Team Outdoorsy
by Team Outdoorsy
Posted April 2, 2020

Last updated: November 23, 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: November 23, 2020

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

Grand Canyon National Park: Mather Campground open for existing reservations only; 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 Campground open

Redwood National and State Parks: campgrounds open; reservations needed
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park: Potwisha Campground open for reservations; Azalea campground open for first-come, first-served camping; others closed
Yosemite National Park: Upper Pines Campground open; reservations required
Death Valley National Park: Furnace Creek, Texas Springs, Sunset, Stovepipe Wells, Emigrant, Mesquite Spring, Saline, Eureka, Homestake, Wildrose, Thorndike, and Mahogany campgrounds open

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: South Rim (A and B loops), North Rim, and East Portal campgrounds open
Great Sand Dunes National Park: Pinon Flats Campground closed for season
Mesa Verde National Park: Morefield Campground open for off-season, limited camping only
Rocky Mountain National Park: campgrounds closed for season

Everglades National Park: campgrounds open

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: phased reopening; Nāmakanipaio Campground closed

Indiana Dunes National Park: Dunewood Campground open

Mammoth Cave National Park: campgrounds open

Acadia National Park: campgrounds closed for the season

Isle Royale National Park: campgrounds open

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

Death Valley National Park: Furnace Creek, Texas Springs, Sunset, Stovepipe Wells, Emigrant, Mesquite Spring, Saline, Eureka, Homestake, Wildrose, Thorndike, and Mahogany campgrounds open
Great Basin National Park: Lower Lehman Creek Campground open

New Mexico
White Sands National Park: campgrounds closed

North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: select campgrounds open

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: Loop A and B of Elk Mountain Campground open

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: select campgrounds open

Big Bend National Park: Chisos Basin, Rio Grande, Cottonwood, and RGV RV campgrounds open at limited capacity; reservations required
Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Pine Springs and Dog Canyon campgrounds open

Arches National Park: Devils Garden Campground open
Bryce Canyon National Park: 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 through November; reservations required; South and Lava Point campgrounds closed


Shenandoah National Park: campgrounds closed for season


North Cascades National Park: campgrounds open; group sites in Goodell, Colonial, and Newhalem campgrounds closed

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


Grand Teton National Park: campgrounds closed for season
Yellowstone National Park: Mammoth 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: November 23, 2020


This post was first published on March 20, 2020.

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