Active Advisories

May 1, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015

St. Joe State Park will be closed for a managed deer hunt on Dec. 12-13, 2015.  Camping also will be closed the night of Dec. 11. Camping for participants in the managed deer hunt will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis at the park.

Apr 7, 2015 until further notice

The outer loop of the equestrian trail is temporarily closed from recent storms.

The paved trail is temporarily closed for construction.

All other trails are open.

Apr 1, 2015 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 ...

Feb 26, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

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

April 11-12, 2015
April 20 - May 10, 2015
Oct. 1 - Nov. 1, 2015
Nov. 14-24, 2015
Dec. 19-29, 2015
Jan. 2-3, 2016

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

Dec 30, 2014 until further notice

Guests should be aware of large construction equipment and/or large trucks traveling through the park and within the park's boundaries due to a construction project along SE 150th Road and along portions of the McAdoo Trail.  The Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Company is replacing the existing pipeline that stretches through the southern half of the park.

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.

Dec 29, 2014 until further notice

Food and disposable containers are not allowed on the trail to the shut-ins. This includes disposable drink containers. Please plan ahead to have a non-disposable, drinking water container with you for your trip.

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. ...

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.

Jul 25, 2013 until further notice

Visitors can expect delays due to construction on the new Missouri River bridge on Hwy. 40/61 ...

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. ...

Jan 28, 2013 until further notice

Missouri’s forests are being threatened and you can help protect them. The emerald ash borer (EAB), an exotic beetle that has killed millions of ash trees in the northern, central and eastern United States, has been found in Missouri. The spread of EAB and other destructive forest pests has been .....

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 ...