Current Conditions


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

Summer Campground Schedule

The park is currently on its peak season campground schedule. The following camping areas are open:

  • Rock Creek Campground (Group site by reservation only, all others first-come, first-served)
  • The Point Campground (Upper Loop by reservation only, Lower Loop first-come, first-served)
  • Buckhorn Campground (Loop C by reservation only, all other loops first-come, first-served)
  • Cold Springs Campground (reservations only)
  • Central Campground (reservations only)

The last night to stay in Buckhorn Loops A and B, Cold Springs Campround, and Central Campground will be October 2, 2022.

Rock Creek and Buckhorn Loops C and D will remain open through the winter season.

The Point will be open until the end of November 2022, and will then close for roadwork. It should reopen no later than February 1, 2023.

For more information, visit our camping page. To make campsite reservations, visit



Closures & Seasonal Exceptions


More information about popular activities

Ranger-led Program Schedule


Other things that are helpful to know before your visit

Lake of the Arbuckles

  • Up to date lake level information
  • The runoff into Lake of the Arbuckles can carry debris (tree limbs, logs, etc.) and boaters are cautioned to slow down, see and avoid

Platt Historic District Alcohol Closure

All areas east of U.S. 177 are closed to alcoholic beverages from May 1 through September 30 each year by the authority of the Superintendent's Compendium (36 CFR §1.5). This includes Central Campground, Cold Springs Campground, Little Niagara, Bear Falls, Garfield Falls, and Panther Falls.

A small waterfall surrounded in mist on a winter morning.

NPS Photo / R. Snavely

Last updated: September 17, 2022

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