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Which national park campgrounds are closed due to coronavirus?


Last updated: April 9, 2020 (7:05 AM EDT) 

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: April 9, 2020 (7:05 AM EDT)

Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park: campgrounds closed

Arkansas
Hot Springs National Park: Gulpha Gorge Campground closed

California
Joshua Tree National Park: closed to vehicles
Lassen Volcanic National Park: park open, but campgrounds still closed for the season
Redwood National and State Parks: campgrounds closed
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park: park closed
Yosemite National Parkpark closed
Death Valley National Park: campgrounds closed

Colorado
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: partially closed
Great Sand Dunes National Park: Pinon Flats Campground opening delayed
Mesa Verde National Park: park closed
Rocky Mountain National Park: park closed

Florida
Everglades National Park: park closed

Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: park closed

Indiana
Indiana Dunes National Park: delayed opening

Kentucky
Mammoth Cave National Park: campgrounds closed

Maine
Acadia National Park: campgrounds closed

Michigan
Isle Royale National Park: delayed opening, campgrounds closed

Montana
Glacier National Park: park closed

Nevada
Death Valley National Park: campgrounds closed, limited facilities
Great Basin National Park: campgrounds closed

New Mexico
White Sands National Park: park closed

North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: campgrounds closed

Oregon
Crater Lake National Park: park closed

South Dakota
Wind Cave National Park: Elk Mountain Campground closed

Tennessee
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: campgrounds closed

Texas
Big Bend National Park: campgrounds closed
Guadalupe Mountains National Park: campgrounds closed, trails open for day use only

Utah
Arches National Park: park closed
Bryce Canyon National Park: park closed
Canyonlands National Park: park closed
Capitol Reef National Park: Fruita campground closed, campground road and scenic road closed

Zion National Park: park closed

Virginia

Shenandoah National Park: some campground openings delayed

Washington

North Cascades National Park: campgrounds closed
Olympic National Park: campgrounds closed
Mount Ranier National Park: seasonal RV camping still closed, winter group camping closed

Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park: park closed
Yellowstone National Park seasonal campground still 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: April 9, 2020 (7:05 AM EDT) 

 

This post was first published on March 20, 2020.

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