Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service Officers, the following facilities and services are suspended until further notice:
Where it is possible to adhere to the latest federal, state, and local health guidance, outdoor spaces will remain accessible to the public, including:
Where it is possible to adhere to the latest federal, state, and local health guidance, access will be restored in phases:
Starting June 1, 2020:
Starting June 8th, 2020:
Starting June 12, 2020:
Starting June 18, 2020:
Starting July 8, 2020:
Starting July 20, 2020
The NPS encourages people who choose to visit the national parks during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy. See more information at www.nps.gov/coronavirus.
Other things that are helpful to know before your visit.
Lake of the Arbuckles
Platt Historic District Alcohol Closure
Cold Springs Campground and the swimming and picnic areas east of U.S. 177 and along Travertine Creek are closed to alcoholic beverages by the authority of the Superintendent's Compendium (36 CFR §1.5). This includes Little Niagara, Bear, Garfield, and Panther Falls. This closure is in effect from May 1 through September 30 each year.
Last updated: July 31, 2020