Active Advisories

Jul 8, 2018 until further notice

The trailside camping area is temporarily closed.

All other areas of the park are open under normal on-season operations.

Jun 4, 2018 until further notice

The bridge for Missouri Route 161/Route J across I-70 in Montgomery County will be temporarily closed for a bridge replacement until further notice. 

During the closure of Exit 170, visitors should use Exit 175 (New Florence Exit) and travel to and from the park using the north frontage road.  The north frontage road connects with Missouri Route 161 and TT at Danville.

Jun 3, 2018 until further notice

Portions of Peewah Trail are blocked by downed trees from recent severe storms.

The remainder of the park is open under normal on-season operations. 

Jun 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018

The equestrian trail in Gans Creek Wild Area is open for hiking and equestrian use from June 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018. Bicycles and other mechanized equipment are not allowed in the wild area. Please check the trails hot line 573-442-2249 during wet periods. Trails are closed to equestrian use when trails are muddy. 

May 1, 2018 until further notice

The showerhouse and modern restrooms at Viney Creek Recreation Area will be unavailable until further notice.

The structure was heavily damaged by fire and had to be demolished. 

It is unknown at this time when permanent shower and restroom service will be restored.  

In the meantime, a vault toilet is available for public use. 

Apr 27, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018

For the 2018 Season, Missouri Park Adventures will operate cabin check-in and watercraft rentals from the swimming pool building at Washington State Park.  Thunderbird Lodge will be temporarily closed while a restoration project gets underway.   

Cabin guests and float reservations can contact Missouri Park Adventures by phone at 636-586-2995 for more information.  They may also be reached through their website

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 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

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.