Active Advisories

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

Dec 26, 2015 until further notice

The following areas remain closed due to flooding and storm damage:

-- campground
-- Bluff View Trail Spur (Bluff View Trail can be accessed at its trailhead at the Fireside Store & Grill parking lot)

Apr 15, 2013 until further notice

White-nose syndrome, a fungus that is fatal to bats but does not affect humans, is found throughout the eastern United States and Canada. ...

Jan 28, 2013 until further notice

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 .....