Active Advisories

Jul 2, 2015 until further notice

The following areas are affected by storm damage:

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

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 10, 2015 until further notice

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

Jun 8, 2015 until further notice

Sinkholes have been fenced off at MM 217 (west of Clifton City) and MM 239.2 (Green Ridge).  Trail users should exercise caution in both locations until repairs can be completed.

May 13, 2015 until further notice

Visitors to the park should be advised that construction work will be ongoing throughout the park. The park is having a new water line installed alongside many of the park's roadways.  There should be little to no interference with your visit to the park.

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 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 ...