Active Advisories

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 27, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

With roof construction underway, historic site tours are not being offered during the week of Oct. 27, 2014.

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.

Oct 22, 2014 - Nov 4, 2014

Due to repair work by Consolidated Water, the modern restroom at the Hartsburg Trailhead will be closed Nov. 3 and 4.

Oct 21, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

Due to lift station failure, the two modern restrooms in the day-use area have closed early for the season.  They will be reopened for in the 2015 season.

Sep 30, 2014 until further notice

The backpack camp is temporarily closed while bison are in that area.

Sep 29, 2014 - Feb 28, 2015

The Outpost cabins will be closed beginning Jan. 5, 2015, to allow for renovation of the shared showerhouse. The cabins and new showerhouse are expected to be available by the end of February.

Sep 26, 2014 until further notice

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge is temporarily closed for a roofing project. The rest of the day-use area remains open.

Aug 1, 2014 - Dec 16, 2014

Three bridges will be replaced on the Katy Trail this fall, one at MM 105.7 near Rhineland, one at MM 93.5 near Gore and one at MM 77.4 just east of Marthasville.  Construction for two of the bridges began Oct. 22 and the third will begin Oct. 29, with anticipated reopening by Dec. 17....

Jun 18, 2014 until further notice

The paved road that passes in from of Cabin 1 and leads to the gate at the old Shut-Ins Road is temporarily closed. Large pieces of the paved were destroyed during spring flooding.

Access to the cabins is not impacted by this closure. Big Creek can be accessed from other parking lots.

Apr 21, 2014 until further notice

Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not allowed on park trails.  A bison herd of more than 100 head 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.

Apr 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

Mar 24, 2014 until further notice

Portions of White River Valley Trail will be closed during the dates below to allow for hunting seasons on Corps of Engineers property.

Oct. 1 - Nov. 2, 2014
Nov. 15-25, 2014
Dec. 20-30, 2014
Jan. 3-4, 2015

Closed sections:  Trailhead 2; Trailhead 3; on the Blue Loop at White Connector 3; Trophy Run Road

Open sections:  Trailhead 1; Red Loop; White Connector 1; White Connector 2; Blue Loop to White Connector 3; White Connector 3

Jul 25, 2013 until further notice

Visitors can expect delays due to construction on the new Missouri River bridge on Hwy. 40/61 and on Hwy. 109 near the Hwy. 100 overpass.  Overpass closures and lane restrictions may slow down traffic.