Active Advisories

Sep 3, 2015 until further notice

Access to the inside of the covered bridge is temporarily closed. Roofing and siding repair work is currently underway.

Sep 2, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015

Park guests should be alert to construction equipment in the park at the following locations through Sept. 20:

-- along SE 871 Road
-- along SE 751 Road

Construction equipment will be along each road at the construction sites. There will be orange marker cones at the sites. The roads will be open for visitors.

Sep 2, 2015 until further notice

The vault toilet in the post office day-use area is temporarily closed for repairs.  Port-a-potties will be available for visitor use during this closure.

Aug 27, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015

Park roads will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sept. 12 from approximately 9 a.m. through 12 p.m. (noon). This limitation is necessary for the safety of participants and spectators of the annual triathlon held on park grounds.

Aug 26, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015

Trailheads 1 and 2 on White River Valley Trail will be closed Sept. 11-13 for Outdoor Days festivities.  White River Valley Trail will still be accessible from Trailhead 3 during that time.

Aug 24, 2015 until further notice

The following are temporarily closed pending repairs:

-- Boulder Ridge Trail  in its entirety
-- upper section of Spring Trail (the connector across from the old post office to the site of the old mill)

The main trail to the spring as well as the section of boardwalk that starts at the spring and goes up the hill to the castle area remains open.

Aug 13, 2015 until further notice

A portion of the parking area at the North Jefferson Trailhead is closed until mid-October while crews install a picnic shelter and expanded parking.  Trail users will need to be alert to heavy equipment and staff working in the area during this time.

Aug 10, 2015 - May 31, 2016

The 215 Highway Bridge (Mile-long Bridge) over Stockton Lake will be closed for resurfacing beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The bridge is expected to be closed until late May 2016. Guests traveling from the north, through the Stockton area, should expect a detour.

From Stockton: travel south on Hwy. 39 for 11 miles to Arcola; at Arcola, turn left, east, on Route Y for 9 miles to the junction of Route Y and Hwy. 215. Turn left (north) and follow Hwy. 215 approximately 4 miles to Stockton State Park.

Aug 5, 2015 until further notice

Beginning Aug. 6, 2015, Blue Heron Trail (near the visitor center) is be closed for renovation.

All other areas of the park remain open under normal operating hours.

Jul 2, 2015 until further notice

The following areas are affected by recent storms:

-- River Cave Day-Use Area has several downed trees and a lot of mud coverage. Park users should avoid that area.
-- River Cave Overlook
-- Dolomite Trail

Jul 2, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015

The current status of all designated swimming beaches in Missouri State Parks can be found on the Beach Status page.

Jun 26, 2015 until further notice

While the phone system is being upgraded,  there is temporarily only one phone line open to receive calls.  Should you get a busy signal, please try your call again later.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Jun 17, 2015 until further notice

Hwy. 94 between Terry Rd. and Schluersburg Rd. in St. Charles Co. will be closed for construction beginning June 29. The trail and Matson Trailhead (MM 60.6) will remain open, however, there will be no vehicle access to the trailhead for the duration of the project. Construction is anticipated to be completed in September.

Jun 10, 2015 until further notice

As of Aug. 24, the park remains temporarily closed due to flood damage.

Jun 8, 2015 until further notice

Some areas of the trail are currently affected by storm damage and flooding. See the table below for more information.