Active Advisories

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 30, 2014 until further notice

Caution is advised when on the south end of Paved Bicycle Trail through March 2015.  Repair work is being done which may cause temporary detours along that portion of the trail.

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.

Dec 18, 2014 until further notice

Lincoln Hills Rd. is temporarily closed at various times during the winter months due to inclement weather and icy road conditions. During these times of road closure, the main campground can ...

Dec 8, 2014 until further notice

The boat ramp on Lake Boutin is temporarily closed to allow for repairs. The boat ramp on the Mississippi River remains open for use.

Dec 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 ...

Nov 10, 2014 until further notice

Construction and upgrades are currently underway at the campground...

Nov 3, 2014 - May 31, 2015

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 May 31, 2015. ...

Oct 31, 2014 - Mar 31, 2015

All modern restrooms at trailheads with this amenity have been winterized and closed for the season. Portable toilets will be placed at several of these trailheads ....

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. ...

Oct 23, 2014 until further notice

The petroglyph and beach picnic shelters are temporarily closed to allow for construction on the FLATS trail.

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 ...

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.

Beginning March 30, 2015, the trail from the Gilbert Spur to its intersection with White Connector #5 will be closed until further notice. This closure will allow for repair of the bridge and could last through May.

The remainder of Springbrook Trail is open.