inclement weather and icy road conditions.  During these times of road closure, the main campground can be accessed from Walker Road.   Cheatham Road will also be closed during these times.  The boat launch area is also closed.   The visitor center is open during the week and closed on the weekends.

Dec 22, 2016 until further notice

The main portion of the boat launch ramp is temporarily closed and both courtesy docks are unavailable for use until further notice due to low water conditions.  One lane of the ramp which extends farther out into the lake remains open for use.

Dec 14, 2016 until further notice

During open hours of the Sgt. Darrell S. Cole Memorial Shooting Range, a one-mile section of the park's bicycle trail will be closed to ensure visitor safety. The affected section is between mile markers 6 and 7. During the winter, this closure will be Thursday-Saturday. Further information on hours can be accessed on the Mineral Area College website.

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 ...