The bike crossing at the pond spillway on White Connector 2 of the White River Valley Trail System currently is closed due to erosion. Trail users will need to use the stepping stones to cross the spillway.
The Oumessourit Wetland Boardwalk trail is temporarily closed due to damage and sediment issues resulting from Spring-Branch Creek rerouting during a flash flood event. This trail runs through the Oumessourit Natural Area and wetland which requires special consideration during the planning and repair process.
The campground boat ramp is temporarily closed due to low water levels.
The boat ramps on U highway and 107 remain open.
The following areas are currently affected by flood or storm damage and not...
Trail users are advised to exercise caution between MM 262.9 (Pleasant Hill) and MM 250 (west of Medford) due to washouts and rough trail surface.
Due to the reduced weight limit, RVs, travel trailers, buses, and 5th wheels are no longer permitted to use the Bramwell entrance to the park. Visitors with these vehicles must use either the main entrance from Hwy 64 or the south entrance from Hwy OO.
Taking some simple precautions can help keep ticks off your body during your next outdoor adventure!
A cooperative effort to trap and collects ticks in Meramec State Park is under way by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). The park and all its facilities remain open under normal on-season operations during the collection process.
Trail users should be cautious of construction equipment on the Rock Island Spur from MM 216.5 to 235.6.
Dam renovations are currently in progress and expected to be completed by the end of the of year. Until the lake project is completed, the swim beach will NOT be maintained or operated. There is limited water access at the boat ramp. Boating activities and all other water activities including canoe and kayak rentals may be impaired due to low water levels and muddy conditions. Please check water levels as they continue to recede with the ongoing renovations.
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.
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.
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
Due to closure of the trail from Griessen Road to Boonville Street in Sedalia, trail users will need to use the road route found here to connect from Griessen Road to the Sedalia Depot.
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.