Monument Status during COVID-19
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument remains open, but the Kris Eggle Visitor Center and all campgrounds are closed. Restrooms at Alamo, Estes and Pinkley Peak are open for day use, but all other restrooms are closed. Trails and roads remain open. Learn how to recreate responsibly at Organ Pipe.
Visitor Center and Facilities
- The Kris Eggle Visitor Center is closed temporarily. There are park brochures and maps outside of the visitor center that are available. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, you can call (520) 387-6849 Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, to speak with a ranger. Given the uncertainty with the COVID-19 virus outbreak, we do not know at this time when the visitor center will reopen.
- Restrooms at Pinkley Peak, Alamo Canyon and Estes are open for day use. Soap and water are not provided, so visitors are highly encouraged to bring and use their own hand sanitizer. All other restroom facilities are currently closed until further notice. The nearest public restrooms are Lukeville, 5 miles south on Highway 85, and Why, 23 miles north on Highway 85.
All campgrounds are currently closed until further notice. We do not know yet when campgrounds will reopen. There is no dispersed camping, and backcountry permits are currently suspended.
All park roads remain open with the exception of:
- The Southeast border road - closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic between the Lukeville Port of Entry to the Santa Rosa Mountains.
- The West border road from Monument Hill west and all crossover roads. The South Puerto Blanco Drive to Quitobaquito Springs remains open.