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Apr 24, 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 April 26, 2014.

Apr 24, 2014 until further notice

Park trails are temporarily closed to equestrian and bicycle use due to muddy conditions. The soonest they may reopen is April 28.

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 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 215.4 (Boonville to Clifton City) due to recent rainstorms.

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 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 ...