Active Advisories

Feb 9, 2016 until further notice

The park gates are temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions from winter weather.

Feb 9, 2016 until further notice

The campground and day-use area are temporarily closed to vehicular traffic due to hazardous conditions from winter weather.

Feb 9, 2016 until further notice

Hill Road and Overlook Road are temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions from winter weather.

Feb 8, 2016 until further notice

The Hermitage Campground boat ramp is temporarily closed due to high lake level.

Feb 8, 2016 until further notice

The dump station at Bennett Spring State Park is temporarily closed for repairs.

Feb 5, 2016 until further notice

The playground is temporarily closed for renovation.

Jan 28, 2016 until further notice

A construction project to widen the shoulders of Hwy. 185 will be ongoing through this fall.  Park visitors should be extra cautious when approaching the park entrance between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Traffic may be temporarily stopped at times. The section being widened is approximately 2.3 miles between the park entrance and the town of Sullivan.

More specific closure times will be posted below if available:

-- Expect delays Feb. 8 due to the north-bound lane of Hwy. 185 being closed from 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Jan 25, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016

The ORV riding area will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. The Leadbelt National Enduro will be held during that time.

Jan 22, 2016 until further notice

Stinging Nettle Trail and the Park Contact Station are temporarily closed due to recent flooding.

Jan 20, 2016 until further notice

The following areas are temporarily closed due to flooding:

-- pedestrian access through Kircher Park
-- playground

Jan 11, 2016 until further notice

All three park boat ramps are temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions from winter weather.

Dec 28, 2015 until further notice

The following areas are currently affected by flooding. Trail users should exercise caution in all areas as work crews assess the trail for damage and water over the trail. Also be alert for work crews using heavy equipment while repairs are underway. .....

Dec 27, 2015 until further notice

The following areas are temporarily closed to vehicular traffic:

-- Shelter B day-use area
-- Whistle Bridge
-- the wooden bridge

Portions of Campground 1 have been reopened. These remaining closures are due to damage from recent flooding.

Dec 26, 2015 until further notice

Blue Heron Trail is temporarily closed due to flooding and damage.

Dec 26, 2015 until further notice

Users of Mudlick Trail or Shut-Ins Trail should be alert to portions of the trails at creek crossings and low-lying areas that may be impassable due to flooding or debris. Users may come across obstacles such as erosion and fallen trees from recent storms. Repairs will be made as soon as is practical.

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