The camping and day-use areas are temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions from winter weather.
Trails remain open.
Taking some simple precautions can help keep ticks off your body during your next outdoor adventure!
Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not allowed on park trails. A bison herd freely graze the park, and this regulation protects both you and your pet. You are welcome to bring your pet to the park’s campground and picnic area, but must follow Missouri State Park’s pet rules, available here. This applies to all types of pets except service animals assisting people with disabilities.
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 .....