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Which national park campgrounds are closed due to coronavirus?

Last updated: August 12, 2020

If you are an RVer worried about the operational status of national parks or national park campgrounds, we hope to ease your minds a little bit. Team Outdoorsy is working together to post the information that matters the most to our RVers: closures that could impact your travel. 

While we hope to give you the most up-to-date information, operational status can change quickly, so it’s always best to double-check our most recent updates by calling your destination before you head out. 

Please note: We aim to update our list of park closures daily. Please check back for changes. 

The National Park Service responds to the coronavirus

The National Park Service (NPS) is in charge of numerous units across the United States, including the District of Columbia and the US territories. Several park designations fall under the NPS service umbrella. All major NPS sites are following the direction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by taking precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19 virus at each one of its facilities. Each park, monument, and memorial, battlefield, or other NPS-designated sites will inform the public of closures and restrictions that might impact visitor operations, so visit that unit’s website for the most current information.   

National park campground closures

We understand that most RVers are concerned about national park campground closures, as well as the availability of on-site amenities such as dump stations, water, and public restrooms. 

RVers want to know — are national park campgrounds closed because of the coronavirus? 

The following parks have active camping restrictions posted on their websites

Last updated: August 12, 2020

Denali National Park: Bear and Wolf Loops of Riley Creek Campground, Savage River, Teklanika River, Sanctuary, and Igloo campgrounds open

Grand Canyon National Park: Mather Campground open for existing reservations only; Trailer Village open; other campgrounds closed

Hot Springs National Park: Gulpha Gorge Campground open

Joshua Tree National Park: campgrounds open
Lassen Volcanic National Park: campgrounds open
Redwood National and State Parks: Jedediah Smith, Mill Creek, Elk Prairie, and Gold Bluffs Beach campgrounds open
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park: Potwisha, Lodgepole, and Sunset campgrounds open; reservations needed
Yosemite National Park: Upper Pines Campground at 50% capacity and Wawona Horse Camp open to reservations only 
Death Valley National Park: Furnace Creek, Emigrant, Mesquite Spring, Saline, Eureka, Homestake, Wildrose, Thorndike, and Mahogany campgrounds open

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: South Rim, North Rim, and East Portal campgrounds open
Great Sand Dunes National Park: Loops 1 and 2 of Pinon Flats Campground open
Mesa Verde National Park: Morefield Campground open
Rocky Mountain National Park: Moraine Park and Glacier Basin campgrounds partially open; reservations needed. Aspenglen, Timber Creek, and Longs Peak campgrounds closed. 

Everglades National Park: campgrounds reopening

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: campgrounds closed

Indiana Dunes National Park: Dunewood Campground open

Mammoth Cave National Park: campgrounds open

Acadia National Park: campgrounds closed

Isle Royale National Park: campgrounds open; North Desor Campground closed

Glacier National Park: Fish Creek Campground open for reservations

Death Valley National Park: Furnace Creek, Emigrant, Mesquite Spring, Saline, Eureka, Homestake, Wildrose, Thorndike, and Mahogany campgrounds open
Great Basin National Park: Lower Lehman Creek, Upper Lehman Creek, Grey Cliffs (Loops A and C), Baker Creek, and Snake Creek campgrounds open

New Mexico
White Sands National Park: campgrounds closed

North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Smokemont and Deep Creek campgrounds open

Crater Lake National Park: Mazama Campground open; Lost Creek Campground closed

South Dakota
Badlands National Park: South Unit and all entrance stations within the park are closed. Campgrounds in the North Unit are open.
Wind Cave National Park: Loops A, B, and D of Elk Mountain Campground open

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Cades Cove and Elkmont campgrounds open

Big Bend National Park: partially open for day use only
Guadalupe Mountains National Park: campgrounds closed

Arches National Park: Devils Garden Campground closed
Bryce Canyon National Park: Sunset Campground open for reservations only; North Campground open for first-come-first-serve camping
Canyonlands National Park: campgrounds open
Capitol Reef National Park: campgrounds open

Zion National Park: Watchman Campground open for reservation only


Shenandoah National Park: campgrounds open 


North Cascades National Park: campgrounds open
Olympic National Park: campgrounds open
Mount Rainier National Park: open for day use; overnight use opening in stages


Grand Teton National Park: phased reopening
Yellowstone National Park: Madison Campground, Bridge Bay, Grant Village, and Canyon Campground open

We also know that our RVers are interested in the operational status for state park campgrounds, and we’ve got you covered. 
Team Outdoorsy is here to help you along your journey. If you have questions or concerns about your upcoming RV rental, give us a call at 1-877-723-7232, send us an email, or start a chat. And for a continuously updated list of frequently asked COVID-19 questions relating to RV travel, visit our FAQ page.

Last updated: August 12, 2020


This post was first published on March 20, 2020.

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