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:
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
Due to construction work, Eagle's Nest Trail is temporarily closed 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.
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.
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!
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.
Bluff View Trail Spur remains closed due to flooding and storm damage. Bluff View Trail can be accessed at its trailhead at the Fireside Store & Grill parking lot. Plans are underway for reconstruction of the damaged areas.
While pets are allowed in most outdoor areas of the park, they are not allowed on the trail to the shut-Ins. When in allowed areas, pets and their owners must comply with standard rules.
Food and disposable containers are not allowed on the trail to the shut-ins. This includes disposable drink containers. Please plan ahead to have a non-disposable, drinking water container with you for your trip.
The section of Paved Bicycle Path from the campground to the Guy Park Trailhead is closed to bicycles (and all other wheeled devices) until further notice. Hiking is allowed. This restriction is in place due to deteriorating conditions of the trail surface.
Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not allowed on park trails. A bison herd freely graze the park, and this regulation protects both you and your pet. You are welcome to bring your pet to the park’s campground and picnic area, but must follow Missouri State Park’s pet rules, available here. This applies to all types of pets except service animals assisting people with disabilities.