Active Advisories

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.

May 12, 2022 until further notice

Big Lake State Park and campground are open ...

Jul 30, 2020 until further notice

A 0.1-mile section of the Quarry Trail is temporarily closed due to ...

Jun 3, 2020 until further notice

Lewis and Clark State Park and campground are open ....

May 14, 2020 until further notice

The following locations have temporary detours in place...

Apr 4, 2019 until further notice

Do not eat largemouth or smallmouth bass 12 inches or larger in size, due to...

Jun 30, 2017 until further notice

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

Dec 29, 2014 until further notice

While pets are allowed in most outdoor areas of the park, they are not allowed on the trail to the shut-ins. When in allowed areas, pets and their owners must comply with standard rules.

Apr 21, 2014 until further notice

Due to the unique and rare diversity of life preserved at Prairie State Park, pets are not...

Feb 27, 2011 until further notice

The old Route 66 bridge that goes through the park has been permanently closed. Click here for more information. Note: With the closing of the Old Route 66 Bridge, there are ...

Feb 25, 2011 until further notice

St. Joe State Park's location in the old "Lead Belt" and the associated mine tailings used for off-road vehicle riding represent a unique management challenge. The Department ...