The backpack camp is temporarily closed while bison are potentially in those areas.
The Limestone Hill Trail crossing at Seckman Road is temporarily closed due to damage of the platform and steps. Access to the Limestone Hill trail is available from the Museum parking lot and access to the Spring Branch Trail is available from the Picnic Area parking lot.
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.
Water is temporarily unavailable at the upper castle parking lot at the castle trail and the double castle parking lot areas due to a damaged water line. Drinking fountains are turned off at these locations while repairs are being done. Water is available at the Natural Bridge parking lot, the Post Office day-use area, and the visitor center.
The restroom in Campground Section 3 has been closed to allow for removal and preparation of a new restroom/showerhouse. The closure is expected to be in effect through November. All other restroom facilities in the remaining campground sections are open under normal operations.
The showerhouse in Campground 2 will be closed Sept. 19 through the remainder of the 2016 season. This closure will allow for construction of its replacement. During this time, campers will need to use the restroom and showerhouse facilities in Campground 3 (closest) or Campground 1. The new showerhouse will be open for the 2017 season.
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.
Due to a water issue, drinking water and restrooms are temporarily unavailable at Elephant Rocks State Park.
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)
The park office is temporarily closed due to fire damage.
The walkway from the parking lot to Locust Creek Covered Bridge is temporarily closed. During this time there is no access to the bridge.
The open shelter at Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area will be temporarily closed for renovation beginning August 15, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
Please be advised that the westbound Highway 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River is scheduled to be closed from April 29 through Fall 2016. Detour information may be found at the following MODOT link: http://www.modot.org/central/MORiverBridgeJC.htm
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.