(Graniteville) Pictures on social media over the weekend, showing some state parks packed with people not adhering to social distancing, may have caused the temporary closure of four of Missouri’s parks and the partial closure of one additional park.
This goes into effect Thursday evening at 5 and will continue through April 30th.
Elephant Rocks State Park in Graniteville was one of those parks packed with people and it is one of the four state parks that will close Thursday.
The state park with partial closing is St. Joe State Park.
That park in Park Hills will close their off-road vehicle riding area.
Other state parks closing completely on Thursday are Castlewood State Park, Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site and Weston Bend State Park.
Also, gates to individual parking lots may close at all state parks if they reach capacity.