Active Advisories

Feb 21, 2018 until further notice

The following areas are temporarily closed due to flooding:

-- St. Francois River Boat ramp
-- Campground 1 and boat ramp entrance gate
-- accessible bike/walking path
-- Campground 2 

The rest of the park is open under normal, off-season operations. 

Nov 1, 2017 until further notice

The following areas are temporarily closed due to flood damage:

-- Mudlick Hollow Area of Mudlick Trail System - other areas of the trail system are open with the possibility of encountering minor obstacles
-- Big Creek primitive backpack camp
-- Shut-Ins Gate Rd. (past Cabin 1) open to foot traffic only

The trail access from the Equestrian Campground is open with some minor obstacles in southern most portions. 

Jun 30, 2017 until further notice

Taking some simple precautions can help keep ticks off your body during your next outdoor adventure!

Jan 28, 2013 until further notice

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