Which National Parks are open?

Last updated: November 26, 2020

Many of the national parks and their concessionaires are slowing reopening. Needless to say, this season will be far from “normal”. It will be more important than ever to check on the status of parks before you head out to visit them, especially if you have reservations for lodging or camping. All these dates could change at a moment’s notice.

Chimani Perks subscribers should check the “COVID-19 Impacts” section within each park guide for the latest information. This list below will be updated on a regular basis so bookmark it and check back.

Acadia National Park

  • Status: Open with limited services
  • Hulls Cove Visitor Center:  Information stations are staffed outside main visitor center, although the actual center will remain closed to the public.
  • Most restrooms along Park Loop Road will also open.
  • Carriage roads and most hiking trails are open.
  • Island Explorer bus service (closed for the season).
  • Jordan Pond House Restaurant: open for takeout as well as indoor and outdoor seating
  • Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole gift shops are open.
  • Wildwood Stables (open)
  • Blackwoods, Seawall, Schoodic Woods and Duck Harbor Campgrounds (will not open for the season)
  • All non-exempt persons entering Maine must quarantine for 14 days.

Arches National Park

American Samoa

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Visitors must spend 14-days in Hawaii and acquire health clearance 3-days before entry into American Samoa.
  • Visitor Center in Pago Pago is closed

Badlands National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Trails, campgrounds, and roads in the north unit are open.
  • Ben Reifel Visitor Center is open.
  • South Unit Closed
  • Badlands Inn (open)
  • Cedar Pass Lodge (open)
  • Cedar Pass Campground (open)
  • ​Cedar Pass Lodge Gift Shop and Restaurant are closed until further notice.

Banff National Park (Canada)

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Visitors can enjoy a scenic drive through the park and access many of the trails and day use areas with the exception on the Bow Valley Parkway east of Castle junction and Tunnel Mountain Drive. Vehicle parking is limited to designated areas only.
  • Day use areas in the park, including those in the Banff Townsite, Lake Minnewanka and along the Icefields Parkway are open with some restrictions.
  • The Banff East Gates are open as of June 4. Parks Canada staff will be available to provide information about services currently available to visitors as well sell national park passes.
  • Hiking and cycling trails in Banff National Park are open for day use.
  • The in-person sale of park passes will not be available at the Banff Visitor Information Centre at this time. Visitors can still purchase entry passes at the self-serve kiosk located adjacent to the building at 224 Banff Avenue.

Big Bend National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Partially open for day use.
  • Following paved roads are open:
    • From Persimmon Gap entrance to Panther Junction
    • From Maverick entrance to Panther Junction
    • Fossil Discovery Exhibit
    • Road to Chisos Basin
  • Following trails are open:
    • Dog Canyon
    • Lost Mine
    • Window
    • Window View
    • Basin Loop
    • Laguna Meadow
    • Pinnacles
    • South Rim
    • Emory Peak
  • The Panther Junction Store & Gas Station are open.
  • Most other sections and services are closed.

Biscayne National Park

Black Canyon of The Gunnison

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • South Rim Drive, North Rim Drive and all viewpoints are open.
  • South Rim Visitor Center is closed, but rangers are staffing a desk outside to issue permits, answer questions, and assist your visit.
  • South Rim Campground Loops A and B are open
  • North Rim Campground, East Portal Road and Campground and overnight use in the inner canyon – Wilderness Permit Required.

Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • The main park road and all viewpoints to Rainbow Point are open.
  • Trails within the Bryce Amphitheater area
  • Visitor Center and NHA bookstore: outdoor and indoor operations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  •  Restrooms are available at Farview and Rainbow Points (24 hrs)
  • All trails within the Bryce Amphitheater area, including the Navajo Loop are open.
  • The free park shuttle has resumed and will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in the Bryce Amphitheater; the Rainbow Bus Tour is not operating at this time; RVs are strongly encouraged to park at the shuttle station and utilize this service or the Shared Use Path, as parking is extremely limited for larger vehicles and congested parking lots may experience short-term closures at peak times.
  • The General Store and its restrooms are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., however showers and laundry services remain closed
  • The Lodge at Bryce Canyon (TBD)

Canyonlands National Park

Cape Cod National Seashore

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • All public buildings, including restrooms, are open.
  • Beaches, trails, and parking areas are open.
  • ORV Corridor and Historic Building remain closed.

Capitol Reef National Park

  • Status: Open
  • The visitor center and Gifford House are open.
  • Fruita Campground is open.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • The cavern and visitor center are open
  • Park roads, desert trails, and picnic areas remain open.
  • The bat amphitheater is closed to protect the bats and social distancing for visitors and staff.

Channel Islands National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • The mainland visitor center is closed until further notice due to construction.
  • The park concessioners Island Packers and Santa Barbara Adventure Company have resumed island operations at approximately 40% capacity.

Congaree National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • The park’s frontcountry remains closed which includes campgrounds, Harry Hampton Visitor Center, the Boardwalk, Bluff Trail, Longleaf Trail, Sims Trail and Weston Lake Loop Trail.
  • Open day-use access (sunrise to sunset) in the@park’s backcountry, which includes South Cedar Creek Canoe Landing, Bannister Bridge Canoe Landing, the Cedar Creek Canoe Trail, Kingsnake Trail, Bates Ferry Trail, Fork Swamp Trail, Oakridge Trail, and River Trail.

Crater Lake National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Highway 62 through the park remains open for travel.
  • Munson Valley Road, West Rim Drive, and North Entrance Road are open, weather permitting.
  • Visitors are encouraged to visit https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/2647 to pay entrance fees in advance. When paying at the entrance station, credit cards are preferred.
  • Most trails are currently covered with snow and, in some cases, downed trees. Watchman Peak, Garfield Peak and Cleetwood trails are seasonally closed.
  • Crater Lake Backcountry Office – Open for backcountry permits.
  • Rim Village Gift Shop & Cafe is open.
  • Crater Lake Lodge & Cabins at Mazama Village is open.
  • Boat tours for the 2020 season have been cancelled.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Boston Mill Visitor Center, some restrooms (portable toilets available), and Brandywine Falls boardwalk are closed.
  • Blue Hen Falls parking closed.
  • Boston Store parking lot reduced.
  • There may be other closures, call the closure hotline before visiting (440) 546-5960

Death Valley National Park

Denali National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Outdoor visitor center in front of the Denali Visitor Center and Eielson Visitor Center.
  • Road to Mountain Vista Rest Area at Mile 12 (open)
  • Murie Science and Learning Center will not open this summer.
  • Sled dog kennels will likely be closed to visitors this summer.
  • Riley Creek Mercantile is open daily, 11 am to 9 pm.
  • All campgrounds except Wonder Lake are open.

Dry Tortugas National Park

  • Status: Open
  • Ferry boat and sea plane concessions have resumed tours and accept reservations.
  • Campground has reopened.
  • Garden and Loggerhead Keys are open from sunrise to sunset. Marine waters and harbors remain open.
  • Entrance fees apply.

Everglades National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • All areas of the park are now open
  • Flamingo Marina Store, restrooms, and gas pumps are open.
  • Concession-operated tours and services are open with modifications.
  • Visitor centers and North Nest Key remain closed.
  • Permits are by self-registration and there is no fee.

Gates Of The Arctic

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Visitors be aware that air travel access to the park and contact with information centers may be limited.
  • Travel restrictions may exist as businesses close or greatly reduce operations to non-essential travel.

Glacier National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Portions of the west side of the park are open for day-use only.
  • Visitors may drive from the park entrance at West Glacier to Lake McDonald Lodge.
  • Hikers and bikers may travel beyond the gate at the lodge.
  • The west entrance to the park will open by 8:00 am, as conditions permit, and close at 4:30 pm.
  • Visitors will be able to access restrooms and trails that are accessible from open park roads.
  • East entrances from the Blackfeet Reservation will remain closed.
  • Visitor Centers and Ranger Stations will remain closed until later in the season. Overnight accommodations will be unavailable until later in the season.
  • Campgrounds, backcountry permits, additional stores, expanded tours, takeout food service, and visitor centers will remain closed.
  • Cedar Creek Lodge (located just outside of the park) is open.
  • Lake McDonald Lodge & Village Inn at Apgar (June 15)
  • Many Glacier Hotel & Swiftcurrent Inn (July 1)
  • Rising Sun Motor Inn & Cabins is targeted to re-open as soon as access up and over the Going-to-the-Sun Road is available.
  • Visitor Transportation Service (shuttles) will not be offered this season.

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Teton National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Primary road access (Teton Park Road, Moose-Wilson Road and North Park Road) are open.
  • Public restrooms in some areas are open.
  • Day-use hiking on seasonally-accessible trails is open.
  • Riverbank and lakeshore fishing is open.
  • Colter Bay Village – convenience store and gas station is open
  • Park visitor centers remain closed.
  • Overnight lodging remains closed.
  • Gros Ventre Campground is open.
  • Signal Mountain Lodge is open with limitations.
  • Headwaters at Flagg Ranch – cabins (June 15), camping, tent cabins, RV operations (June 5)
  • Colter Bay Village – cabins (June 15), camping, tent cabins, RV operations (June 5)
  • Jenny Lake Lodge and Jackson Lake Lodge (closed for the season)
  • Jenny Lake Campground – (June 15)

Great Basin National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Entrance road to the Lehman Caves Visitor Center and Scenic Drive are open.
  • Baker Creek, Snake Creek, Strawberry Creek roads and trailheads are open.
  • Hiking trails are open.
  • Lower Lehman Creek, Upper Lehman Creek, Snake Creek (primitive sites) campgrounds are open.
  • Restrooms at Lehman Caves Visitor Center and Great Basin Visitor Center are open on a rotating schedule
  • Restrooms at Lower Lehman Creek campground and major trailheads are open.
  • Great Basin Cafe at the Lehman Cave Visitor Center (8am – 3pm Monday – Thursday, 8am – 5pm Friday – Saturday)
  • Lehman Caves Visitor Center and Great Basin Visitor Center are closed.
  • Baker Creek, Grey Cliffs, Wheeler Peak campgrounds are closed.
  • All ranger programs and cave tours have been cancelled at this time.

Great Sand Dunes National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Dunes parking area and dunefield access are open.
  • Medano Pass Primitive Road, including established campsites on a first-come, first-served basis
  • All trails are open: Mosca Pass, Montville Nature, Sand Sheet Loop, Wellington Ditch, Dunes Overlook, Sand Ramp, Medano Lake, and Music Pass
  • All picnic areas are open: Mosca Creek, Sand Pit, and Castle Creek
  • Entrance Station, including the collection of entrance fees, are open.
  • Pinon Flats Campground Loop 1 and Loop 2, including restroom facilities (June 17)
  • Overnight backcountry access in the National Park, including the dune field and sites along the Sand Ramp Trail (June 17)
  • South Ramada group picnic site in the Mosca Creek Picnic Area is closed.
  • Visitor Center interior exhibits, restrooms, and the Western National Parks Association (WNPA) park store are closed.
  • Pinon Flats Campground Group Loop is closed.

Great Smoky Mountation National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • National Park Service has an extensive list of what’s open here.
  • All park visitor centers and campgrounds remain closed at this time.
  • LeConte Lodge, Sugarlands Riding Stables, Cades Cove Riding Stables, Cades Cove Campstore, and Smokemont Riding Stables are all open.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Closed:
    • Pine Springs Visitor Center
    • Dog Canyon Contact Station and it’s trails
    • McKittrick Canyon Contact Station and it’s trails
    • Public Restrooms (port-a-johns are available for visitor use at the trailheads)
    • All overnight use, including campgrounds and backcountry use
    • Williams Ranch
    • Gypsum Sand Dunes

Haleakala National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • The Summit District of Haleakala National Park, from the park entrance to the summit at 10,023 ft. elevation.
  • Park entrance fees continue to be temporarily waived.
  • Headquarters Visitor Center public restrooms at 7,000 feet (the visitor center building remains closed) are open.
  • Haleakala Visitor Center public restrooms at 9,740 feet (the visitor center building remains closed) are open.
  • Hosmer Grove Trail is open.
  • Supply Trail from Hosmer Grove to Halemau’u Trail junction (Halemau’u trail remains closed) are open.
  • Leleiwi Overlook Trail and Pa Ka’oao (White Hill) Trail are open.
  • Kipahulu District is closed.
  • All Haleakala wilderness areas, including Haleakala Crater hiking trails are closed.
  • No access for sunrise, sunset, or overnight activities. Park gates close at 5:00 pm. Sunrise reservations are unavailable at this time.
  • Kalahaku Road, including the parking lot and Kalahaku shelter at 9,324 feet, is closed.
  • Kipahulu Campground and Hosmer Grove Campground are closed.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Mauna Loa Road to Kipukapuaulu for vehicles, bicyclists and hikers, including Tree Molds and Kipukapuaulu Trail; picnic area will remain closed. Past Kipukapuaulu, open to hikers and bicyclists to Mauna Loa Overlook at 6,662 feet.
  • Footprints Trail from Highway 11 to the Ka’u Desert Trail and Maunaiki Trail junction are open.
  • Escape Road, for bicycling, horseback riding and hiking to the Mauna Ulu junction are open.
  • The Kahuku Unit is open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vehicles are again allowed up to the Pali o Ka’eo trailhead and cross fence.
  • All other areas in the park remain closed at this time.

Hot Springs National Park

Isle Royale National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Park entrances, entrance booths, roads, parking lots, trails, individual/family campsites and most restroom facilities are open.
  • All campsites are first-come, first-served until Sept. 4, 2020.
  • Visitor centers and group campsites are closed.

Katmai National Park

  • Status: Closed (July 1)
  • Brooks Camp Developed Area is closed until July 1.
  • Return to full operations within Brooks Camp Developed Area, with services may be limited. Earliest possible start dates: July 1 day use, July 23 overnight (lodge/campground).

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kobuk Valley National Park

Lake Clark National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Main Park Road and all overlooks including Montezuma Overlook, Park Point, and Geologic Overlook are open.
  • Cliff Palace/Balcony House Loop Drive is open.
  • Spruce Tree House Overlook is open.
  • Hiking trails are open.
  • Morefield Campground is open.
  • Far View Lodge is open.
  • Chapin Mesa Picnic Area is open.
  • Public Restrooms are open.
  • Mesa Verde Research & Visitor Center, and the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum are closed.
  • All cliff dwellings and ranger-guided cliff dwelling tours are closed.
  • Wetherill Mesa is closed.

Mount Rainier National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Roads normally open this time of the year have re-opened, along with associated trailheads.
  • Limited services will be available, including restrooms and trailheads throughout the corridor.
  • Campgrounds open for day use only. Overnight use of campgrounds will begin at a later date.
  • Longmire General Store providing gifts and grab-and-go food options.
  • Park visitor centers are closed.
  • National Park Inn & Paradise Inn are closed.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

North Cascades National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Open for day use activities.
  • Campgrounds, the Wilderness Information Center, and backcountry campsites are open.
  • Visitor centers, group campsites, and the Cascade River Road remain closed.

Olympic National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • No overnight camping in the park right now.
  • Wilderness camping permits will not be issued at this time.
  • North visitor center and complex are open as well, although the south visitor center and historic inn have not reopened yet.

Pinnacles National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • The west entrance of the park located near Soledad, CA is open to vehicular traffic. Once all the available parking spaces in the park are full, vehicles will not allowed into the park.
  • The east entrance located in Paicines, CA will remains accessible via by bicycle or foot traffic from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • The campground (accessible through the east entrance) remains open to campers with existing reservations.
  • Entry fees are waived
  • Nature and Visitor Centers remain closed.
  • Shuttle services inside the park remain non-operational.
  • Trail closures, including the cave trails and sections of the High Peaks trail are closed.

Redwood National & State Parks

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Visitor centers, backcountry camping sites, and campgrounds are closed.
  • Trailheads, parking lots, and some restroom Facilities are currently open.

Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Status: Open with restrictions
    • The next release will be on July 1, for the month of August and any remaining days that have not been booked for July.
    • On August 1, reservations will be available for the month of September and any remaining days that have not been booked for August. On September 1, reservations will be available for the month of October and any remaining days in September that have not been booked.
  • Services are limited. Some areas and facilities remain closed.
  • Trail Ridge Road
    • Opened to vehicles on June 4. Night closures are possible depending on weather.
    • Be sure to call the Trail Ridge Road Status Line: (970) 586-1222
  • Old Fall River Road:
    • Closed to motorized vehicles until early July 2020 (weather permitting).
    • Open to pedestrians (including those with leashed pets) and bicyclists through Saturday, November 30.
    • Beginning Thursday, June 9, Old Fall River Road will be closed to all access from 6 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays to allow for snowplowing operations.
  • Wild Basin Road
    • Wild Basin Road will remain closed to motorized vehicles until further notice. No reopening date has been set.
  • US Highway 36 Construction
    • Through September, major road construction will occur on US 36 inside of Rocky Mountain National Park. The work will take place on a 3-mile section of US 36, just west of Bear Lake Road junction to east of Deer Ridge Junction. This section of road will be closed nightly from 7 pm to 7 am, Sunday nights through Friday mornings. There will be no nightly closures on Friday and Saturday nights.
    • Bicyclists and motorcyclists should avoid this section of road this summer and enter the park through the Fall River Entrance.

Saguaro National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • All roads, picnic areas and hiking trails are open.
  • Visitor information and restrooms are available on visitor center patios from 8am until noon daily.
  • Comfort stations in picnic areas are open and water is available on visitor center patios.
  • Visitor centers remain closed.
  • Public programs are cancelled and fee collection continues to be supended until further notice.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Parks are open-no reservations required.
  • Open:
    • Entrance stations, for fee collection and distribution of the park newspaper and map only.
    • Roads and parking lots. Please park only in designated parking spaces. If a parking lot is full, refer to the park newspaper for other options.
    • Trails in developed areas and in designated wilderness; if a trail is congested, please visit another location with less people.
    • Overnight wilderness access with reservations onlyNo walk-up permits will be available this summer.
    • Restrooms and picnic areas. Please practice proper food storage, which may involve using shared food-storage boxes. Per CDC guidance, social distancing and frequent hand washing are recommended. We recommend you bring hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes.
    • Wuksachi Lodge & Gift Shop, Wuksachi Pizza Deck (to-go orders only, limited outdoor seating), Grant Grove Market, Grant Grove Gift Shop, Lodgepole Market. These facilities are operated by Delaware North Company-please refer to www.visitsequoia.com for more information.
    • Guided horseback rides at Cedar Grove by the Cedar Grove Pack Station and at Grant Village by the Grant Grove Stables.
    • Camping at PotwishaLodgepole, and Sunset campgrounds with reservations only.
  • Closed:
    • Other campgrounds in the parks.
    • Visitor centers, bookstores, ranger stations and wilderness permit stations.
    • Lodging and restaurants not listed above. 
    • Crystal Cave will not be open for tours.
    • The Sequoia Shuttle will not be in operation this summer.
    • Lodgepole Visitor Center will not be open this summer season due to renovation project delays.

Shenandoah National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • The entire park is open 24 hours a day.
  • The backcountry, including shelters and huts, is open for overnight camping.
  • Campgrounds are open at a limited capacity to meet the Forward Virginia guidelines of a 20-foot separation between campsites to encourage distancing. The park is NOT accepting reservations at this time. Campgrounds are operating on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Old Rag and Whiteoak Canyon/Cedar Run circuit trails are open from both Skyline Drive and the boundary.
  • Entry fees apply and restrooms are limited.
  • Picnic Grounds are open with one exception. Dickey Ridge Picnic Grounds (mile 4.7) is currently closed.
  • Old Rag and Whiteoak Canyon-Cedar Run circuit hikes are closed.
  • Elkwallow Wayside (mile 24), Skyland Lodge (mile 41.7 or 42.5), Big Meadows Showers and Woodyard (mile 51), Lewis Mountain Cabins and Campstore (mile 57.2), Loft Mountain Campstore (mile 79.5) are open.
  • Big Meadows and Skyland lodges (June 25)
  • Loft Mountain Wayside (June 26)

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Virgin Islands National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Restrooms, showers, trails, beaches, parking areas, and waters are open.
  • Cruz Bay Visitor Center is closed.
  • Programs are cancelled, Food service, watersports and rentals at Trunk Bay are closed.
  • Only mooring fees are being collected.

Voyageurs National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • The Rainy Lake Visitor Center, Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center, and Ash River Visitor Center are closed.
  • Day use and water access remains open to visitors year-round and there is no entrance fee.
  • Rainy Lake, Kabetogama Lake Group Campsite, King Williams Narrows and Mukooda Campgrounds are open with limitations.
  • Park boat tours have been suspended for the entire 2020 operational season.
  • Kettle Falls Hotel has limited services available.

Wind Cave National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Surface roads and hiking trails remain open.
  • The cave and visitor center are currently closed.
  • Loops A and B in the Elk Mountain Campground will be open on June 15.

Wrangell-St Elias National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Kendesnii Campground and Esker, Caribou, Viking, & Nugget cabins are closed.
  • Building access in the Kennecott Mines NHL are available by guided tour only.
  • The park will open and maintain certain outhouses and vault toilets on roads and trailheads.
  • Services such as interpretive programs, in-person trip planning, in-person backcountry information, bear resistant food container loans, and public restrooms at the visitor centers are delayed and may resume in these areas on July 1, 2020.

Yellowstone National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • The entire Grand Loop Road will be accessible for day use, excluding the segment between Canyon and Tower, which is closed for road construction (see map).
  • Services/facilities (including restrooms, self-service gas stations, trails/boardwalks, limited stores, entrance stations, medical clinics, approved tours) are open.
  • Cabins with private bath are open at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Old Faithful Lodge, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Lake Lodge, Canyon Lodge. A limited number of rooms are also available at Lake Hotel (Standard rooms in Sandpiper Lodge); Canyon Lodge (Standard rooms, Superior rooms, Suites), Old Faithful Snow Lodge (Premium rooms), and Mammoth Hotel (Premium rooms). Old Faithful Inn, Grant Village, and Roosevelt Lodge are currently closed but may reopen in 2020 if conditions allow.
  • Campgrounds are open at: Madison, Bridge Bay, Grant Village, and Canyon. Due to public health guidelines, campground shower facilities are not available until further notice. Fishing Bridge RV Park will remain closed through fall of 2021.
  • Yellowstone is the first national park to begin COVID-19 testing of frontline employees and partners on a weekly basis as part of a COVID-19 surveillance testing pilot project.

Yosemite National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Day-use reservations are required, or reservations for Upper Pines Campground, Wawona Horse Camp, Yosemite Valley Lodge, Curry Village, or The Ahwahnee, Private lodging or vacation rental reservation in Wawona, Yosemite West, or Foresta, Yosemite Half Dome permit, or Yosemite wilderness permit.
  • The Mist Trail from the top of Vernal Fall to the John Muir Trail junction near the Vernal Fall footbridge is closed to downhill hiking from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Hikers may return to the trailhead using the Clark Point cutoff trail and John Muir Trail
  • Hetch Hetchy Road will only be open from 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Yosemite Valley lodging is open. Tours have been canceled for the season.
  • Lower Yosemite Fall boulders are closed.
  • Bridalveil Fall area is closed.
  • Crane Flat Helibase is closed.
  • Chowchilla Mountain Road is closed.
  • Only Upper Pines Campground (50% capacity) and Wawona Horse Camp are open. Reservations are required.
  • Camp 4 is closed due to the shared nature of the campsites, which doesn’t allow for adequate social distancing.
  • The Park Service do not know if or when additional campgrounds will open this season.
  • Parking is available (until full) at the Mariposa Grove Welcome Plaza.
  • Wawona is open. However, Wawona Campground, Wawona Hotel, Wawona Stable, and Wawona Visitor Center (Hill’s Studio) are closed.
  • Glacier Point Road and Glacier Point are open.
  • There is no shuttle service in Yosemite Valley.
  • YARTS is operating its regional transit system with reduced capacity (30 people per bus, with 22 available by reservation–reservations are strongly recommended).

Zion National Park

  • Status: Open with limited operations
  • Open for day use, during daylight hours only.
  • A ticket is now required to ride the shuttle in Zion Canyon. For more details, click here.
  • Private vehicles are not allowed on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive when shuttles are in operation.
  • Roads
    • The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway (State Route 9) is open.
    • Mount Carmel Tunnel is open.
  • Kolob Canyons Area, Scenic Drive and Visitor Center are temporarily closed to all traffic. 
  • Outdoor visitor orientation and information services will be in designated areas near the Zion Canyon Visitor Center.
  • Zion Lodge is open with limited services.

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