Active Advisories

Feb 22, 2017 until further notice

Due to culvert installations, the Visitor Center Road will be temporarily closed beyond the South Shelter beginning Feb. 27th. Access to the campground, Marina day use area and park office will only be accessible from the Ironwood Avenue entrance. It is anticipated to reopen on March 4th.

Detour directions: Follow US-36 E to State Highway O. Take the Missouri O exit from US-36 W. Follow Hickory Street and Ironwood Avenue to Visitor Center Road.


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 .....