Current status of National Park closures due to COVID-19

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On April 2, 2020, the National Park Service has announced the closure of two more national parks, Grand Canyon and Joshua Tree due to COVID-19.

A few of the major parks that are still open to visitors (with minimal services) are: Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Shenadoah, and Zion. As always, please check with the National Parks website before you plan a trip, and make sure you adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines.

Here is the current status of all 62 national parks as of April 3 2020:


Acadia – park roads, facilities and services closed to slow spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

In support of federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all park roads, facilities, restrooms, carriage roads, campgrounds, visitor centers and services are closed. Please call or email for park information.


Arches National Park is closed to all visitors until further notice.


Badlands Visitor Centers and Entrance Stations Closed as of 3/18/20

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Visitors Centers and Entrance Stations are temporarily closed. Roads/trails/campgrounds remain open


Big Bend National Park Temporarily Closed

No entry will be allowed into the park, except for employees, residents, and other authorized persons. Through traffic will be prohibited, as will travel on Terlingua Ranch Road within park boundaries. Until further notice.


Biscayne Bay – Modification in Operations

Land facilities at Convoy Point, Boca Chita, Elliott and Adams Keys are closed temporarily to public access. Visitor activities and Biscayne National Park Institute tours are suspended until further notice. Park waters remain open.


Black Canyon of the Gunnison: South Rim Campground and Visitor Center Closed

The South Rim Campground and Visitor Center are closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.


Bryce Canyon is Open – Though Some Facilities Have Closed

Updated: Tuesday March 31, 2020, 11 am. Precautions are being taken due to the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). Shuttle operations will be delayed. Follow the link for the latest updates.


Canyonlands National Park is closed to all visitors until further notice.

Precautions are being taken due to the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). Follow the link for the latest updates


Capitol Reef National Park is Open – Visitor Services Limited

The park remains open. To support CDC recommendations, visitor services are limited. The visitor center building and the Gifford House are closed. Park staff will rove to provide information and be available by phone. The Fruita campground is closed.


Carlsbad Cavern and Visitor Center are Temporarily Closed as of March 21

Following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, the cavern and visitor center are temporarily closed. Park roads, desert trails, and picnic areas will remain open.


Channel Islands COVID-19 Park Closures

The mainland visitor center is closed until further notice. The park transportation concessioner Island Packers has temporarily cancelled boat service to the islands. However, the islands are open for private boater landings.


Congaree National Park Closed (4.2.2020)

Congaree National Park has modified operations in order to implement the latest health guidance. Congaree National Park, including all facilities and trails, will be closed until further notice. All in-park programs are cancelled.


Crater Lake National Park is Closed

In accordance with Executive Order 20-12 issued by the governor of the state of Oregon, Crater Lake National Park is temporarily closed to visitors to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Highway 62 through the park remains open for travel.


Cuyahoga Valley is OPEN

Boston Mill Visitor Center is CLOSED until further notice. Park information is available at the kiosk outside. All programs are cancelled. Park trails, parking lots, and some restrooms in popular locations are open.


Death Valley:

All park facilities are CLOSED

All restrooms, campgrounds, and visitor centers are closed. Some trailheads and secondary roads are closed.


Denali’s Visitor Centers are Closed

Following guidance from the CDC and from state and local public health officials, the Winter Visitor Center, Sled Dog Kennels, and Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station are closed. Public spaces throughout the park remain open (e.g., winter trails).


Dry Tortugas Islands and camping closed, no programs or services

Following guidance from the CDC and federal/state/local public health authorities, Dry Tortugas National Park has temporarily closed islands and camping. Programs and concession tours are cancelled. Marine waters and both harbors remain open.


Everglades Wilderness Campsites Closed

Effective April 1, 2020 at 6:00 a.m., wilderness (backcountry) campsites with chickees and ground campsites will be closed until further notice. Portable toilets parkwide will also be closed. Beach campsites are open and permits are not required.

Park Land Access is Closed, Programs Cancelled

Land-based park access has closed to the public at Gulf Coast (Everglades City), Shark Valley, East Everglades area, and the main park road from the Homestead entrance to Flamingo. Park waters remain open for access from outside the park.


Glacier National Park Is Temporarily Closed 

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Glacier National Park is temporarily closed.


Glacier Bay Facilities Temporarily Closed

As a public health precaution, Glacier Bay NPS facilities are temporarily closed to non-approved entry. To reach someone in the park please call them directly or call the park’s general information line for assistance: 907-697-2230.


Grand Canyon National Park Is Closed Due to Public Health Concerns (COVID-19)

Updated: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7 am. Visit the link below for details. Grand Canyon National Park is closed until further notice.


Grand Teton National Park is Closed

In consultation with local county health officers to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the park is closed to all visitors until further notice.


Great Basin Cave Tours Temporarily Suspended, Lehman Caves Visitor Center and Campgrounds Temporarily Closed

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, cave tours, Lower Lehman Campground, and Lehman Caves Visitor Center are temporarily closed


Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center is Closed and Campground Opening Delayed

All outdoor spaces in the park and preserve are open. Following guidance from federal, state and local authorities, the Visitor Center is temporarily closed and the campground opening is delayed.


Great Smoky Mountains Park Extends Closure to Support Regional COVID-19 Prevention Efforts

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that all park areas, except the Foothills Parkway and Spur, will remain closed until further notice. The park is likely to remain closed at least through April 30.


Guadalupe Mountains is OPEN

Changes in Park Operations to Protect Visitors and Employees from the Coronavirus pandemic

Effective March 25th, 2020. The park will be closed to all overnight camping and backcountry camping. Visitor Center and contact stations remain closed. The park trails will remain open for day use only.


Haleakalā National Park Summit Closed as of March 21, 2020.

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Haleakalā National Park will temporarily close, this includes the Kīpahulu District and Summit District.


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Closed

In response to the latest health guidance from the CDC and actions outlined by the Governor of Hawai‘i, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is temporarily closed to all visitors until further notice.


Hot Springs Gulpha Gorge Campground & picnic area temporarily closed as of Thursday, April 2, 2020

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers. Updates will be posted to the park website and social media. Additional Information on Current Conditions Page.more info

Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center is temporarily closed as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers. Updates will be posted to the park website and social media. Additional Information on Current Conditions Page.


Indiana Dunes is OPEN

Temporary Closure of Buildings and Restrooms

As a public health precaution, Indiana Dunes National Park buildings and restrooms are temporarily closed for the safety of staff and visitors until further notice. Check back for updates via social media and park website.


Isle Royale National Park Houghton Headquarters & Visitor Center is Closed to Non-essential Visitors

In response to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Isle Royale National Park has closed the Houghton Visitor Center and Headquarters complex to all non-essential visitors. This closure will be evaluated daily as conditions evolve.


Joshua Tree National Park is Closed

In consultation with the local county health office to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Joshua Tree National Park is closed to all visitors until further notice.


Kenai Fjords National Park public building closures

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health officials, the Park Headquarters building and Exit Glacier area winter public use cabin and vault toilets are closed. Public spaces will remain open.


Kings Canyon is CLOSED

Effective 3/25, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are temporarily closed to all visitors until further notice. CA Hwy 180 remains open for through traffic to access Forest Service land and private property. All other roads and parking lots are closed.


Kobuk Valley Northwest Arctic Heritage Center Closed

As a public health precaution, the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center is temporarily closed for the safety of staff and visitors as of March 16th. Updates will be posted to the park website and social media channels.


Lake Clark

Park Headquarters in Port Alsworth is closed indefinitely

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the NPS’ goal to protect staff and visitors, the Park Headquarters is closed to the public until further notice. Staff are still working and can help you with any requests. Please call (907) 781-2218 for assistance.


Lassen Volcanic National Park is Temporarily Closed

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Lassen Volcanic National Park is temporarily closed.


Mammoth Cave is CLOSED

The Visitor Center, Cave Tours, and Campgrounds are Closed

On Tuesday, March 24, all campgrounds in the park will be closed until further notice. The park has already closed all cave tours & the visitor center in response to the CDC guidance. Surface trails are still open for hiking, biking & equestrian use.


Mesa Verde National Park is temporarily closed as of sunset, March 25, 2020

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Mesa Verde National Park is temporarily closed as of sunset, March 25, 2020.


Mount Ranier is CLOSED

Temporary Closure of Park Facilities and Roads

Following guidance from the CDC and state, local, and NPS public health officers, all park roads are closed to vehicles. Backcountry areas remain open to dispersed recreation. All park visitor centers, lodges, shops, and restaurants are closed.


North Cascades NPS Complex is Temporarily Closed

Effective April 3, 2020, North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area will be closed to all park visitors until further notice. SR20 will remain open to just west of the town of Newhalem.


Olympic is CLOSED

Temporary Closure of All Park Facilities, Roads, and Campgrounds as of March 24

Following guidance from the CDC and state, local, and NPS public health officers, and in response to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation by Washington State, park entrance roads, facilities, campgrounds and restrooms are closed. No services available


Pinnacles is Closed to All Day-Use Visitation

The campground remains open. Existing reservations are required to enter the park, prior to arrival. Campers must arrive between 8am-6pm. No walk-ins permitted. Previous closures remain in effect. See our News Release or social media for more information.

Limited Services Available in Pinnacles National Park

Following guidance from the CDC, the West side of the park, and all Nature Centers and Visitor Centers are closed. Shuttles are not be operating at this time.

Trail Closures Are In Effect

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Safety Officers, the Bear Gulch Caves, Balconies Caves, and High Peaks Steep and Narrow trails are closed, effective 3/19/20.


Redwood National Park is Open but Facilities and Many Roads Closed; Services Extremely Limited

March 29: The park remains open but modifications to operations are in effect to slow the spread of COVID-19, including: closed facilities, limited services, and closures of many areas and roads to vehicles.


Rocky Mountain National Park is temporarily closed as of March 20, 2020

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Rocky Mountain National Park is temporarily closed.


Saguaro National Park Visitor Centers and Restrooms are Closed

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from public health authorities, Saguaro National Park is temporarily closing visitor centers, restrooms and all public programs. Fee collection operations are also suspended until further notice.


Sequoia National Park is CLOSED

Effective 3/25, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are temporarily closed to all visitors until further notice. CA Hwy 180 remains open for through traffic to access Forest Service land and private property. All other roads and parking lots are closed.


Shenandoah

Shenandoah National Park is open

Please check our website or social media for details.


Theodore Roosevelt National Park is open. Visitor Centers are temporarily closed as of March 18th.

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Services, TRNP Visitor Centers are temporarily closed. Updates will be posted to the park website and social media.


Virgin Islands National Park is OPEN

As of March 23, 2020 the Cruz Bay Visitor Center is closed. All programs are cancelled and all restrooms are closed. Food service and watersports rental at Trunk Bay is closed and fees are not being collected. Park trails, beaches, and waters remain open.


Voyageurs National Park is Still Open; Visitor Centers & Headquarters are Temporarily Closed

The park remains open to visitors year-round, and we encourage visitors to get outdoors and experience the park. The Rainy Lake Visitor Center and Park Headquarters are temporarily closed. These closures will be evaluated continually as conditions evolve.


White Sands National Park is temporarily closed as of Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, White Sands National Park is temporarily closed.


Wind Cave National Park is OPEN

Following CDC and state and local public health authority recommendations, the park visitor center and the Elk Mountain Campground are closed now through April 15. Park roads and hiking trails remain open at this time.


Yellowstone National Park is closed

In consultation with local county health officers to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the park is closed to all visitors until further notice.


Yosemite National Park is closed

Yosemite National Park has modified operations at the request of the local health department. Yosemite National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice.


Zion National Park is open

Zion National Park has limited service available to the public and the park is recommending visitors comply with the Governor’s directive to temporarily discourage unnecessary travel and concentrated recreational use to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

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