Team Outdoorsy
by Team Outdoorsy
Posted April 2, 2020

Last updated: March 1, 2021

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: March 1, 2021

Denali National Park: Riley Creek Campground open; all others closed for winter

Grand Canyon National Park: Mather Campground open all year; first-come, first-served basis; Trailer Village RV Park open; Desert View and North Rim campgrounds closed

Hot Springs National Park: Gulpha Gorge Campground open

Joshua Tree National Park: campgrounds open
Lassen Volcanic National Park: Southwest Walk-in Campground open

Redwood National and State Parks: Jedediah Smith, Elk Prairie, Gold Bluffs Beach campgrounds open; reservations needed; Mill Creek Campground closed for winter
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park: Potwisha and Azalea campgrounds opened; Buckeye Flat Campground set to open 3/17/2021
Yosemite National Park: Upper Pines campground partially open; others closed
Death Valley National Park: campgrounds open; group campsites closed through 5/15/21

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: South Rim Campground open for reservations; North Rim and East Portal campgrounds closed
Great Sand Dunes National Park: Pinon Flats Campground closed for season; will reopen 4/1/21
Mesa Verde National Park: Morefield Campground open for off-season, limited camping only
Rocky Mountain National Park: Moraine Park Campground open; others closed

Everglades National Park: campgrounds open

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Kulanaokuaiki Campground open; Nāmakanipaio Campground closed

Indiana Dunes National Park: Dunewood Campground closed until 3/31/2021

Mammoth Cave National Park: campgrounds open

Acadia National Park: campgrounds closed for the season

Isle Royale National Park: Isle Royale closed through 4/15

Glacier National Park: Loop B of Apgar Campground open; first-come/first-serve primitive camping

Death Valley National Park: campgrounds open; group campsites closed through 5/15/21
Great Basin National Park: Lower Lehman Creek Campground open; others closed

New Mexico
White Sands National Park: closed to backcountry camping

North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: select campgrounds open; front country group campsites closed

Crater Lake National Park: campgrounds closed for winter

South Dakota
Badlands National Park: campgrounds in the North Unit open; South Unit of park closed
Wind Cave National Park: Elk Mountain Campground open; first-come/first-serve year-round

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: select campgrounds open; front country group campsites closed

Big Bend National Park: campgrounds open; reservations required
Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Pine Springs and Dog Canyon campgrounds and backcountry camping open; group sites closed

Arches National Park: Devils Garden Campground open
Bryce Canyon National Park: North Campground open to first-come-first-serve-camping; Sunset Campground closed until April
Canyonlands National Park: campgrounds open
Capitol Reef National Park: campgrounds open

Zion National Park: Watchman Campground loops open; reservations required; South and Lava Point campgrounds closed


Shenandoah National Park: campgrounds closed for season


North Cascades National Park: select campgrounds open with limited services

Olympic National Park: select campgrounds open
Mount Rainier National Park: campgrounds closed for winter


Grand Teton National Park: campgrounds closed for season
Yellowstone National Park: Mammoth Campground open; others closed

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: March 1, 2021


This post was first published on March 20, 2020.

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