Active Advisories

Dec 18, 2014 until further notice

Due to wet conditions, Opossum Hollow Trail is temporarily closed to bicyclists and McAdoo Trail is temporarily closed to equestrian use. The trails will be re-checked on Dec. 20.

Dec 18, 2014 until further notice

The boat launch area is temporarily closed due to predicted winter weather.

Dec 18, 2014 - Feb 28, 2015

Lake Trail at the Outpost cabins is closed due to the renovation work taking place at the cabins.  The trail will reopen March 1, 2015.

Dec 18, 2014 until further notice

Lincoln Hills Rd. is temporarily closed at various times during the winter months due to inclement weather and icy road conditions. During these times of road closure, the main campground can ...

Dec 15, 2014 until further notice

Park trails are temporarily closed to equestrian and bicycle use due to muddy conditions. The soonest they may reopen is Dec. 23.

Dec 8, 2014 until further notice

The boat ramp on Lake Boutin is temporarily closed to allow for repairs. The boat ramp on the Mississippi River remains open for use.

Dec 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Coyote Campground is closed through the end of December 2014 to allow for installation of a culvert tube.  Badger and Puma campgrounds remain open.

Dec 1, 2014 until further notice

Rough areas, minor debris and downed trees can occur at any time on any section of the trail due to weather variations. Staff and equipment could be encountered on the

Nov 10, 2014 until further notice

Beginning in fall 2014 and going through spring 2015, there will be periodic construction work occurring in the campground.  Two new showerhouses will be installed and electrical service upgraded to some campsites.  During the construction work, certain areas of the campground will need to be closed; this will change as construction progresses.  If you are interested in camping at the park during this off-season, please call ahead at 660-442-3770 to find out which campsites will be open during your stay.

Nov 7, 2014 until further notice

Trail users should exercise caution near MM 232.9 (Green Ridge) for the remainder of 2014.  Electrical transmission line installation work will be done on both sides of the trail during this time.

Nov 3, 2014 - May 31, 2015

Because of freeze-thaw cycles and extended wet conditions historically experienced during this time period, the equestrian trail in Gans Creek Wild Area is closed Nov. 3, 2014, through May 31, 2015.  The trail remains open to hikers.  Bicycles and other mechanized equipment are not allowed in the wild area.

Oct 31, 2014 - Mar 31, 2015

All modern restrooms at trailheads with this amenity have been winterized and closed for the season.  It is anticipated they will reopen April 1, 2015.  Vault toilets will remain open over winter.  Additionally, portable toilets will be placed at several of the trailheads that get winterized, as a convenience to trail users.  Below is a list of trailheads with restrooms that will remain open, and a list of trailheads with restrooms that will be closed:

Oct 27, 2014 until further notice

The section of Paved Bicycle Path from the campground to the Guy Park Trailhead is closed to bicycles (and all other wheeled devices) until further notice. Hiking is allowed.  This restriction is in place due to deteriorating conditions of the trail surface and leaf debris.

Oct 23, 2014 until further notice

The playground area is closed until further notice to allow for installation of a new playground unit.

Oct 23, 2014 until further notice

The petroglyph and beach picnic shelters are temporarily closed to allow for construction on the FLATS trail.