Phased reopening - some locations closed due to COVID-19
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, access to the park is as follows:
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.
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.
The majority of your tour (20-30 minutes) will take place in the climate controlled Dig Shelter. However, the first 10-15 minutes of your guided tour will take place outdoors.
Last updated: May 22, 2020