The showerhouse in Campground 2 will be closed Sept. 19 through the remainder of the 2016 season. This closure will allow for construction of its replacement. During this time, campers will need to use the restroom and showerhouse facilities in Campground 3 (closest) or Campground 1. The new showerhouse will be open for the 2017 season.
Due to the wet conditions, Opossum Hollow Trail is temporarily closed to bicyclists and McAdoo Trail 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 trails for normal use which includes equestrian and bicycling on Sept. 2.
The swimming beach and Bridge #2 of the paved bicycle trail are tempoarily closed due to flooding.
Park trails are temporarily closed to equestrian and bicycle use due to muddy conditions. The soonest they may reopen is Sept. 2.
The Ballfield Day-Use Area will be closed Aug. 22 through at least Oct. 31. This closure is necessary for the construction of a realigned entrance road and bridge.
Users should be aware that heavy equipment may be on the trail to make repairs between MM 66 and MM 150 during weekdays between August 16 - September 1.
The following areas are currently affected by flood or storm damage. Trail users should exercise caution and be alert for work crews using heavy equipment while repairs are underway.
Closed to all access
-- from MM 34 to MM 36 (east of St. Charles) (effective Dec. 26, 2015)
-- from MM 151 to MM 152 (effective Aug. 1, 2016)
-- between Loutre River Bridge at MM 101 to the Rhineland ball field at MM 104.7 (effective Aug. 2, 2016)
The walkway from the parking lot to Locust Creek Covered Bridge is temporarily closed.
The open shelter at Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area will be temporarily closed for renovation beginning August 15, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
Please be advised that the westbound Highway 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River is scheduled to be closed from April 29 through Fall 2016. Detour information may be found at the following MODOT link: http://www.modot.org/central/MORiverBridgeJC.htm
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.
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 ...
Portions of White River Valley Trail will be closed during the dates below to allow for hunting seasons on Corps of Engineers property.
April 9 - 10, 2016
April 18 - May 8, 2016
Oct. 1 - 31, 2016
Nov. 12 - 27, 2016
Dec. 24, 2016 - Jan. 3, 2017
Closed sections: Trailhead 2; Trailhead 3; on the Blue Loop at White Connector 3; Trophy Run Road
Open sections: Trailhead 1; Red Loop; White Connector 1; White Connector 2; Blue Loop to White Connector 3; White Connector 3
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.
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.