State parks in Missouri will be closed as of 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2, to address overcrowding as the coronavirus continues to spread in the state.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources plans to close Castlewood, Elephant Rocks, Watkins Woolen Mill and Weston Bend State Parks. St. Joe State Park will close the off-road vehicle riding area.
The closures will last until April 30.
Missouri DNR director, Carol Comer, said, as conditions and recommendations change, they’ll make additional closures as needed.