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U.S. National Park Status COVID-19

The U.S. National Park Service has either closed or limited access to many of the National Parks in an effort to help contain the spread of COIVD-19 (Coronavirus).  Those that remain open are waiving entrance fees, but with limited operations and services within the park. These include the closures of public buildings such as visitor centers, museums, exhibits and restrooms/showers. Most campgrounds and popular trails are also closed.

Outdoor / open spaces will generally remain available to the public, but because of the limited services the NPS urges visitors to Leave No Trace (pack-in and pack-out everything) so the parks remain clean and safe for everyone.

U.S. National Parks Status COVID-19 (By State) / March 27, 2020

The following list provides the current COVID-19 status of U.S. National Parks and will be updated weekly. You can also check the National Park Service website for more information, or visit the National Parks Active Alerts page for updates.

ALASKA

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Denali National Park
Visitor Centers, Sled Dog Kennels and Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station are closed. Public spaces and trails remain open. Denali or and Foraker climbing permits have been suspended for 2020 mountaineering season.
Glacier Bay National Park
Visitor services, visitor centers and lodge openings delayed until July 1, 2020. Backcountry permit issuance will open on normal date of May 1, 2020.
Kenai Fjords National Park
All public buildings, restrooms and cabins are closed until further notice. Public spaces remain open.
Gates of the Arctic, Katmai, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Parks
No COVID-19 closures, but most public buildings don’t open until late spring.


ARIZONA

U.S. National Park Status COVID-19_ARIONZA

Grand Canyon National Park
The park is closed to all visitors until further notice. This includes all campgrounds (Mather, Desert View, North Rim, Bright Angel, Indian Garden), all trails, and open spaces.  All river public and private river trips have also been suspended until May 21, 2020.
Petrified Forest National Park
The park is open, but the visitor center is closed. Restrooms are open.
Saguaro National Park
Visitor Centers, front country restrooms and comfort stations are temporarily closed. The trail system in Tucson remains open with camping permits still being issued.


ARKANSAS

Hot Springs National Park
The Bathhouse Visitor Center and Museum are closed until further notice. The campground, outdoor areas and trails remain open.


CALIFORNIA

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Channel Islands National Park
The Visitor Center in Venture Harbor is closed. The park’s boat transportation concessioner (Island Packers) has temporarily halted public transportation services until further notice. The five islands within the National Park will remain open to the public via private vessels.
Death Valley National Park
Public areas within the park remain open, but all facilities (visitor centers, campgrounds, museums, Scotty’s Castle and restrooms) are closed until further notice. Parking lots at Badwater, Zabriskie Point and Mesquite Float Sand Dunes are closed. The Oasis at Death Valley and Stovepipe Wells Village also closed lodging, camping and restaurants.
Joshua Tree National Park
The park is completed closed to all visitors and vehicle traffic.
Lassen Volcano National Park
The park is open, but the Kohm Yah-mah-ee Visitor Center is closed. Restrooms are open. Summit Lake South, Summit Lake North and Manzanita Lake campgrounds as well as all trails remain seasonally closed.
Pinnacles National Park
The  west entrance is closed as is all nature and visitor centers. Shuttles are also shut down until further notice. Trails at Bear Gulch Caves, Balconies Caves and High Peaks Steep & Narrow are closed.
Redwood National Park
The park is open with limited visitor services.  All visitor centers and campgrounds are closed. Backcountry sites are closed. Restrooms are open at Hiouchi Visitor Center, Jedediah Smith Redwoods and Prairie Creek Redwoods campgrounds.
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park
All public facilities are temporarily closed including all visitor centers, restrooms, lodges and restaurants. Lodgepole, Dorst Creek, Sunset, Crystal Springs, Azalea, Potwisha, Buckeye Flat and other campgrounds are also closed. All parks roads are closed too, except the Big Stump entrance to Kings Canyon National Park.
Yosemite National Park
The entire park (buildings, lodges, campgrounds and trails) are completely closed from March 20 until further notice.


COLORADO

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
The visitor center and south rim campground are closed, but the park remains open in public access areas.
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Outdoor spaces remain open, but the visitor center and store are closed. Backcountry campers can obtain permits. Trails, parking areas and picnic areas are open.
Mesa Verde National Park
The park is closed to all visitors until further notice. This includes the main park road and all loop roads.
Rocky Mountain National Park
The park is closed to all visitors until further notice. This includes all entrances and roads.


FLORIDA

Biscayne National Park
The waters of the park are open to visitors, but land facilities are closed at Convoy Point, Boca Chita, Elliott and Adams Keys. All tours have also been suspended.
Dry Tortugas National Park
All visitor contact stations and campgrounds are closed until further notice. Ranger-led programs and concessions tours have also been cancelled.
Everglades National Park
Park waters remain open from outside the park, but accessing in Miami-Dade County is not available to the public. This includes Shark Valley, East Everglades area, and the park’s main road from the Homestead entrance to the Flamingo area.


HAWAII

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Haleakala National Park
All access, park facilities and open spaces have been closed until further notice.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
All access, park facilities and open spaces have been closed until further notice.


INDIANA

Indiana Dunes National Park
Public buildings and restrooms are temporarily closed. Lake View Beach and portions of Lake Front Drive in Beverly Shores are also closed.


KENTUCKY

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Mammoth Cave National Park
Hiking trails remain open, but the visitor center, cave tours and campgrounds are closed.


MAINE

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Acadia National Park
All public facilities are closed including visitor centers, restrooms and campgrounds (Seawall, Blackwoods and others). Outdoor spaces (including trails) remain open.


MICHIGAN

Isle Royale National Park
The Houghton Visitor Center is closed. Isle Royale and surrounding islands are also closed (seasonally) from November 1 to April 15, but the opening will likely be delayed.


MINNESOTA

Voyageurs National Park
The park’s outdoor spaces are open, but the Rainy Lake Visitor Center is closed until further notice.


MISSOURI

Gateway Arch National Park
Outdoor spaces are open, but the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse are temporarily closed.


MONTANA

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Glacier National Park
The park’s facilities, campgrounds, trails and open space are closed to all visitors until further notice. Highway 2 inside the park remains open for vehicle travel.


NEVADA

Great Basin National Park
The park outdoor areas are open, but the Lehman Caves Visitor Center and campgrounds are temporarily closed. Cave tours have also been temporarily suspended. Wheeler Peak campground is closed for improvements through the summer of 2020.


NEW MEXICO

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
The cavern and visitor center are closed until further notice. All park roads, trails and picnic areas remain open.
White Sands National Park
The park’s facilities and outdoor areas are closed to the public until further notice.


NORTH CAROLINA / TENNESSEE

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
All park facilities and outdoor areas are closed until further notice, with th exception of the Foothills Parkway and the Spur. It is tentatively scheduled to reopen on April 6.


NORTH DAKOTA

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Visitor centers are closed, but the rest of the park remains open.


OHIO

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The Boston Mill Visitor Center is closed, but park trails, parking lots and some restrooms are open.


OREGON

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Crater Lake National Park
Closed to all visitors until further notice.


SOUTH CAROLINA

Conagree National Park
The Harry Hampton Visitor Center and both campgrounds (Longleaf and Bluff) are closed until further notice.


SOUTH DAKOTA

Badlands National Park
The visitors centers are closed, but roads, trails and campgrounds remain open.
Wind Cave National Park
The park visitor center is closed, but roads, trails and the Elk Mountain campground remain open. Cave tours have been suspended (elevator repairs).


TEXAS

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Big Bend National Park
The park’s open spaces are open, but lodges and campgrounds (Chisos Basin, Cottonwood and Rio Grande Village) are closed. River trips have also been cancelled.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
The visitor center is closed, but trails are open for public use.


UTAH

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Arches National Park
The park is closed to all visitors until further notice. This includes all facilities, roads, trails campgrounds (Devils Gardenand backcountry / open spaces.
Bryce Canyon National Park
The park is open, but the visitor center and campgrounds are closed. Restrooms remain open at various locations and the public can access trails.
Canyonlands National Park
The park is closed to all visitors until further notice. Private and commercial river trips are also suspended through April.
Zion National Park
All visitor contact stations, lodging and campgrounds (South and Watchman) are closed. Angels Landing Trail is closed, but the West Rim Trail will remain open. The park’s shuttle operation has also been temporarily closed.


VIRGINIA

Shenandoah National Park
The park, Skyline Drive and most trails remain open. Restrooms and all overnight huts, shelters and cabins are closed, with the exception of the Lewis Mountain Cabins. All other facilities are closed, including visitor centers.


WASHINGTON

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Mount Rainer National Park
All park roads closed to vehicle access. Park visitor centers, lodging and restrooms are also closed. Backcountry hiking and winter camping remain open.
North Cascades National Park
All visitor contact points, visitor centers, ranger stations, campgrounds and boat ramps are closed to the public. The following access roads are also closed: Cascade River Road, Thornton Lakes and Upper Goodell Road.
Olympic National Park
All park roads are closed at the boundary. In addition, all facilities, contact stations, restrooms and overnight camping (including wilderness) has been temporarily suspended.


WYOMING

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Grand Teton National Park
Park closed to all park visitors until further notice.
Yellowstone National Park
Park closed to all park visitors until further notice.


U.S. TERRITORIES

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National Park of American Samoa
The visitor center and all trails have been closed until further notice. In addition, visitors must spend 14-days in Hawaii and obtain health clearance 3-days before entry into American Samoa.
Virgin Islands National Park
Park closed to all park visitors until further notice.


In addition, most of the National Monuments, National Trails and other National properties will have restrictions and limited services. Please check back for the current status on U.S. National Parks Status related to COVID-19.  Hopefully things will improve and most parks will start to open again soon!

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