Active Advisories

Apr 20, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018

The frost-free water spigot in the campground will be turned off during the month of November. This shut-off is necessary to allow work on the new water system being installed.

The campground will remain open, however, campers will need to plan accordingly and bring along any needed water for their stay.

Apr 4, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

The swimming beach at Finger Lakes State park is closed for the 2018 season to allow for dam renovations.

Apr 1, 2018 until further notice

The park's water system is being upgraded. During this time, the drinking fountains are unavailable. Those planning a visit to the park should pack along their own water. Bottled water will be available for purchase through vending machines located at each of the restroom locations.

Apr 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018

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 trail as clean up or repairs are completed.  All users should be alert to these possible conditions when on the trail and should never go around fenced off closures.

Area flooding also can affect the trail.  For information about Missouri River levels and how they may impact the Katy Trail, visit the Potential Flood Locations page.

Mar 1, 2018 until further notice

Visitors to the historic site should be cautious of construction work until further notice. While the bridge will always be viewable from the site's parking lot and informational kiosk, there may be times when the bridge will be inaccessible. Visitors should use caution and follow directions of signage and construction staff on site. 

Feb 27, 2018 until further notice

Visitors should be cautious of construction and landscaping work as work continues around the showerhouse facilities in Campground 1. 

Feb 26, 2018 until further notice

Due to the Capitol Construction Project beginning Friday, March 2, 2018, visitors to the Missouri State Museum should be aware of the following changes to building access:

Feb 15, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019

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

April 7, 2018 & April 8, 2018
April 16, 2018 through May 6, 2018
October 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018
November 10, 2018 through December 2, 2018
December 22, 2018 through January 1, 2019

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

Jan 29, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018

Due to a special event, the Petroglyph site will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 11, 2018 through 10 a.m., Aug. 12, 2018. 

Jan 26, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018

The picnic area and boat launch area will be closed Sept. 7 – 9, 2017, for the annual Outdoor Days of the Ozarks event. Set up will begin on the 7th with the event open to the public on the 8th and 9th

Dec 29, 2017 until further notice

Due to construction work, Eagle's Nest Trail is temporarily closed until further notice.

Oct 26, 2017 until further notice

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.

Oct 3, 2017 until further notice

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.

Jul 31, 2017 until further notice

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. 

Jun 30, 2017 until further notice

Taking some simple precautions can help keep ticks off your body during your next outdoor adventure!

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