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Guadalupe Mountains National Park is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

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Date: March 18, 2020
Contact: Elizabeth Jackson, 915-828-3251 ext 2300

Salt Flat, Texas - Guadalupe Mountains National Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Pine Springs Visitor Center and bookstore, as well as all park contact stations are closed until further notice .All ranger led programs and backcountry permits have been suspended until further notice. Park trails will remain open and are accessible to the public for day use only. 

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Guadalupe Mountains National Park are our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels. 

The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick. 

For high-risk populations, such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, we ask that they take extra caution and follow CDC guidelines for those at higher risk of serious illness. 

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations. 

Last updated: March 26, 2020

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400 Pine Canyon
Salt Flat, TX 79847



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