Alerts & Conditions

Phased Reopening - Waco Mammoth National Monument is beginning to increase access to the park

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. Access to Waco Mammoth National Monument is as follows: 

Waco Mammoth National Monument Dig Shelter access:

  • The Dig Shelter is open at limited capacity, reservations are not required

In addition, the following spaces continue to be available:

  • Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms at limited capacity
  • Outside bookstore

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, services may be limited. 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.

COVID-19 Mask Requirement

To promote our staff and visitors’ safety, masks are required in all NPS buildings and on all forms of enclosed public transportation, regardless of location or vaccination status. Additionally, masks must be worn in outdoors spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as narrow or busy trails and overlooks.

Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted on our website and social media channels. Updates about NPS operations will be posted on


Summer Conditions

Summer in Texas can be hot. June, July, and August temperatures can reach well over 100 degrees. Drink plenty of water, wear a hat and sunscreen, and take it easy.

Last updated: August 17, 2021

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6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive
Waco, TX 76708


(254) 750-7946

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