Team Outdoorsy
by Team Outdoorsy
Posted April 2, 2020

Last updated: August 9, 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: August 9, 2021

Alaska
Denali National Park: campgrounds open

Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park: campgrounds open

Arkansas
Hot Springs National Park: Gulpha Gorge Campground open

California
Joshua Tree National Park: campgrounds open; White Tank Campground and Belle Campground temporarily closed during summer
Lassen Volcanic National Park: select campgrounds open

Redwood National and State Parks: campgrounds open
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park: select campgrounds open
Yosemite National Park: select campgrounds open; reservations needed
Death Valley National Park: campgrounds open

Colorado
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: South Rim and North Rim Campground open; East Portal Campground closed
Great Sand Dunes National Park: Piñon Flats Campground open
Mesa Verde National Park: Morefield Campground open
Rocky Mountain National Park: select campgrounds open

Florida
Everglades National Park: campgrounds open

Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: campgrounds open

Indiana
Indiana Dunes National Park: Dunewood Campground open

Kentucky
Mammoth Cave National Park: campgrounds open

Maine
Acadia National Park: select campgrounds open

Michigan
Isle Royale National Park: campgrounds open

Montana
Glacier National Park: select campgrounds open

Nevada
Death Valley National Park: select campgrounds open
Great Basin National Park: select campgrounds open

New Mexico
White Sands National Park: closed to backcountry camping

North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: select campgrounds open

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

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

Tennessee
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: select campgrounds open

Texas
Big Bend National Park: campgrounds open; reservations required; max group size is 12 people
Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Pine Springs, Dog Canyon, and backcountry campgrounds open

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

Zion National Park: campgrounds open

Virginia

Shenandoah National Park: campgrounds open

Washington

North Cascades National Park: campgrounds open

Olympic National Park: select campgrounds open
Mount Rainier National Park: campgrounds open

Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park: campgrounds open
Yellowstone National Park: select campgrounds 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 9, 2021

This post was first published on March 20, 2020.

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