Certain areas of the park will be closed to the public on Feb. 23 and Feb. 27 through Mar. 2 in preparation for special wildlife surveys. Park visitors may see extra staff in those locations prior to the actual closures. Closed areas will be signed during the survey periods.
Areas affected are:
-- the entirety of Wilderness Trail
-- the entirety of Natural Wonders Trail
-- road access to the cabin area
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.
White-nose syndrome, a fungus that is fatal to bats but does not affect humans, is found throughout the eastern United States and Canada. ...
Missouri’s forests are being threatened and you can help protect them. The emerald ash borer (EAB), an exotic beetle that has killed millions of ash trees in the northern, central and eastern United States, has been found in Missouri. The spread of EAB and other destructive forest pests has been .....