Park Alerts . . .

Park Closures

Park Alerts . . .

Trail Closures

Oct. 20, 2018 - Elevated trails are open, but portions of the Loop Trail are closed due to extensive damage from flooding. Primitive campground remains closed through Oct. 25.


Check here for updates or on the park's Twitter or Facebook for trail closure updates.

Hunt Closures

The park will be closed on the following dates:

*From 3 p.m. on Oct. 22 until 2 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2018.
*From 3 p.m. on Nov. 12 until 2 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2018.
*From 3 p.m. on Dec. 3 until 2 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2018.
*From 3 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2019 until 2 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2019.

Only drawn permitted hunters will be allowed in during these dates. Contact the park for more information. 

Max Capacity Closures

The park closes often due to reaching parking capacity.

We experience a very high volume of visitors on all weekends and school holidays. Closures are guaranteed on all Saturdays from September through July 4 weekend. We also close on most Sundays and school holidays. The line often forms as early as 8 a.m. and park closure can happen as early as 9 a.m.

Once the park fills in the morning, we will issue parking slips to the next 200 vehicles. Passes guarantee a place in the park that same afternoon. No parking is allowed on the sides of RR 965 at any time.

Visitors with camping reservations may enter the park throughout the day.

Check our Twitter or Facebook for closure updates or contact the park. The park office opens at 8:30 a.m.

Flashing signs on approaching roads will also alert you if the park is closed. One sign is north of Fredericksburg on R.R. 965; the other is on Hwy. 16 near the R.R. 965 intersection.