Active Advisories

Mar 19, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015

All trails in Prairie State Park will be closed daily from 4 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. through April 30, 2015. These temporary closures aid in the protection of the greater prairie chicken. Hiking is allowed from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Jan 8, 2015 until further notice

Portion of Coyote Trail are under construction and temporarily closed.  While hikers can still use part of the trail, they will only be able to hike in and back out on the same section.

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.

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 .....