Active Advisories

May 25, 2018 until further notice

Opening of the swimming beach has been delayed to allow for removal of an invasive plant species. A new beach opening date has not yet been set.

May 24, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018

The Veteran's Memorial Picnic Area will be closed on June 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be the electronics recycling location for the Waste Free at Washington State Park event.

May 24, 2018 until further notice

Opening of the swimming beach has been delayed to allow for removal of an invasive plant species. A new beach opening date has not yet been set.

May 23, 2018 until further notice

Park is temporarily closed until further notice due to flooding. 

May 22, 2018 until further notice

Coakley Hollow Trail is temporarily closed until further notice due to flood damage.

May 21, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018

The Big River Day Use Area and Shelter #2 will be temporarily closed on Sat., July 28 at 8 p.m. due to a special event. 

The area will reopen on Sun., July 29 at 7 a.m.

May 20, 2018 - May 28, 2018

Due to the wet conditions, McAdoo Trail is temporarily closed to equestrian users.

All trails are opened to hikers. Please be careful of debris, wet, or muddy areas of the trails. We anticipate reopening the trail for normal use which includes equestrian on May 28.

May 1, 2018 until further notice

The showerhouse and modern restrooms at Viney Creek Recreation Area are temporarily not available until further notice. The structure is heavily damaged from a fire.  A vault toilet will be available for use. 

It is unknown at this time when this service will be restored.

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 26, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018

The main park entrance road at Finger Lakes State Park is temporarily closed for a dam renovation project beginning Mon., April 30, 2018. The road is anticipated to be re-opened by Fri., July 27, 2018.  

During this closure, visitors will need to use the temporary entrance located off Lake Road which will direct traffic through the Motocross Track parking lot.  View the detour map for details.

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 - 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.

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.

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.