Phased Increase in Recreational Access
Updated: Thursday, June 4, 2020
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. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Salinas Pueblo Missions will open roads, trails, and restrooms beginning on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
Services and activities for visitors that remain Not Available are:
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 COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions: Due to extreme fire danger, setting, building, maintaining, attending or using fires of any kind, including wood and charcoal campfires within picnic areas, is prohibited beginning at 8:00 am, Monday, June 1, 2020. Stoves fueled by petroleum or Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fuels are allowed. Additionally, smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle.
Please Recreate Responsibly
Park rangers remain on duty and normal regulations still apply. As services are limited and/or closed to the public, the National Park Service urges visitors to:
Last updated: June 4, 2020