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Campground Closures in the U.S. Due to COVID-19

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Summary: Open and Closed Campgrounds due to COVID-19

National Parks and Forests

Park officials at all major NPS sites are taking precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19 at parks, and a majority of parks have closed or limited visitor operations, including welcome centers, ticketing offices, and campgrounds. While following safety guidelines from local and federal governments, National Parks are beginning to reopen after COVID 19 closures.  Parks plans to reopen in phases so prepare for limited operations, including closed campgrounds and visitor centers.  Plan ahead by contacting parks prior to visiting and making advanced camping reservations.  See the full list of National Parks whose operations have changed due to the Corona Virus below or see all alerts from NPS.





Most National Forests are open and many offer free camping. During this time it is still best to check ahead before planning to stay and make sure to leave no trace.

State Parks, Forests and Public Campgrounds

During March 2020, more than 30 states have closed campgrounds or delaying their openings to correspond with new guidelines on social gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While these eased up in the summer months, make sure to check individual parks and campgrounds closed in each state by reading our state-by-state guide below.

RV Parks and Private Campgrounds

Private RV parks and campgrounds in the U.S. are deemed “essential” by local governments on a case-by-case basis. It is recommended to call and check for openings for any private RV parks and campgrounds in the U.S. Download The Dyrt app to find contact info and directions to camping nearby.

Most KOAs are currently open but may have restrictions based on the specific campground.

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Open and Closed Campgrounds by State

Select your state from the list below to be taken to your state’s section of this article.

Alabama Campground Closures

All Alabama state parks state-owned public areas will remain open for entry and camping until further notice with limitations on crowd size and some facilities. All beaches will be open to gatherings of 10 or fewer people following social distancing guidelines. All outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and fishing will be allowed as long as social distancing guidelines are respected. Call or check online for information on individual state parks.

Alabama RV parks have been designated as “essential services” and remain open on a case-by-case basis. Call ahead to confirm all reservations.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Alabama campground closures here. For any available Alabama camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Arizona Campground Closures

All Arizona State Parks and related trails are currently open with limitations on historic sites, visitors centers and gift shops. Campgrounds, park access, trails and more will remain open. Dispersed camping in National Forests is open at this time.

Arizona RV parks have been designated as “essential services” and remain open on a case-by-case basis. Call ahead to confirm all reservations.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Closed Facilities:

Catalina State Park – Group Ramadas
Dead Horse Ranch State Park – Group Camping Areas
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area – Double campsites limited to one side

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Arizona campground closures here. For any available Arizona camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Arkansas Campground Closures

Arkansas State Parks have been reopened. Find more information on the Arkansas State Parks website.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Arkansas campground closures here.

California Campground Closures

The majority of California’s State Parks are now closed but some are still open. You can search for specific parks on their webpage and see the parks that remain fully closed here.

California RV parks have been designated as “essential services” and remain open on a case-by-case basis. Call ahead to confirm all reservations.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit California campground closures here. For any available California camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.



Colorado Campground Closures

The Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife will be re-opening camping in phases at most state parks. Campgrunds, yurts, and cabins will be open to parties of 25 or less.   Designated swimming areas are open but platygrounds remain closed until further notice. Please contact individual state parks for more info.

Colorado RV parks have been designated as “essential services” and remain open on a case-by-case basis. Call ahead to confirm all reservations.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Colorado campground closures here. For any available Colorado camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Connecticut Campground Closures

Connecticut State Parks and Forests are opened to camping but anyone traveling into Connecticut from a state or territory, other than New York, New Jersey, or Rhode Island, or from a country other than the United States, is directed to self-quarantine for a 10-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state or country. Please limit travel to get to these sites and check out Connecticut’s full restrictions ahead of time.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Do you know of an open campground in this state? Submit it here.

Submit Connecticut campground closures here. For any available Connecticut camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Delaware Campground Closures

Delaware State Parks have reopened campsites, cabins, cottages, and yurts. All cabins and cottages are sanitized by a professional cleaning service between rentals. All private RV parks in Delaware are open to the public, and are classified as essential.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Delaware RV parks have been designated as “essential services” and remain open on a case-by-case basis. Call ahead to confirm all reservations.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Do you know of an open campground in this state? Submit it here.

Submit Delaware campground closures here. For any available Delaware camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Florida Campground Closures

Most Florida State Parks are open for camping but reservations must be made ahead of time. Limitations have been put in place to maintain low density and follow social distancing guidelines.  Make sure to contact specific state parks to find more information prior to visiting, you can find contact info on The Dyrt app.

Florida RV parks are being designated as “essential services” on a case-by-case basis by local governments. Call ahead to confirm all reservations.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

 

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Florida campground closures here. For any available Florida camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.



Georgia Campground Closures

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites remain open for entry and camping. With increased crowds, some parks may limit the number of people entering. Some partner-operated sites may have reduced hours or closures—it’s advised to call and check on individual reservations during this time, find contact info and campground directions on The Dyrt app. All Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds on Lake Lanier are closed until further notice.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

 

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Georgia campground closures here. For any available Georgia camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Hawaii Campground Closures

Most Hawaii state parks are open but please check closures before visiting, weather closures are common. Private campgrounds are open, weather permitting.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Do you know of an open campground in this state? Submit it here.

Submit Hawaii campground closures here. For any available Hawaii camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Idaho Campground Closures

Idaho State Parks have reopened all state parks and campgrounds within them. Group campsites and cabins/yurts will be opened on a case by case basis.  Make sure to check with the specific state park prior to visiting.  You can find campground contact info on The Dyrt app.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Idaho campground closures here. For any available Idaho camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Illinois Campground Closures

All parks managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and their campgrounds have reopened as well as Historic Sites  Please contact individual state parks for more information.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Illinois campground closures here. For any available Illinois camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Indiana Campground Closures

Indiana State Parks and other Department of Natural Resources properties, including state parks, forests and recreation areas, will remain open. All campgrounds on these sites will be open to advance reservations; no walk-in campers will be permitted.

Public facilities managed directly by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are currently closed.

Indiana RV parks have been designated as “essential services” and remain open on a case-by-case basis. Call ahead to confirm all reservations.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Indiana campground closures here. For any available Indiana camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Iowa Campground Closures

All Iowa State Parks and National Forests are open for day use and camping.  Bathrooms will remain open but some facilities including drinking fountains will be closed until further notice.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Wilder Park— Campground open
  • Do you know of an open campground in this state? Submit it here.

Submit Iowa campground closures here. For any available Iowa camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Kansas Campground Closures

All Kansas State Parks, fishing lakes and wildlife areas are open with limited access. Camping, cabins, yurts, and most restrooms remain open to the public. Find more information here.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Kansas campground closures here. For any available Kansas camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Kentucky Campground Closures

Kentucky State Parks campgrounds and cabins are currently open although services may be limited, check here for info on your local state park. Campers are asked to download the Reserve America camping app to check-in upon arrival.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Kentucky campground closures here. For any available Kentucky camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Louisiana Campground Closures

Louisiana State Parks are open for day use and camping to residents of the state.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Indian Creek Campground— Campground Open
  • Do you know of an open campground in this state? Submit it here.

Submit Louisiana campground closures here. For any available Louisiana camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Maine Campground Closures

All out-of-state travelers coming into Maine, and Maine residents returning to Maine, must either receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival or complete a 10-day quarantine. All campgrounds and RV parks including State Park campgrounds will be allowed to open and will be accepting both state residents and out of state visitors who have completed quarantine guidelines. Learn more about Maine’s campground re-openings.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Maine campground closures here. For any available Maine camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Maryland Campground Closures

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland State Parks are open with some restrictions. While camping is open in some parks, many still remain closed or are only open to day use.  Contact parks before visiting and prepare for limited facilities

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Assateague Island National Seashore— Camping is Open
  • Do you know of an open campground in this state? Submit it here.

Submit Maryland campground closures here. For any available Maryland camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Massachusetts Campground Closures

All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption, are required to Quarantine for 10 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts. Massachusetts State Parks are open as of July 1, you can reserve camping in MA here. Administration asks that you respect social distancing guidelines and urges you to stay local.  Find out more info on state parks closures and restrictions here.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Do you know of an open campground in this state? Submit it here.

Submit Massachusetts campground closures here. For any available Massachusetts camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Michigan Campground Closures

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has reopened most campgrounds to the public. While restrictions including limited events, no drinking fountains, and closure of many visitor centers is taking place, amenities at campgrounds including bathrooms, picnic tables, and shelters have reopened.  Find out more on Michigan campground closures here.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Michigan campground closures here. For any available Michigan camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Minnesota Campground Closures

Camping is largely open in Minnesota, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources stipulates that you cannot share a campsite or campfire with more than three households or 15 people, or fewer as necessary to ensure social distancing.

Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Minnesota campground closures here. For any available Minnesota camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Mississippi Campground Closures

Mississippi State Parks have reopened all campgrounds and bathhouses at State Parks and State Fishing Lakes.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Mississippi campground closures here. For any available Mississippi camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Missouri Campground Closures

Missouri State Parks have begun to reopen for camping, please make reservations in advance. Currently, day-use activities and trails remain open to the public, but are subject to close to avoid overcrowding.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Missouri campground closures here. For any available Missouri camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Montana Campground Closures

All Montana State Parks have reopened.  Reserve camping at state parks here. Please reserve campsite online.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Montana campground closures here. For any available Montana camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Nebraska Campground Closures

The Nebraska Game and Wildlife Commission has announced that parks will be open for camping that meets social distancing and group size standards.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Nebraska campground closures here. For any available Nebraska camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Nevada Campground Closures

All Nevada State Park campgrounds have reopened. Visitor Centers, park offices, and museums are open as well.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Do you know of an open campground in this state? Submit it here.

Submit Nevada campground closures here. For any available Nevada camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

New Hampshire Campground Closures

Most New Hampshire State Parks have are open for limited use at this time.  However, all groups will remain closed and camping will be limited to 50% capacity. Campground reservations are only for state residents and must be made in advance, day use at many parks has to be reserved as well.  Please contact your state park for more info.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit New Hampshire campground closures here. For any available New Hampshire camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

New Jersey Campground Closures

New Jersey State Parks have announced that select overnight facilities at campgrounds in State Parks and Forests have reopened, at this time, many of the State’s tent and trailer family campsites are available to reserve. Due to social distancing requirements, camping will be limited to tent-style camping while all other forms of overnight use including cabins, shelters, group cabins, wilderness campsites, primitive campsites, and group campsites remain closed until further notice.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Mountain Shadows Lake— Campground Closed
  • Do you know of an open campground in this state? Submit it here.

Submit New Jersey campground closures here. For any available New Jersey camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

New Mexico Campground Closures

Any individual arriving in New Mexico from any high-risk state must quarantine for a period of 14 days or for the duration of their stay in the state, whichever is shorter, regardless of any negative COVID-19 test.

New Mexico State Parks have reopened for day use following social distancing guidelines for in-state residents only. Most established campgrounds remain closed during this time but some private campgrounds are re-opening (see list below).  Boondocking is still allowed on National Forest and BLM land.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit New Mexico campground closures here. For any available New Mexico camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

New York Campground Closures

New York State Parks has temporarily lifted the 9-month reservation window restriction for camping and will allow for transfers of existing camping reservations into the 2021 season.

State parks ask that you respect social distancing guidelines and reserve campsites ahead of time. To encourage social distancing during this crisis, all public programs and events held in state parks and some facilities have been limited including bathrooms and recreation areas. Limited Backcountry permits are being issued during this time.  See more information on Camping in New York during COVID 19 here.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit New York campground closures here. For any available New York camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.



North Carolina Campground Closures

Campgrounds remain open. For campgrounds with 24-hour access, please observe the Night-Time Public Closure Period guidelines and do not leave the campground between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Visitor centers and park offices are open, and masks or face coverings are required to enter. Picnic shelters and group campsites that accommodate less than 50 people are open. Most trails, restrooms, playgrounds, and several boat ramps are open.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit North Carolina campground closures here. For any available North Carolina camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

North Dakota Campground Closures

North Dakota State and National Parks are open.  All entrance fees and camping reservations must be made and paid in advance.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Do you know of an open campground in this state? Submit it here.

Submit North Dakota campground closures here. For any available North Dakota camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Ohio Campground Closures

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has reopened all Ohio State Parks. Some facilities at these state parks remain closed including group rentals and group camps, pools, splash pads, all nature centers, most visitor centers, and programming.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Ohio campground closures here. For any available Ohio camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Oklahoma Campground Closures

Face covering that covers both the mouth and nose are required to enter any state park facility for all guests over 10 years old.

Guests dining at restaurants must wear face covering until actually being seated at their table.

Anyone lodging at a facility must wear a face covering when outside their room or cabin.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Oklahoma campground closures here. For any available Oklahoma camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Oregon Campground Closures

Most parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Oregon campground closures here. For any available Oregon camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Pennsylvania Campground Closures

All out-of-state visitors to Pennsylvania state parks and forests must, have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 prior to entering the commonwealth. If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania before visiting a state park or forest.

Visitor centers exhibit halls and interpretive areas will be closed until March 31st, 2021

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Pennsylvania campground closures here. For any available Pennsylvania camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Rhode Island Campground Closures

All state parks and all saltwater beaches are open with limitations in place. The number of parking spots will be reduced, and parking gates may need to be closed at times depending on beach capacity.

Facilities at state parks are limited with the closure of restrooms, visitor centers, and most buildings within the park. Please respect social distancing guidelines when visiting. Find more information on Rhode Island Camping restrictions here.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Ninigret Conservation Area (East Beach Campground)

Submit Rhode Island campground closures here. For any available Rhode Island camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

South Carolina Campground Closures

South Carolina State Parks are accepting new reservations for camping and cabins. Please advise: At this time, large gatherings are not permitted in cabins/villas or campgrounds

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit South Carolina campground closures here. For any available South Carolina camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

South Dakota Campground Closures

South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks have announced no closures to public lands or campgrounds at this time, but will be closing some state park offices and monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in the state and making closures as necessary. The Black Hills National Forest has reopened.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit South Dakota campground closures here. For any available South Dakota camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Tennessee Campground Closures

All Tennessee State Parks and campgrounds have reopened with limited facilities and limited capacity. You can reserve camping here.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Tennessee campground closures here. For any available Tennessee camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Texas Campground Closures

All Texas State Parks have are open day use with limited camping.  To visit, make sure to make reservations in advance for both day use and campgrounds.  Some campgrounds and other facilities may remain closed for the foreseeable future.  Contact parks prior to visiting for up to date information.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Texas campground closures here. For any available Texas camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Utah Campground Closures

All Utah State Parks are currently open with open campgrounds and visitor centers.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Utah campground closures here. For any available Utah camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Vermont Campground Closures

All Vermont State Parks are currently open.  Visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines with any individuals outside of their household. Out of state visitors are being asked to quarantine for 14 days prior to visiting any Vermont State Parks.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

  • Do you know of an open campground in this state? Submit it here.

Submit Vermont campground closures here. For any available Vermont camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Virginia Campground Closures

Most private campgrounds in Virginia remain open. All Virginia State Parks are open for day use and camping.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Virginia campground closures here. For any available Virginia camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Washington Campground Closures

Around 40 Washington State Parks have reopened for day use and camping with many more reopening for just day use.  Find the full list here. All visitor centers, park-run events, special activities, and planned programming has been canceled until further notice.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Washington campground closures here. For any available Washington camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

West Virginia Campground Closures

West Virginia’s State Parks are open with camping for in-state residents making online reservations only. Cabins, yurts, and other group facilities remain closed at this time. Learn more about West Virginia State Parks re-opening here.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit West Virginia campground closures here. For any available West Virginia camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Wisconsin Campground Closures

Wisconsin State Parks and forests have resumed normal hours for day use. Campgrounds in these parks are open and must be reserved online prior to visiting. Group sites are open for 50 or fewer people.

Confirmed Closed Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Wisconsin campground closures here. For any available Wisconsin camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.

Wyoming Campground Closures

State parks, forests, and camping facilities have mostly re-opened at this time. Go online to reserve a spot or call ahead to make sure the parks are open.

Confirmed Open Campgrounds and RV Parks:

Submit Wyoming campground closures here. For any available Wyoming camping opportunities, be mindful of current restrictions and contact campground owners before making reservations.



National Parks: Are National Parks Open?

Many National Parks, including the ones listed below, have announced closures:

Acadia National Park, ME— OPEN

Camping is only permitted at one of four designated campgrounds within Acadia National Park. There is no backcountry camping, “out-of-bounds” camping, or overnight parking allowed. Prior to visiting Acadia, all people entering Maine from another state are expected to quarantine for 14 days to prevent the spread of COVID 19.

Arches National Park, UT—OPEN

Camping/backcountry access at Arches and Canyonlands National Park are open for visitors as it increases access. Backcountry permits and climbing/canyoneering permits for both parks are now available. Arches National Park roads, trails, and park store are open. The Fiery Furnace, museum exhibits, and theater are closed. Per governor’s orders, you must wear a mask whenever within six feet of anyone you don’t live with (indoors or outside).

Assateague Island National Seashore, MD— OPEN

The Assateague Island National Seashore has reopened its campgrounds, recreational beaches, parking area, and restrooms.

Badlands National Park, SD— OPEN (Limited Facilities)

Trails, campgrounds, and roads in the north unit are open. Ben Reifel Visitor Center is open.  The south unit of the park is closed in accordance with Oglala Sioux Tribe ordinances.

Bandelier National Monument, NM— OPEN (Limited Facilities)

All outdoor facilities including the Pueblo Loop Trail, Tsankawi, Falls Trail, and all backcountry trails are open as are Juniper Family Campground, the park store, and park restrooms. However, the Bandelier visitor center, museum, and theater are closed.

Canyonlands National Park, UT—OPEN (Limited Facilities)

Canyonlands National Park roads, trails, park stores, restrooms, and campgrounds are open. Museums and theaters remain closed. Per the Utah governor’s order, you must wear a mask whenever within six feet of anyone you don’t live with (indoors or outside).

Big Bend National Park, TX—OPEN (Limited Facilities)

Big Bend National Park is partially open. All three Front-country Campgrounds open – reservations required. RGV RV Park open-reservations required. Backcountry Campsites open-reservations required. Limited lodging available-reservations required.

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT—OPEN

Bryce Canyon National Park is open,  including camping.

Congaree National Park, SC—OPEN (Some Camping Closed)

Some sites at the Longleaf Campground & portions of the Visitor Center remain closed. All hiking & paddling trails, canoe launches, restrooms & the picnic shelter remain open.

Backcountry camping permits are available by emailing your request to cong_information@nps.gov. Please submit requests at least 48 hours prior to your planned trip.

Death Valley National Park, CA— OPEN (Camping closed)

In support of the State of California’s Regional Stay at Home Order, campgrounds are closed and permits are suspended. Lodging/hotels also close with these orders. Roads, trails, and overlooks remain open.

Everglades National Park, FL—OPEN

All areas of the park are open. Some concession-operated tours and services have modifications in place for public health. Please follow CDC guidelines and recreate responsibly.

Indiana Dunes National Park, IN—OPEN

Indiana Dunes National Park is currently open with the exception of Lake Front Drive in Beverly Shores, Central Beach, and Mount Baldy Dune Summit. Campground reservations can be made on rec.gov. Please check for a full list of closures on the park website.

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ—OPEN (Limited Facilities)

Grand Canyon is largely open with various limited facilities. Bright Angel Campground is at half capacity, Mather Campground is first come first served for January. For a full list of closures, check their website.

Great Basin National Park, NV—OPEN (Limited Facilities)

As a response to rising cases of COVID-19 in the area, the Lehman Caves Visitor Center and Cave Tours will be closed. Park staff will be available outside for questions, maps, and bookstore sales upon ringing the doorbell. Restrooms remain open.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN/NC—OPEN (Frontcounntry Campgrounds Closed)

Sugarlands, Oconaluftee and Cades Cove Visitor Centers are open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily with capacity limits. The theater and museums are closed.

Special Park Use Permits are allowed per standard guidance which allows for groups up to 25 at outdoor locations, or as defined by the capacity of the facility, for periods up to 60 minutes.

Front country group campsites are closed. Backcountry trails, thru-hiking areas, and dispersed camping on these trails will be open.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, HI— OPEN (Day use, Limited Facilities)

The following areas remain closed for your safety:

  • Kīlauea Visitor Center. Lānai and restrooms are open.
  • Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube), east parking lot, and bathrooms
  • Nāmakanipaio Campground

Make sure to check and reserve ahead of time prior to visiting.

Joshua Tree National Park, CA— OPEN (Camping Closed)

In support of the CDC, state and local public health authorities, the park is modifying operations. All campsites are closed. Roads and trails remain open.

Cottonwood Visitor Center and Black Rock Nature Center are temporarily closed. The bookstores at Joshua Tree Visitor Center and Oasis Visitor Center are open, but the museum portions are closed.

Olympic National Park, WA—OPEN

Olympic National Park has reopened.  following COVID 19 guidelines: visitor centers remain closed and backcountry permits are limited.  All campgrounds and park roads are open, please reserve in advance.

Pinnacles National Park, CA—(Limited Camping)

The Pinnacles Campground open to ‘essential travelers’.

  • Bear Gulch Nature Center and West Visitor Center remain closed.
  • Shuttle services inside the park remain non-operational.
  • ALL CAVES remain closed (Balconies and Bear Gulch Caves).

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks — OPEN (Camping Closed)

Due to California’s stay-at-home order issued for the San Joaquin Valley region, all park campgrounds are closed through at least February 1, 2021. Wuksachi Lodge, restaurant, gift shop, and restrooms are closed until further notice.

Shenandoah National Park, VA—OPEN

The Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51) interior exhibits remain closed, however, an outdoor contact station will be staffed in front of the building every Saturday & Sunday, as well as President’s Day. Rangers will be present to answer questions from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., weather permitting. Maps, pre-stamped passport cancellations, and Junior Ranger books will also be available. If the Skyline Drive is closed due to inclement weather, the contact station will not be staffed. The Park Store remains closed at this time.

All other facilities are closed for the winter season. Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, and all trails remain open, but please recreate responsibly by following the guidelines below.

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO—OPEN

Park Rangers are available to assist park visitors at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, the Kawuneeche Visitor Center, and the Wilderness Office. Rocky Mountain Conservancy Nature Stores are open at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, the Fall River Visitor Center, and Kawuneeche Visitor Center. The Kawuneeche Visitor Center is open Tuesday-Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm. Due to COVID 19, the number of visitors will be limited inside the buildings.

White Sands National Park, NM—OPEN

White Sands National Park has reopened but all backcountry camping and Park Ranger programs remain unavailable.  Please plan to camp outside of the park if you are visiting White Sands.

Yellowstone National Park, MT — OPEN

The park is open, but will not be accessible by roads until April 16, 2021.

Yosemite National Park, CA—Camping Closed

In support of California Regional Stay Home order, Yosemite is open 8 am to 5 pm for day-use activities only. Lodging and campgrounds are temporarily closed. Some services and facilities are limited; shuttles are not operating.

Zion National Park, Utah—OPEN

Zion National Park has reopened. Shuttles ave begun running a limited route within the park.

Many park campgrounds are still set to open in late spring/early summer—we’ll update this list as that changes. Read below for the latest updates on campground closures in national parks. Read the NPS statement & response to COVID-19 here.

Submit a National Park Campground Closure here.



Recreation.gov Campsite Alerts for BLM, NPS, USFS

We have compiled all active alerts for campgrounds and cabins in the Recreation.gov network, which includes properties in some but not all National Park, Bureau of Land Management areas, US Forest Service areas and more. Because of the size of this list (over 2,000 active alerts), we have put it in a separate article you can access here.


If you have information on campground or park closures/openings or want to recommend a correction, please let us know.

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