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What are the operation hours of the Katy Trail State Park?
The park is open sunrise to sunset.
Is camping available along the Katy Trail?
Yes, camping is available at public and privately owned campgrounds adjacent to the trail. Missouri State Parks does not provide camping.
Public Camping Along Katy Trail State Park in Jefferson City | Provided by Missouri State Parks
|143.2||North Jefferson Recreation Area**||927 Fourth St., Jefferson City, Mo.65101||City of Jefferson Parks, Recreation and Forestry||573-634-6482|
**Follow Jefferson City Katy Trail Spur one mile; turn right onto 4th St. to Cottonwood Dr. (approx. 0.4 mile)
May I bring my pet onto the trail?
Yes, but all pets must be leashed for their protection and that of other visitors and wildlife.
Are water and restrooms available along the trail?
Yes, but they are not available at every trailhead. Water is turned off and restrooms are closed from November 1 to April 1. Refer to Trail Services updated by the Missouri State Parks for additional information.
What are permitted uses of the trail?
The trail has been designed specifically for walking and bicycling. All motorized equipment is prohibited except official end emergency vehicles. Electrically assisted pedal-powered bicycles and tricycles (maximum speed of 20 mph) are allowed. Also allowed are electrically powered mobility devices for persons with disabilities, such as Segways and electric golf carts. Gas-powered vehicles, including ATVs and ORVs, are not allowed.
No hunting or discharging of firearms is allowed. All state park rules apply and are posted at trailheads. Horses are permitted from Clinton to the state fairgrounds in Sedalia and from Tebbetts to Portland.
How can I safely cross the Missouri River bridge to and from Jefferson City?
The Pat Jones Pedestrian and Bicycle Lane is connected to the northbound lane, which safely separates pedestrians and cyclists from vehicular traffic.
How do I protect myself on the trail?
For your safety and protection, law enforcement services are provided by the Missouri State Park Rangers. These safety tips will help you get the most out of your trail experience:
- Avoid running/walking by yourself
- Tell someone when you're going and when you expect to be back
- Bring a cell phone and ID
- Carry a whistle and/or pepper spray
- Avoid using headphones
- Check the weather
- Be aware of your surroundings and location
- Choose appropriate clothing/footwear
- Secure your vehicle
Who should I contact to report suspicious activity or an emergency?
For suspicious activity, call 800-334-6946
For emergencies, call 911 (or *55 from a cell phone)