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National Park Service News Release
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is beginning to increase recreational access to park groundsCrow Agency, MT – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is increasing recreational access. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Beginning June 23, 2020 Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument will reopen access to: • National Cemetery, Tour Road, Last Stand Hill and Reno-Benteen Battlefield. • Public Restrooms With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time: • Visitor Center The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. At Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance, and will be regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public and workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.
While these areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders, practiceLeave No Trace principles, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.
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The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID19, and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
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Last updated: June 24, 2020