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Apr 17, 2014 - Apr 17, 2014

The following trails are closed April 17 to allow for staff to complete managed burns in the area:

-- Ozark Trail sections in Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
-- Red Trail
-- Mina Sauk Falls Trail

Apr 3, 2014 until further notice

Due to a bridge being out, the section of trail along the Meramec River bluff is temporarily rerouted to the group camp road.

Apr 3, 2014 until further notice

Trail users should be alert for multiple washouts between MM 191.8 and MM 227.1 (Boonville to Sedalia) due to recent rainstorms. A larger washout is fenced off at MM 209.3 so users should exercise caution when passing that area in particular.

Apr 2, 2014 - Apr 28, 2014

Trail users are advised to exercise caution April 14-28 if using the trail near MM 246.7 (west of Windsor).  The public water supply district will be installing a water main under the trail at that location.  The trail will remain open for use, however, users should be alert to workers and vehicles on the trail.

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 27, 2014 until further notice

The campground showerhouse has opened for the season, after a short delay.  The satellite restroom remains closed.  A voluntary boil advisory is posted due to water line repairs made on April 11.

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.

April 12-13, 2014
April 21 - May 11, 2014
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

Mar 10, 2014 - Apr 30, 2014

All trails in Prairie State Park will be closed daily from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m. through April 30, 2014. These temporary closures aid in the protection of the greater prairie chicken.

Feb 3, 2014 - May 18, 2014

The ORV riding area will be closed from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, May 18, 2014. The Leadbelt National Enduro will be held during that time.

Oct 31, 2013 - May 31, 2014
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 through ...
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.

Jun 13, 2013 until further notice

The steel bridge over Little Bonne Femme Creek on Springbrook Trail remains closed due to flood damage.  Once repairs can be completed, the bridge will be reopened.

May 28, 2013 until further notice

The boat ramp remains closed due to extremely low lake levels. All other areas of the park remain open under normal operations.

Apr 15, 2013 until further notice
While construction continues on the new I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge over the Missouri River, trail users should be alert to possible delays ...
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. ...