COVID-19 Park and Site Advisories

MISSOURI STATE PARKS COVID-19 Park and Site Advisories (AS OF 6/02/20)

Thank you for your continued support of Missouri State Parks. This page provides a full listing of closures by state park or historic site.

Capacity at state parks and historic sites is monitored closely in order to prevent overcrowding. If nearing capacity, parking lots or gates may close temporarily. For advisories due to capacity or flooding, visit our general advisory page here.

Missouri State Parks campgrounds are open with a number of social distancing measures in place to improve the safety of operations for Missouri State Parks’ guests and staff. For more information, view our full release here.

Arrow Rock State Historic Site
  • Concessionaire restaurant, J. Huston Tavern, is temporarily closed for the 2020 season. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order. See http://hustontavern.com/ for more information.
  • As of Friday, June 5, 2020, Arrow Rock State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center (including restrooms inside the visitor center, water fountains, store, exhibits, auditorium and meeting rooms) is temporarily closed.
Sam A. Baker State Park
  • As of Friday July 3, the Sam A. Baker State Park office and camp fee office is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. The park office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, as staff is available. The camp fee office is open Monday (9 a.m. to 10 a.m.), Tuesday (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Wednesday (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Thursday (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.), Friday (1 p.m. to 7 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • Lodging and retail operations will open May 4, 2020, with limited food service beginning on May 8, 2020 following all social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order. See https://www.samabaker.com/ for more information.
Battle of Athens State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, historic site office is temporarily closed .
Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
  • As of Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Battle of Lexington State Historic Site visitor center, museum and office are open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Face coverings are required. Hours of operation for Anderson House and Battlefield tours can be found on the parks page. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site
  • As of Friday, June 5, 2020, the Battle of Pilot Knob Museum is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Tours will be self-guided with a maximum occupancy of 20 visitors at a time. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Bennett Spring State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the nature center is temporarily closed (including the exhibits).
  • Lodging, retail and food operations reopened May 15, 2020 on a limited capacity following all social distancing guidelines. Restaurant is open for dine in and carry out from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Watercraft rental and pool operations will remain temporarily closed. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order. See http://www.bennettspringstatepark.com/bennettspring/index.jsp for more information.
  • Pool operations will remain temporarily closed for the 2020 season.
Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site
  • As of August 13, 2020, there are no guided tours offered at the Benton Home indefinitely. The visitor center is open; however, visitors cannot enter the studio or house. As an alternate experience, a 15-minute video about Thomas Hart Benton and the house is available on demand. We apologize, but this is for the health and safety of everyone.
    Call 816-931-5722 or email benton.home.state.historic.site@dnr.mo.gov with questions.
    For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Big Oak Tree State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, park office is temporarily closed .
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
  • As of Saturday, June 6, 2020, Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. The first floor of the mill is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. There will be no guided tours at this time. Staff will be available to answer any questions. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Nathan and Olive Boone Historic Site
  • As of Friday, June 5, 2020, Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Tours are offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 .p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tour sizes will be limited to groups of 6 or less, unless from the same family. Guests will need to use the office walk-up window to pay for tours. The walk-up window will open 30 minutes prior to departure time. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site
  • As of Friday, June 5, 2020, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Face coverings are required by local order when social distancing (i.e., a 6-feet distance from others) cannot be maintained. Tours are offered by appointment only at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday. To schedule a tour, call the park office at least 24 hours in advance. Tour participants will be limited. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Castlewood State Park
  • Castlewood State Park reopened for day use on Monday, May 11, 2020.
  • As of 5/11/20, the Train Trestle Bridge will remain closed to help reduce increase visitation to the park until further notice.
  • As of 4/17/20, park office is temporarily closed.
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
  • As of 4/17/20, historic site office is temporarily closed through (including the restrooms inside the office and guided tours. A portable toilet will be available.)
Crowder State Park
  • As of Friday, July 17, the special use area will resume operations with reservations.
  • As of Thursday, July 2, the Crowder State Park office is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. The park office is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Watercraft rentals are available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • As of 4/17/20, organized group camps are temporarily closed.
Cuivre River State Park
  • As of Friday, July 3, the Cuivre River State Park visitor center is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. The visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • As of 4/17/20, organized group camps are temporarily closed.
Deutschheim State Historic Site
  • As of Friday, June 5, 2020, Deutschheim State Historic Site will be open by reservation for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Tours can be made by reservation only for parties of up to 5 people. Please call the historic site to make a reservation. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Dillard Mill State Historic Site
  • As of Wednesday, July 1, Dillard Mill State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. The site office is open 7 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday. There will be times when the office is temporarily closed when staff is working on the grounds or mill. Visitors are encouraged to view signage posted at the site. Restrooms are closed for public use; maps and brochures are available on the exterior of the building. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • Beginning June 18, The 1st floor of the mill will be open to the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation are 10am - 3:30, Thursday – Sunday. There will be no guided tours at this time. Staff will be available to answer any questions.
Echo Bluff State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • Lodging, retail and food operations are fully open while following all social distance guidelines and cleaning protocols. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order. See https://echobluffstatepark.com/ for more information.
Elephant Rocks State Park

 

  • As of Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the food service will be operational on Wednesday through Sunday during park hours and weather dependent. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order.
  • Elephant Rocks State Park reopened for day use on Monday, May 11, 2020.
Finger Lakes State Park
  • Please visit the parks page for more information.
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
  • The historic site visitor center is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Tours are available for up to 5 people. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Graham Cave State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center is temporarily closed.
  • As of 4/9/20, Fern Ridge Trail is designated a one-way trail. Visitors may enter the from Graham Cave Trail junction northeast of the Rock Shelter.
Grand Gulf State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center and gift shop are temporarily closed. Restrooms are available.
Hawn State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office and visitor center, including restroom and gift shop, are temporarily closed.
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site
  • As of Monday, June 1, 2020, Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday; 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; and 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., on Sunday. Tour sizes will be limited. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Johnson's Shut-In State Park
  • As of Wednesday, July 1, the Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park visitor center is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. The visitor center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The park office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • Retail operations are open and following all social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order.
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • As of Monday, June 15, 2020, Scott Joplin House State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Reserved tours are offered Monday through Saturday by calling (314) 340-5790 and are scheduled four times throughout the day at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Knob Noster State Park
  • As of Monday July 13, 2020, Knob Noster State Park office and visitor center are open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • As of 4/17/20, organized group camps are temporarily closed .
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
  • As of Monday, June 1, 2020, the Lake of the Ozark park office is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • As of 5/28/20, Outpost Cabins are open.
  • As of 4/17/20, organized group camps are temporarily closed.
  • As of 5/28/20, primitive camping at Pin Oak Hollow, McCubbins Point, Passover, Carnes Bottom and Swinging Bridges is open.
  • Ozark Caverns visitor center and cave are temporarily closed.
  • Remains open for marina business following all social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order.
Lake Wappapello State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • Lodging operations are fully open and following all social distancing guidelines. The store and watercraft rental will remain closed for the season. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order.
Long Branch State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
Mastodon State Historic Site
  • As of Wednesday, June 24, Mastodon State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The museum will only accept credit and debit for payment. Cash donations may be placed in the donations box. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
Meramec State Park
  • As of Monday, July 20, Fisher Cave will remain closed this season as part of the precautionary measures to protect staff and visitors from COVID-19.
  • As of Friday, July 10, the Meramec State Park office and visitor center are open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. The office and visitor center are open 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday to allow for extra disinfection of the facilities. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • Lodging and retail operations reopened May 4, 2020, with limited food service beginning on May 8, 2020 following all social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order. See https://www.meramecpark.com/index.php for more information.
Missouri Mine State Historic Site
  • As of Friday, June 12, 2020, Missouri Mines State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The museum will be open to individuals, families and small groups – no scheduled group tours. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • As of 4/17/20, the museum is temporarily closed.
Missouri State Museum
  • Missouri State Museum temporary hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., daily. Tours available.
  • Jefferson Landing State Historic Site (Lohman Building) is functioning on its normal hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday.
  • As of 4/17/20, Union Hotel is temporarily closed.
Montauk State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 4/17/20, the Montauk Mill is temporarily closed.
  • Retail and lodging operations are fully open and food service operations are open on a limited capacity following all social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order. See https://montauklodge.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/MontaukLodge/ for more information.
Onondaga Cave State Park
  • Onondaga and Cathedral Cave will remain closed this season as part of the precautionary measures to protect staff and visitors from COVID 19. The park office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center (including exhibits, restrooms inside the visitor center, water fountains, store meeting rooms and cave tours) is temporarily closed.
Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site
  • As of Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to follow signage posted at the historic site. The site office will remain closed to visitors at time. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response
Pershing State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • As of 4/13/20, the loop portion of the Wetlands Boardwalk is temporarily one-way.
Pomme de Terre State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • Lodging and marina operations, including outdoor food service, are fully open while following all social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order. See http://www.mofunparks.com/ for more information.
Prairie State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office and Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center (including exhibits and restrooms) are temporarily closed.
Roaring River State Park
  • As of Wednesday, July 1, the Roaring River State Park nature center is open during revised hours of operation, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday, weekday availability will vary. Please call the nature center for more information 417-847-3742.
  • As of Wednesday, July 1, interpretive programs will resume on a limited basis. Programs will allow a limited number of participants in order to uphold social distancing. Participants must register to guarantee a spot in the program. Call the nature center for more information 417-847-3742.
  • As of 5/22/20, the fish cleaning station has been removed. Anglers are encouraged to clean fish at home or clean fish in the river and toss fish remains into deep water, a common practice at Missouri trout parks. To read the full advisory, click here.
  • As of 3/23/20, concession operated meeting center is temporarily closed.
  • As of 3/23/20, Camp Smokey is temporarily closed
  • Lodging, retail, food operations and convention center are open on a limited capacity following all social distancing guidelines. Pool operations will remain temporarily closed. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order. See http://www.roaringriverstatepark.org/roaringriver/index.jsp for more information.
  • Pool operations will remain temporarily closed for the 2020 season.
Robertsville State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
  • As of Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the park office is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The park office will be closed Friday through Monday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
  • Devil’s Icebox Trail - On recent weekends, the Devil’s Icebox parking lot and trail have been at full capacity. Therefore, we advise visiting on a week day instead, if possible, or selecting an alternative parking location, including the Grassland TH (hike .5 mile north on the Sinkhole Trail) or the picnic area next to Gilbert Shelter and the flushing toilets (hike 1 mile south on the Spring Brook Trail). Visitors are encouraged to pick a different trail to explore. See the park map to view other parks lots and trails.
Route 66 State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the visitor center (including exhibits, restrooms inside the visitor center, water fountains, gift shop, and museum) is temporarily closed.
St. Francois State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
St. Joe State Park
  • As of 4/3/20, the off-road vehicle riding area is temporarily closed; scheduled to reopen for day use on Monday, May 18. A one-day only permit will be required; quantities may be limited.
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
Stockton State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
  • Marina business and boat rentals, lodging and retail will open May 4, 2020, following all social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order. See http://www.stocktonstateparkmarina.com/lodging/ for more information.
Table Rock State Park
  • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed. The exterior window remains available for public information.
  • Marina business and boat rentals reopened May 4, 2020, following all social distancing guidelines. Mask are required inside store and are available for free, if needed. See https://www.stateparkmarina.com/ for more information.
Taum Sauk State Park
    Thousand Hills State Park
    Trail of Tears State Park
    • Trail of Tears State Park visitor center is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. The visitor center is closed Monday through Thursday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
    Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
    • Remains open for marina business following all social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order.
    • As of Thursday, June 4, 2020, Harry S Truman Birthplace is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, with the exception of 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
    Harry S Truman State Park
    • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
    • Remains open for marina business following all social distancing guidelines.
    Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
    • The Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site is open for self-guided tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, by reservation only and limited to 10 people per tour. Reservation must be made at least 24 hours in advance and can be made by calling 573-565-3440.
    • The Mark Twain State Park campground is currently open by reservation only. You can call 877-422-6766 or visit mostateparks.com to make a camping or lodging reservation. Call 573-565-3440 for camping or lodging questions.
    • The Mark Twain State Park office is not open to the public but can be contacted by calling 573-565-3440.
    • The Si Colborn group camp is closed for the 2020 season.
    • Huck Hall enclosed shelter can be reserved by calling 573-565-3440. Current capacity limits for Huck Hall is a maximum of 25 people.
    • The CCC open shelter can be reserved by calling 573-565-3440. Current capacity limits for the CCC shelter is a maximum of 30 people.
    Mark Twain State Park
    • The Mark Twain State Park campground is currently open by reservation only. You can call 877-422-6766 or visit mostateparks.com to make a camping or lodging reservation. Call 573-565-3440 for camping or lodging questions.
    • The Mark Twain State Park office is not open to the public but can be contacted by calling 573-565-3440.
    • The Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site is open for self-guided tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, by reservation only and limited to 10 people per tour. Reservation must be made at least 24 hours in advance and can be made by calling 573-565-3440.
    • The Si Colborn group camp is closed for the 2020 season.
    • Huck Hall enclosed shelter can be reserved by calling 573-565-3440. Current capacity limits for Huck Hall is a maximum of 25 people.
    • The CCC open shelter can be reserved by calling 573-565-3440. Current capacity limits for the CCC shelter is a maximum of 30 people.
    Felix Valle House State Historic Site
    • As of 4/17/20, the Shaw House (including restrooms, water fountain, exhibits, store and tours) is temporarily closed . A portable toilet will be provided during this closure.
    Annie and Abel Meter State Park
    • As of Friday, June 5, 2020, the visitor center and office is open for the public. Based upon Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) recommended COVID-19 capacity limits for occupancy, the visitor center limit is 20 guests at a time. Hours of operation include 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday and closed Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
    Wakonda State Park
    • The Wakonda State Park office is open.
    • Watercraft rentals are available, including Jon boats and kayaks. Hourly rentals are available Monday through Thursday. All day rentals are required Friday through Sunday.
    Wallace State Park
    • As of 4/17/20, the park office is temporarily closed.
    Washington State Park
    • As of Wednesday, July 1, the Washington State Park office is open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
    • As of May 4, 2020, concessionaire operations at Thunderbird Lodge will open. Lodging, float trips, watercraft rental and retail by Missouri Park Adventures will continue following all social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are encouraged and may be required by local order. See https://www.missouriparkadventures.com/ for more information.
    • Pool operations will remain closed for the 2020 season.
    • As of May 18, 2020, campground shower house facilities will be limited to overnight guests only (non-camper use prohibited).
    • As of May 18,2020, a limited number of restroom and shower facilities are open.
    • As of May 18, 2020, campground laundry facilities will remain closed for the 2020 season.
    • As of May 18, 2020, all campsites are reservable and reservations are required. There are no first-come first-serve sites available.
    • During periods of high visitation, the Big River Dayuse Area may be temporarily closed to additional vehicles throughout the day to avoid overcrowding.
    Watkins Mill State Park and State Historic Site
    • As of Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site visitor center, museum and office are open for the public with recommended safety precautions and social distancing measures in place. Historic site ground hours include 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information on the health and safety measures in place, visit https://mostateparks.com/response.
    • As of 4/17/20, visitor center (including exhibits, restrooms inside the visitor center, store, programming and meeting rooms)is temporarily closed.
    Weston Bend State Park
    • Weston Bend State Park reopened for day use on Monday, May 11, 2020.