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As we begin to slowly return to the great outdoors, we want to make sure our community is safe and informed. Complying with state and local guidance, following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) rules and wearing a mask - will make re-entry into the National Parks an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone.


As the National Park Service takes steps towards restoring access to our National Parks- we want to provide timely updates. So continue to check back here or sign-up to learn how/ which parks are opening near you.

A big thanks to our Park Rangers for holding down the fort!

The National Parks that are currently open:

Last updated 5.28.20

ALASKA

  1. DENALI - Open with limited services, Denali Park Rd is open to mile 30. Visitor center tent. opens July 1st, 9a-5p daily. Most campgrounds open July 1st, Bear & Wolf Loops in Riley Creek is open.

  2. GATES OF THE ARTIC - Open with limited visitor services.

  3. GLACIER - Park and campgrounds open with limited visitor services.

  4. KATMAI - Outdoor spaces outside of the Brooks Camp Developed Area remain accessible to the public. 

  5. KENAI FJORDS - Park including the Exit Glacier area are open. Public buildings closed. HQ building, Exit Glacier area winter public use cabin, and Exit Glacier area vault toilets, are closed to the public.

  6. KOBUK VALLEY - Park is open. Northwest Arctic Heritage Center closed.

  7. LAKE CLARK - Public spaces outside of the main areas are open. Port Alsworth Park HQs, visitor center and public cabins are closed.

  8. WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS - Open with limited visitor services.


PACIFIC WEST


California

  1. CHANNEL ISLANDS - Islands are open for private boat landings only. The mainland visitor center is closed.

  2. JOSHUA TREE - Park entrance Trails, family campsites, most bathroom facilities, park entrances, roads and parking lots are open. Visitor Centers and Group Campsites closed.

  3. PINNACLES - Day-use visitor entry by foot or bicycle and campgrounds are open. Visitor Centers and High Peaks closed.

  4. REDWOOD - All trails open, except for Tall Tree Grove. Visitor centers, campgrounds, parking areas, restrooms closed.

Hawaii

  1. HAWAI'I VOLCANOES - Mauna Loa Road to Kīpukapuaulu is open for vehicles, bicyclists and hikers, including Tree Molds. Escape Road, for bicycling, horseback riding, hiking to the Mauna Ulu junction are open.

  2. HALEAKALA - The Summit District  of Haleakalā, Hosmer Grove Trail, Supply Trail from Hosmer Grove to Halemauˈu Trail junction, Leleiwi Overlook Trail, Pā Ka‘oao (White Hill) Trail and Headquarters Visitor Center Public Restrooms are open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Park fees are temporarily waived.


Nevada

  1. GREAT BASIN - Trails, restrooms at visitor centers and many park roads are open. Visitor center, campgrounds and cafe remain closed.

Washington

  1. MOUNT RAINIER - Trailheads accessible on roadside parking areas on SR410 and SR123. Ohanapecosh area open.

  2. OLYMPIC - Lake Crescent area, Heart O' the Forest trail, Sol Duc Rd open to day-use recreation. Campgrounds closed.


Closed:

  1. CRATER LAKE (OR) - Temporarily closed to visitors. Highway 62 through the park remains open for travel.

  2. DEATH VALLEY (CA) - Temporarily closed to visitors. Through traffic allowed on CA-190 and Daylight Pass Road.

  3. HALEAKALA (HI) - Closed. Currently no scheduled date to open.

  4. LASSEN VOLCANIC (CA) - Closed. Currently no scheduled date to open.

  5. NORTH CASCADES (WA) - Closed. SR20 is open for travel.

  6. SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON - Closed until Monday, June 1st.

  7. YOSEMITE (CA) - Closed. Currently no scheduled date to open.

INTERMOUNTAIN


Arizona

  1. GRAND CANYON (AZ) - The South Rim Entrance is open to incoming traffic from 4-10am. Day hiking on Inner Canyon trails open. The Rim Trail, Greenway Trail system, East Desert View Drive are open. Existing camping permits will be honored, no new overnight camping permits will be issued.

  2. SAGUARO (AZ) - Hiking trails open, some roads are subject to delays and closures. Camping, visitor centers and restrooms are closed.

Colorado

  1. BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON (CO) - South Rim Drive, North Rim and Inner Canyon Routes are open to day use, permits required. Visitor centers, campgrounds are closed.

  2. MESA VERDA (CO) - Virtual Ranger Station, Morefield Campground and Hiking Trails, Far View Terrace Cafe, Gift Shop and Lodge, Spruce Tree Terrace Cafe, Gift Shop and Overlook, Chapin Mesa Picnic Area and Public Restrooms are open. Note, most food locations in the park are currently take-out. Mesa Verda Research & Vistors Center, Archeological Museum Cliff Dwellings and Wetherill Mesa are currently closed.

  3. ROCKY MOUNTAIN (CO) - The park has reopened many outlying areas and basic park road and trail access. Visitors can purchase entrance passes at entrance stations with credit cards, only. Visitors may be delayed entering or asked to return later if visitation and congestion warrants.

New Mexico

  1. CARLSBAD CAVERNS (NM) - Roads, desert trails and picnic areas open.

Utah

  1. BRYCE CANYON (UT) - The main road, all viewpoints and Visitor Center are open. Trails and restrooms open in Bryce Amphitheater. Collecting park entrance fees.

  2. CANYONLANDS (UT) - All park roads, trails, and restrooms are open. Backcountry permits for Canyonlands and climbing/canyoneering permits for Arches will be available for use starting May 30th.

  3. CAPITOL REEF (UT) - Open for day use in North and South Districts and overnight stays in Cedar Mesa and Cathedral Valley campgrounds.

  4. ZION (UT) - Day use recreation, several trails open. Campgrounds closed. State Route 9 open.

Wyoming

  1. GRAND TETON (WY) - Day-use hiking on seasonally-accessible trails are open, as is Riverbank and lakeshore fishing. Public restrooms in some areas are open. Viewpoints on US Highway 89/26/191 are accessible.

  2. YELLOWSTONE (WY) - Only the South and East entrances in WY are open. The Lower Loop is open. Visitors can access Lake, Canyon, Norris, Old Faithful, West Thumb, and Grant Village.


Scheduled Reopenings:

  1. ARCHES (UT) - Phase reopening to begin on May 29th.

  2. BIG BEND (TX) - Recreational day-use beginning Monday, June 1 at 9am. Paved roads and select front country hiking trails will be open for desert exploration.

  3. GLACIER (MT/WY) - Closed. Park will reopen during phase 3 of the State of Montana's plan. The state is currently in Stage 1.

  4. GRAND SAND DUNES (CO) - Phase reopening start on June 3rd.

  5. GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS - (TX) - Temporarily closed.

  6. PETRIFIED FOREST (AZ) - Park Road may open in late May. Facilities may open end of July.

  7. WHITE SANDS (NM) - Temporarily closed.

MIDWEST


Arkansas

  1. HOT SPRINGS - Trails, scenic drives, overlooks and the Grand Promenade are open. Visitor center, campground and picnic areas closed.

Indiana

  1. INDIANA DUNES - All park trails and most beaches remain open, with the exception of Porter Beach which is closed. Restrooms are closed. Dunewood Campground tent. opens Friday, June 5th and Buell Memorial Visitor Center tent. Opens Sunday, June 14th.

Minnesota

  1. VOYAGEURS - Day use and water access remain open. Overnight tent camping and houseboat mooring sites are open. Visitor centers closed.

Montana

  1. GATEWAY ARCH - Most park grounds are accessible, but services remain limited. Old Courthouse and Gateway Arch Visitor Center are closed.


North & South Dakota

  1. BADLANDS (SD) - All roads, trails and campgrounds in north unit of the park are open. Ben Reifel Visitor Center and South Unit are closed.

  2. THEODORE ROOSEVELT (ND) - All trails, picnic areas, backcountry camping and The Elkhorn Ranch Unit are open. Restroom facilities are limited. Visitor Centers and established campgrounds are closed.

  3. WIND CAVE (SD) - Park roads and hiking trails remain open. Visitor center and Elk Mountain campground are closed.

Ohio

  1. CUYAHOGA VALLEY (OH) - Most trails and some parking lots are open.


Scheduled Reopenings:

  1. ISLE ROYALE (MI) - Phase reopening tent. opens late June/ early July.

NORTHEAST


  1. SHENANDOAH (VA) - Park is open 5am-10pm EST. All overlooks, Skyline Drive, most trails and some bathrooms: Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6), Panarama (mile 31.6), Byrd Visitor Center (mile 52), Beagle Gap (portable toilet; mile 99.5) are open. The following areas remain closed at all hours Old Rag and associated trails, Whiteoak Canyon - Cedar Run Loop and associated trails, all boundary trailheads and all other facilities- visitor centers, picnic areas, campgrounds, lodges, gift shops and restaurants.



Closed:

  1. ACADIA (ME) - Closed. Currently, no scheduled date to open. People entering Main from out-of-state are required to quarantine for 14 days.

SOUTHEAST


Florida

  1. BISCAYNE (FL) - Park waters remain open to boaters. Kayak launch and restroom at Convoy Point are open on a limited basis. The visitor center, and Boca Chita, Elliot and Adam Keys are closed.

  2. DRY TORTUGAS (FL) - Marine waters and harbors remain open. All islands, docks, finger piers and camping are closed.

  3. EVERGLADES (FL) - Royal Palm including the Anhinga Trail, Research Road, Long Pine Key picnic area/trails, West Lake, Guy Bradley Trail and Flamingo Day Use area, Coastal Prairie Trail and Canoe, kayak and skiff rentals at Flamingo are open.

Kentucky

  1. MAMMOTH CAVE (KY) - Surface trails, are still open for hiking, biking and equestrian use. Chimney Tops and Cades Cove picnic areas and select restrooms are open. Backcountry campsites & shelters open with reduced capacity. Visitor center, cave tours and campgrounds closed.

North Carolina

  1. GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN (NC/TN) - Trails and backcountry campsites in Cades Cove Loop Road are open with reduced capacity limits.

Virgin Islands

  1. VIRGIN ISLANDS (VI) - Trails, beaches, parking areas, and waters are open. Visitor Center, programs and restroom are closed.

Closed:

  1. CONGAREE (SC) - Closed. Currently, no scheduled date to open.


As a reminder, even if a park is open you'll likely experience limited access to guest services, campgrounds, restrooms and potential road closures. So plan accordingly and contact the specific park for real-time information.


We'll continue to update this page with insights as we receive them.

Last updated: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2pm EST.




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