Active Advisories

Oct 5, 2018 until further notice

Due to construction at the hatchery, Deer Leap Trail will be temporarily closed from the spring trailhead to the intersection of white connector trail from Sun. Oct 7 until further notice.


The rest of the trail remains open under normal, on-season operations.

May 1, 2018 until further notice

The showerhouse and modern restrooms at Viney Creek Recreation Area will be unavailable until further notice.

The structure was heavily damaged by fire and had to be demolished. 

It is unknown at this time when permanent shower and restroom service will be restored.  

In the meantime, a vault toilet is available for public use. 

Dec 29, 2017 until further notice

Due to construction work, Eagle's Nest Trail is temporarily closed until further notice.

Jun 30, 2017 until further notice

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

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 .....