COVID-19 Operational Status
The National Park Service follows CDC guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Learn how to enjoy the monument while yourself and others by recreating responsibly. Thank you for helping to keep yourself and others safe and healthy!
As the National Park Service monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health to use the latest science to guide our decision making. Masking requirements will vary by park based on local conditions. Learn more about CDC guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels and about the National Park Service response to COVID-19.
The Kris Eggle Visitor Center, Alamo Canyon and Twin Peaks Campground are Open: There may be periods of time when facilities may closed or operate with reduced capacity based on the ability to adherer to established sanitization guidelines. There is no dispersed camping within Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. For more information about campgrounds and backcountry camping, visit our camping page.
Mask requirements in federal buildings are based on the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels for Pima County.
HIGH: masks are required for all people indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
MEDIUM and LOW: masks are optional.
- Practice physical distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet (2 m) of distance between you and others.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- If you feel sick, please do not visit the monument.
All park roads remain open with the exception of:
Gachado Line Camp is still open; however the road further to Dos Lomitas is closed.
The southeast border road along the wall is closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic between the Lukeville Port of Entry to the Santa Rosa Mountains due to construction activity safety concerns.
South Puerto Blanco Road is temporarily closed. This closure includes North Puerto Blanco Road from the Pinkley Peak parking lot to the Pozo Nuevo Road.
As part of a multi-agency effort currently underway to humanely manage the border, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is temporarily closing the South Puerto Blanco Road to support ongoing U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations. This closure also includes the one-way stretch of North Puerto Blanco Road from the Pinkley Peak parking lot to the Pozo Nuevo Road. The park remains open for visitors.
This temporary closure will remain in effect until further notice.
As we continue to work with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, visitors are reminded to check the park website for the latest information on general operations and closures.
View a map of the current road closures (4.8MB PDF).