COVID-19 Park and Site Advisories

MISSOURI STATE PARKS COVID-19 Park and Site Advisories (AS OF 6/02/20)

Thank you for your continued support of Missouri State Parks. This page provides a full listing of closures by state park or historic site.

Capacity at state parks and historic sites is monitored closely in order to prevent overcrowding. If nearing capacity, parking lots or gates may close temporarily. For advisories due to capacity or flooding, visit our general advisory page here.

Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open with a number of social distancing measures in place to improve the safety of operations for Missouri State Parks’ guests and staff. For more information, view our full release here.

Arrow Rock State Historic Site
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • Concessionaire restaurant, J. Huston Tavern, is temporarily closed for the 2020 season. See http://hustontavern.com/ for more information.
  • As of Friday, June 5, 2020, Arrow Rock State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center (including restrooms inside the visitor center, water fountains, store, exhibits, auditorium and meeting rooms) is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Sam A. Baker State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office and visitor center (including restrooms inside the exhibits, programming, and meeting rooms) are temporarily closed.
  • Lodging and retail operations will open May 4, 2020, with limited food service beginning on May 8, 2020 following all social distancing guidelines. See https://www.samabaker.com/ for more information.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Battle of Athens State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, historic site office is temporarily closed .
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
  • As of Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Battle of Lexington State Historic Site visitor center, museum and office are open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Anderson House and Battlefield tours are available on Saturday and Sunday only. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center is temporarily closed (including exhibits, restrooms inside the visitor center, water fountains, store and tours).
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Bennett Spring State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the nature center is temporarily closed (including the exhibits).
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
  • Lodging, retail and food operations will open May 15, 2020 on a limited capacity following all social distancing guidelines. Restaurant is open for dine in and carry out from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Watercraft rental will remain temporarily closed. See http://www.bennettspringstatepark.com/bennettspring/index.jsp for more information.
  • Pool operations will remain temporarily closed for the 2020 season.
Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site
  • As of Monday, June 1, 2020, Thomas Hart Benton State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Tours are offered Thursday through Monday and are scheduled five times throughout the day and begin on the hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Big Oak State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, park office is temporarily closed .
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, the mill is temporarily closed .
Nathan and Olive Boone Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, historic site office (including tours, store and restrooms inside the office) is temporarily closed. A public restroom remains available next to the office.
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site
  • As of Friday, June 5, 2020, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Tours are offered by appointment only at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. To schedule a tour, call the park office at least 24 hours in advance. Tour participants will be limited. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Castlewood State Park
  • Castlewood State Park reopened for day use on Monday, May 11, 2020.
  • As of 5/11/20, the Train Trestle Bridge will remain closed to help reduce increase visitation to the park until further notice.
  • As of 4/17/20, park officeis temporarily closed .
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, historic site office is temporarily closed through (including the restrooms inside the office and guided tours. A portable toilet will be available.)
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Crowder State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office (including kayak rental) is temporarily closed.
  • As of 4/17/20, organized group camps are temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Cuivre River State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center (including exhibits, restrooms inside the visitor center, store, programming and meeting rooms) is temporarily closed.
  • As of 4/17/20, organized group camps are temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Deutschheim State Historic Site
  • As of Friday, June 5, 2020, Deutschheim State Historic Site will be open by reservation for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Tours can be made by reservation only for parties of up to 5 people. Please call the historic site to make a reservation. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Dillard Mill State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, historic site office and tours of the mill, including restrooms inside the office, are temporarily closed .
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Echo Bluff State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • Lodging, retail and food operations will open May 4, 2020 on a limited capacity following all social distancing guidelines. See https://echobluffstatepark.com/ for more information.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
Elephant Rocks State Park

 

  • Elephant Rocks State Park reopened for day use on Monday, May 11, 2020.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed
Finger Lakes State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed, including kayak rentals.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center is temporarily closed.
Graham Cave State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
  • As of 4/9/20, Fern Ridge Trail is designated a one-way trail. Visitors may enter the from Graham Cave Trail junction northeast of the Rock Shelter.
Grand Gulf State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center, including restrooms and gift shop are temporarily closed.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Hawn State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office and visitor center, including restroom and gift shop, are temporarily closed.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site
  • As of Monday, June 1, 2020, Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday; 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., on Sunday. Tour sizes will be limited. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Johnson's Shut-In State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center, including exhibits, gift shop, and meeting room, are temporarily closed. The restrooms remain open.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • Retail operations are scheduled to open later this spring.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, historic site is temporarily closed .
Knob Noster State Park
  • As of Monday June 1, 2020, Knob Noster State Park office and visitor center are open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 4/17/20, organized group camps are temporarily closed .
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
  • As of Monday, June 1, 2020, the Lake of the Ozark park office is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 5/28/20, Outpost Cabins are open.
  • As of 4/17/20, organized group camps are temporarily closed.
  • As of 5/28/20, primitive camping at Pin Oak Hollow, McCubbins Point, Passover, Carnes Bottom and Swinging Bridges is open.
  • Ozark Caverns visitor center and cave are temporarily closed.
  • Remains open for marina business following all social distancing guidelines.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Lake Wappapello State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • Lodging and retail operations will open May 8, 2020 on a limited capacity following all social distancing guidelines. Watercraft rental will remain temporarily closed. See http://breakinwavesrentals.com/ for more information. li>
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Long Branch State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Mastodon State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, historic site office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 4/17/20, the museum (including the restrooms inside the museum, exhibits, gift shop, meeting room and water fountains) is temporarily closed. A portable toilet will be available.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Meramec State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center (including exhibits, restrooms inside the visitor center, meeting room, gift shop, water fountains and cave tours) is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • Lodging and retail operations will open May 4, 2020, with limited food service beginning on May 8, 2020 following all social distancing guidelines See https://www.meramecpark.com/index.php for more information.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Missouri Mine State Historic Site
  • As of Friday, June 12, 2020, Missouri Mines State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The museum will be open to individuals, families and small groups – no scheduled group tours. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • As of 4/17/20, the museum is temporarily closed.
Missouri State Museum
  • As of 4/17/20, the Missouri State Museum (inside the state capitol) is temporarily closed.
  • As of 4/17/20, Jefferson Landing State Historic Site is temporarily closed.
  • As of 4/17/20, Union Hotel is temporarily closed.
Montauk State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 4/17/20, the Montauk Mill is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • Partial opening of retail operations on May 4, 2020 and opening lodging and food service on May 8, 2020 on a limited capacity following all social distancing guidelines. See https://montauklodge.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/MontaukLodge/ for more information.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Onondaga Cave State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center (including exhibits, restrooms inside the visitor center, water fountains, store meeting rooms and cave tours) is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, the historic site office (including the restrooms inside the office, store, and tours of all buildings) is temporarily closed . A public restroom remains available in the Prairie Mound School.
Pershing State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
  • As of 4/13/20, the loop portion of the Wetlands Boardwalk is temporarily one-way.
Pomme de Terre State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • Opening May 4, 2020 for lodging, continuing weekend marina operations, including to-go food service while following all social distancing guidelines. See http://www.mofunparks.com/ for more information.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Prairie State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office and Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center (including exhibits and restrooms) are temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
Roaring River State Park
  • As of 5/22/20, the fish cleaning station has been removed. Anglers are encouraged to clean fish at home or clean fish in the river and toss fish remains into deep water, a common practice at Missouri trout parks. To read the full advisory, click here.
  • As of 6/5/20, the Nature Center is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, concession operated meeting center is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3/23/20, Camp Smokey is temporarily closed
  • Lodging, retail and food operations will open May 15, 2020 on a limited capacity following all social distancing guidelines. See http://www.roaringriverstatepark.org/roaringriver/index.jsp for more information.
  • Pool operations and playgrounds will remain temporarily closed for the 2020 season.
Robertsville State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
  • As of 4/7/20, Devil's Ice Box Trail is temporarily changed to one directional traffic to promote Social Distancing until further notice.
Route 66 State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center (including exhibits, restrooms inside the visitor center, water fountains, gift shop, and museum) is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
St. Francois State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
St. Joe State Park
  • As of 4/3/20, the off-road vehicle riding area is temporarily closed; scheduled to reopen for day use on Monday, May 18. A one-day only permit will be required; quantities may be limited.
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Stockton State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • Marina business and boat rentals, lodging and retail will open May 4, 2020, following all social distancing guidelines. See http://www.stocktonstateparkmarina.com/lodging/ for more information.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Table Rock State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed. The exterior window remains available for public information.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • Marina business and boat rentals will open May 4, 2020, following all social distancing guidelines. See https://www.stateparkmarina.com/ for more information.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Taum Sauk State Park
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
Thousand Hills State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • Lodging and food service will open on Friday, May 8, 2020, with marina operations opening on weekends beginning May 8, 2020, following all social distancing guidelines. See https://www.thousandhillskirksville.com/ for more information.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Trail of Tears State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office and visitor center (including exhibits, restrooms inside the visitor center, water fountains, gift shop, meeting rooms) are temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
  • As of Thursday, June 4, 2020, Harry S Truman Birthplace is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, with the exception of 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Harry S Truman State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • Remains open for marina business following all social distancing guidelines.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, the historic site office and visitor center (including exhibits, restrooms inside the visitor center, gift shop, meeting rooms and tours) are temporarily closed .
  • As of 4/17/20, the organized group camps are temporarily closed.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Mark Twain State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 4/17/20, the organized group camps are temporarily closed.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Felix Valle House State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, the Shaw House (including restrooms, water fountain, exhibits, store and tours) is temporarily closed . A portable toilet will be provided during this closure.
Annie and Abel Meter State Park
  • As of Friday, June 5, 2020, the visitor center and office is open for the public. Based upon Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) recommended COVID-19 capacity limits for occupancy, the visitor center limit is 20 guests at a time. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday and closed Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Wakonda State Park
  • The Wakonda State Park office is open.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • Watercraft rentals are available, including Jon boats and kayaks. Hourly rentals are available Monday through Thursday. All day rentals are required Friday through Sunday.
  • The Wakonda State Park Campgrounds are open - Boulder Lake Campground and Wakonda Lake Campground. We are taking existing campground reservations, new reservations and walk-in campers.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Wallace State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Washington State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office (including programming) is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • Lodging, float trips, watercraft rental and concessionaire operations will open May 4, 2020, following all social distancing guidelines. The swimming pool will remain closed for the 2020 season. See https://www.missouriparkadventures.com/ for more information.
  • Pool operations will remain temporarily closed for the 2020 season.
  • As of 5/18/20, campground shower house facilities will be limited to overnight guests only (non-camper use prohibited).
  • As of 5/18/20, a limited number of pit latrines and one shower house are open. Public portable restroom facilities are available at the Memorial Picnic Site, at the Rockywood Trailhead and at the swimming pool picnic area.
  • During periods of high use, the gate to the Big River Day Use Area/road to Shelter #2 may be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic and parking capacity limited to avoid overcrowding. The area remains open to foot traffic from 7 a.m. until sunset.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
  • Big River Day Use Area/road to Shelter #2 is temporarily closed to vehicle traffic, open to foot traffic only.
  • Access road to Shelter #1 is temporarily closed.
Watkins Mill State Park and State Historic Site
  • As of Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site visitor center, museum and office are open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Museum hours include 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The historic site grounds are open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • As of 4/17/20, visitor center (including exhibits, restrooms inside the visitor center, store, programming and meeting rooms)is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3 p.m., Monday May 18, Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open to accommodate existing campground reservations. In addition, new reservations can be made for arrival dates beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.
Weston Bend State Park
  • Weston Bend State Park reopened for day use on Monday, May 11, 2020.
  • As of 4/17/20, all campgrounds is temporarily closed .
  • As of 3/23/20, all playgrounds are temporarily closed.