Active Advisories

Jul 22, 2016 until further notice

Trail users are advised to exercise caution on McAdoo Trail as there are downed trees in several areas. Clean up will be completed as soon as possible.

Jul 21, 2016 until further notice

Water is shut off and the showerhouse temporarily closed in Campgrounds 2 and 3 due to low-water pressure from the well.  Portable toilets have been set up in the two campgrounds.  Water and restrooms remain open in Campgrounds 1, 4 and 5 as well as throughout the park.

Jul 18, 2016 - Aug 8, 2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing Hwy DD west of SE 691 Road beginning Monday, July 18, in order to make improvements to the road system.

If traveling east on Hwy DD toward the park,  visitors should watch for detour signs to route you to other roadways, such as Hwy 13 and/or Hwy 50.

Jul 14, 2016 until further notice

Coakley Hollow Trail is temporarily closed until further notice due to the swinging bridge at the trail entrance washing out.

Jul 13, 2016 until further notice

Due to recent storm damage, visitors should be alert for downed trees and debris throughout the site while cleanup is in progress.

Jul 6, 2016 until further notice

The boat ramp is temporarily closed due to area flooding.


Jul 6, 2016 until further notice

The park office is temporarily closed due to fire damage.

Jul 2, 2016 until further notice

Due to the wet conditions the Opossum Hollow Trail will be temporarily closed to bicyclists and McAdoo Trail will be temporarily closed to equestrian users. All trails are opened to hikers.

Please be careful of debris, wet, or muddy areas of the trails. We anticipate reopening the trails for normal use which includes equestrian and bicycling on July 28.


May 24, 2016 until further notice

The walkway from the parking lot to Locust Creek Covered Bridge is temporarily closed.

May 2, 2016 until further notice

The open shelter at Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area will be temporarily closed for renovation beginning August 15, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

Apr 15, 2016 until further notice

Please be advised that the westbound Highway 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River is scheduled to be closed from April 29 through - August 29, 2016.  Detour information may be found at the following MODOT link:

Apr 14, 2016 until further notice

A small section of the boardwalk of the Devil's Ice Box Trail that leads to the overlook behind the Rock Bridge is temporarily closed for repair.

Apr 7, 2016 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 28, 2016 - Jan 3, 2017

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

April 9 - 10, 2016
April 18 - May 8, 2016
Oct. 1 - 31, 2016
Nov. 12 - 27, 2016
Dec. 24, 2016 - Jan. 3, 2017

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

Jan 28, 2016 until further notice

A construction project to widen the shoulders of Hwy. 185 will be ongoing through this fall.  Park visitors should be extra cautious when approaching the park entrance between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Traffic may be temporarily stopped at times. The section being widened is approximately 2.3 miles between the park entrance and the town of Sullivan.