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.
Winter Campground Schedule
The park is currently on its winter campground schedule. The following camping areas are open:
All other camping areas are closed for the winter season and will reopen in May. Exact dates have yet to be determined.
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: September 28, 2020