State by State Campground Closures & Responses to COVID-19
Last updated: 3/31/2020, 6:16p.m. EDT.
Some parks and campgrounds are closed or changing their procedures for camping due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Below is a list of public and private campgrounds, RV parks and dispersed camping locations that are either closed, not accepting new reservations or are operating with restrictions.
If you would like to add information or a place to this list, please submit closures here.
Table of Contents:
Open RV Parks and Campgrounds
National Park Closures
Army Corp of Engineers (COE) Closures
Chain Campground Closures
Military Campground Closures
State-by-State Closures & Responses
Are RV parks and campgrounds open for camping during the Coronavirus?
You can find open campgrounds by using the search box on Campendium to locate a desired area. Then select the filter to “exclude temporarily closed locations.” This will produce a list and map of campgrounds that are currently known to be open. During this time, campground policies are changing quickly. It is wise to call ahead before traveling to your destination.
- Thirty-three out of fifty states have closed or delayed opening their state park system campgrounds:
- California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah*, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
- All Army Corp of Engineer campgrounds, nationwide, are closed.
- A few states have classified private RV parks as ‘non-essential’ businesses, and have ordered them closed – or placed strong restrictions on access to them: Connecticut, Virginia, Maryland
- As of 3/30/2020, 25.93% of U.S. based campsites listed on Campendium are closed due to COVID-19.
National Park Closures
- NPS statement & response to COVID-19.
- Cumberland Gap: Wilderness Road Campground is closed.
- Cumberland Island National Seashore campgrounds are closed.
- Curecanti National Recreation Area has closed all seasonally campgrounds.
- Death Valley National Park has closed all campgrounds, with the exception of Panamint Springs Resort. Backpacking and dispersed roadside camping is open.
- Devils Tower National Monument is closed, as is its campground, Belle Fourche.
- Dinosaur National Monument campgrounds are closed.
- Dry Tortugas National Park has closed Garden Key Campground
- Everglades Nationals Park has closed Front country campgrounds. Backcountry campgrounds remain open. Flamingo campground & Long Pine Key Campground are closed. Public access via Miami-Dade county is closed.
- Glacier National Park is closed.
- Glen Canyon National Recreation Area has closed all campgrounds, including those managed by concessionaires. Primitive camping beyond Lone Rock beach is open.
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area has closed Kirby Cove and Bicentennial back country campgrounds.
- Grand Canyon National Park has closed all campgrounds.
- Grand Teton National Park is closed.
- Great Basin National Park has closed all campgrounds.
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park campgrounds are closed.
- Great Sand Dunes National Park has delayed opening of Pinon Flats Campground.
- Guadalupe Mountains National Park has closed campgrounds and backcountry camping.
- Gulf Island National Seashore: Davis Bayou Campground (MS) and Fort Pickens Campground (Fl) are closed.
- Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park has closed Namakanipaio Campground
- Hot Springs National Park Gulpha Gorge Campground is open.
- Hovenweep National Monument has closed their campground.
- Indiana Dunes State Park has delayed opening for Dunewood Campground.
- Joshua Tree National Park is closed to vehicular traffic. Campgrounds are closed.
- Lake Mead National Recreation Area has closed all campgrounds, dispersed camping and recreation areas on the Nevada side of the park. In addition, Temple Bar Campground & Willow Beach Campground & RV Park on the Arizona side are closed.
- Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area has closed all campgrounds.
- Mammoth Cave National Park has closed all campgrounds.
- Mesa Verde National Park has closed Morefield Campground.
- Mount Rainier National Park has closed the Paradise Winter Group Camping Area. Individual dispersed snow camping remains open.
- Navajo Nation Tribal Parks are closed.
- Obed Wild & Scenic River Tennessee has closed all camping and campgrounds.
- Olympic National Park has closed all camping and delayed opening Sol Duc Campground and Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort until April 24.
- Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument has closed all campgrounds and suspended backcountry permits.
- Ozark National Scenic Waterways campgrounds remain open.
- Padre Island National Seashore has closed all campgrounds and prohibited beach camping.
- Point Reyes National Seashore camping and campgrounds are closed.
- Redwoods National Park camping and campgrounds are closed.
- Rocky Mountain National Park is closed to all visitors of all types.
- Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park campgrounds are closed.
- Shenandoah National Park has closed all campgrounds or delayed opening dates. No overnight camping is permitted in the park at this time.
- White Sands National Monument is closed to all visitors.
- Wind Cave National Park has closed their campground, Elk Mountain.
- Yellowstone National Park is delaying opening of campgrounds until after May 22. The park is closed.
- Yosemite Park campgrounds are closed.
- Zion National Park has closed all campgrounds. No dispersed camping is ever permitted in Zion.
Army Corp of Engineers (COE) Closures
- All U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed campgrounds in every Division and District in the nation have begun an orderly shutdown. All COE campgrounds are closed or closing until at least May 15th.
Chain Campground Closures
- Escapees / SKPs Statement & Response. Escapees is keeping a list of parks that are open, closed, or running with restrictions, here: Escapees RV Club Member Updates.
- In addition, Escapees has published a CALL TO ACTION urging RVers to reach out to elected officials in an attempt to protect the rights and needs of the RV community during this time. Join the effort to help keep RV parks open.
- KOA COVID-19 statement & closures list
- Sun RV Resorts COVID statement
- Thousand Trails / Encore Resorts statement & response. Thousand Trails has closed all Virginia based parks.
Military Campground Closures
- Multiple military RV parks and campgrounds have closed. U.S. Military Campgrounds & RV Parks is tracking these closures on their website. The following FamCamps were reported to us directly as being closed:
State-by-State Closures & Responses
- Alabama State Parks remain open.
- National Forests in Alabama are closed to all camping. Developed campgrounds are closed and dispersed camping is prohibited. This includes access on the following national forests: Bankhead National Forest, Conecuh National Forest, Tuskegee National Forest, Talladega National Forest, Tuskegee National Forest
- Arizona State Parks remain open
- Navajo Nation Tribal Parks are closed.
- Arizona BLM areas remain open, however La Posa North, La Posa South, La Posa West, and Tyson Wash LTVAs south of Quartzsite, Arizona have been noted by BLM to be at max capacity as of 3/30/20. Dispersed camping areas near the LTVAs is also reported by BLM to be full. It is recommend you call the Lake Havasu Field Office (928-505-1200) or Yuma Field Office (928-317-3200) for up to date info before planning to arrive at an AZ BLM site at this time. On April 15, BLM still intends for LTVAs to convert to 14-day camping areas, as they do each year. After April 15, amenities such as toilets, trash removal and wastewater dumping services may no longer be provided due to contractor, staff, and supply shortages.
- Arizona national forests have closed some campgrounds / dispersed camping:
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest continues to allow dispersed camping, but has closed all developed campgrounds.
- Coconino National Forest continues to allow dispersed camping, but has closed all developed campgrounds.
- Coronado National Forest has closed all developed campgrounds and camping areas. Dispersed camping is still permitted – but there are reports of gates to areas of the forest being locked.
- Prescott National Forest has closed all developed campgrounds. Dispersed camping is still permitted.
- Tonto National Forest has closed all camping in campgrounds and dispersed areas.
- Some county, city or public campgrounds are closed:
- Some tribal campgrounds are closed:
- Some private campgrounds are closing or sheltering in place:
- SKP KOFA Ko-op is no longer accepting new patrons. All current patrons already on site can shelter in place.
- SKP Saguaro Co-Op is no longer accepting new patrons. All current patrons already on site can shelter in place.
- Grand Canyon Railway RV Park is closed.
- San Pedro RV Resort is no longer accepting new patrons. All current patrons already on site can shelter in place.
- Coyote Howls (East & West) parks are closed to non-residents.
- Arkansas State Parks and campgrounds remain open. Arkansas State Parks is limiting the use of campgrounds to RVs with self-contained bathrooms.
- Some Arkansas National Forests have closed campgrounds:
- The State of California is permitting private RV parks to stay open, although cities or counties may order them closed. Some private parks have closed individually (click here for the list).
- Del Norte County has closed all private RV parks to stays of 30 days or less. This includes the cities of: Crescent City, Bertsch-Oceanview, Fort Dick, Gasquet, Hiouchi, Klamath, Smith River, Crescent City North
- Riverside County has closed all short term rental facilities, to include private RV parks. Those onsite may complete their reservation, but may not extend their reservation: Aguanga, Anza, Banning, Beaumont, Bermuda Dunes, Blythe, Cabazon, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Cherry Valley, Coachella, Corona, Coronita, Desert Center, Desert Edge, Desert Hot Springs, Desert Palms , East Hemet, Eastvale, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, French Valley, Garnet, Good Hope, Green Acres, Hemet, Highgrove, Home Gardens, Homeland, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, Indian Wells, Indio, Indio Hills, Jurupa Valley City, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Lake Mathews, Lake Riverside, Lakeland Village, Lakeview, March, Mead Valley, Meadowbrook, Mecca, Menifee, Mesa Verde, Moreno Valley, Mortmar, Mountain Center, Murrieta, Norco, North Shore , Nuevo, Oasis, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Ripley, Riverside, Romoland, San Jacinto, Sky Valley, Temecula, Temescal Valley, Thermal, Thousand Palms, Valle Vista, Vista Santa Rosa, Warm Springs, White Water, Wildomar, Winchester, Woodcrest
- California State Park campgrounds are closed. Vehicle access is closed at all 280 state parks. No dispersed vehicle camping is permitted.
- California BLM has closed all developed campgrounds. Dispersed camping remains open.
- Imperial Dam LTVA remains open, but has been noted by BLM to be at max capacity as of 3/30/20. Dispersed camping areas near the LTVAs is also reported by BLM to be full. It is recommend you call the Field Office (928-317-3200) for up to date info before planning to arrive. On April 15, BLM still intends for LTVAs to convert to 14-day camping areas, as they do each year. After April 15, amenities such as toilets, trash removal and wastewater dumping services may no longer be provided due to contractor, staff, and supply shortages.
- All national forests in California have closed developed areas to recreation, including campgrounds and camping.
- Angeles National Forest, Cleveland National Forest, Coronado National Forest, Eldorado National Forest, Inyo National Forest, Klamath National Forest, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Lassen National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Mendocino National Forest, Modoc National Forest, Plumas National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Sierra National Forest, Six Rivers National Forest, Stanislaus National Forest, Tahoe National Forest, Toiyabe National Forest
- The Bureau of Reclamation has delayed opening of the campgrounds at Stony Gorge Reservoir until after April 18th.
- Some California regional park, county, city, public, & utility managed campgrounds are closed:
- Del Norte County has closed all county campgrounds. Crescent City, Bertsch-Oceanview, Fort Dick, Gasquet, Hiouchi, Klamath, Smith River, Crescent City North
- East Bay Regional Parks system has closed all campgrounds, group campsites, backcountry campsites, including: Anthony Chabot Regional Park Campground and Del Valle Regional Park Campground.
- El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) has closed Sly Park Recreation Area. Silver Lake West Campground has not yet opened for the season, although opening has not yet been delayed.
- Inyo County publicly managed campgrounds are closed: Diaz Lake Campground, Portagee Joe Campground, Independence Creek Campground, Taboose Creek Campground, Tinnemaha Creek Campground, Baker Creek Campground, Pleasant Valley Campground, Alabama Hills Recreation Area, Tecopa Hot Springs Campground
- Los Angeles County: Dockweiler RV Park is closed.
- Nevada County Fairgrounds RV Park is closed.
- Nevada Irrigation District has closed all campgrounds: Scotts Flat Lake, Orchard Springs Campground, Peninsula Family Camping, Long Ravine Resort, Findley Campground, East Meadow Campground, Woodcamp Campground, Fir Top Campground, Pass Creek Campground, Faucherie Lake Group Campground
- Orange County: Campsites at O’Neill Regional Park and Caspers Wilderness Park are closed.
- Placer County has closed Bear River Park & Campground
- Riverside County (RivCo) campgrounds are closed: Bogart Regional, Hurkey Creek, Idyllwild, Lake Cahuilla, Lake Skinner, Mayflower, McCall Memorial Equestrian, Rancho Jarupa
- San Bernadino Regional Parks are closed: Calico Ghost Town Park, Glen Helen, Moabi, Mojave Narrows, Mojave River Forks, Prado, Yucaipa
- San Luis Obispo County Park campgrounds are closed, with existing reservations are being honored: Santa Margarita Lake, Lopez Lake Recreation Area, El Chorro Regional Park, Port San Luis Harbor, Coastal Dunes RV Park & Campground, Oceano County Campground
- Santa Barbara County Parks campgrounds are closed: Cachuma Lake, Jalama Beach
- Santa Clara County Parks are closed: Coyote Lake, Joseph D. Grant, Mt. Madonna, Sanborn, Uva’s Canyon
- San Diego County: Kumeyaay Lake Campground in Mission Trails Regional Park is closed. The campgrounds at Agua Caliente, Dos Picos Guajome, Lake Morena, Potrero, Sweetwater Summit, Vallecito, William Heise County Parks are closed (those already on site may stay through the end of their reservation).
- Slab City is closed to all new entrants – both camping and tourist.
- Solano County parks and campgrounds are closed.
- Sonoma County has closed all publicly managed campgrounds.
- Stanislaus County campgrounds are closed: Modesto Reservoir, Woodward Reservoir, Frank Raines Regional Park
- The City of Tahoe South Lake has closed Campground by the Lake
- Yolo County campgrounds are closed: Cache Creek Regional Park
- Some privately managed RV parks and campgrounds are closed:
- Berry Creek Rancheria R.V. Park is closed
- Bonelli Bluffs RV Park is closed.
- Jackson Rancheria RV Park is closed.
- Lake Jennings Park is not accepting new arrivals or new reservations through the end of April and will be cancelling camping reservations arriving through Mid-April.
- Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA is closed.
- Mountain Gate RV Park is closed.
- Outdoor Resort Palm Springs is closed.
- Pala Casino Resort & Spa – including the RV park, parking lot, and dump station are closed until at least 4/15/20.
- Pismo Coast Village RV Resort is closed.
- Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA is closed.
- Sunbeam Lake RV Resort is not accepting new arrivals.
- Win-River Casino RV Park is closed.
- Colorado State Parks and State Wildlife Area campgrounds and camping are closed. On site campers must vacate immediately.
- National forests in Colorado are open or closed independently:
- Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests & Pawnee National Grassland has closed all developed recreation sites, including campgrounds – and is discouraging land use at this time.
- Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests campgrounds remain closed at this time.
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands are open or closed in line with typical seasonal status at this time.
- Rio Grande National Forest has closed all developed recreation sites through May 31.
- San Juan National Forest is open.
- White River National Forest has closed developed recreation areas.
- Some counties or cities are closing private parks, pubic parks, placing travel restrictions on public lands, roads, and / or closing camping areas:
- Gunnison County has placed a travel restriction and is urging all non-residents to leave. All camping areas (if seasonally open) are closed.
- Larimer County has closed public campgrounds. This affects the cities of: Bellvue, Berthoud, Drake, Fort Collins, Glen Haven, Laporte, Livermore, Loveland, Masonville, Red Feather Lakes, Timnath, Wellington. In Estes Park, all public and private short term lodging facilities are closed.
- San Juan County (Silverton) is closed and has placed a travel restriction banning all non-residents from through traffic. All public lands and public land use is closed. All private RV parks are closed.All non-residents should leave.
- Some Private RV Parks are closed:
- The State of Connecticut has classified private RV parks as ‘non-essential’. Private RV parks are closed to new arrivals until at least April 20th.
- Connecticut State Park & Connecticut State Forest campgrounds are closed, and openings have been delayed. Openings have been postponed until Memorial Day weekend in May, unless a further delay is required.
- All publicly managed campgrounds and RV parks in Connecticut are closed. There are no national forests in Connecticut.
- Delaware has classified private RV parks as essential services.
- Delaware State Park campgrounds are closed through May 15th.
- Delaware State Forest campsites are closed.
- The State of Florida is allowing local jurisdictions to decided whether or not to classify private RV parks as essential business. The following counties have classified as essential or closed private RV parks:
- Broward County has deemed private RV parks and campgrounds to be essential services. Private parks may remain open.
- Miami-Dade County has deemed private RV parks to be essential services. Private parks may remain open.
- Monroe County (Florida Keys): private RV parks are closed to non-residents of the county. Patrons on site may stay if they have a reservation of at least 28 days. No new admissions to RV parks will be accommodated.
- Orange County has deemed private RV parks to be essential services. Private parks may remain open.
- All Florida State Parks are closed for all use. Campgrounds are closed.
- All Florida State Forest campgrounds & campsites are closed.
- Florida Wildlife Management Districts have closed all developed campgrounds. On areas where it is permitted, dispersed wilderness camping is allowed.
- Florida National Forests have closed many campgrounds/camping areas:
- Apalachicola National Forest has closed: Camel Lake
- Osceola National Forest has closed:The Group Landing, Hog Pen Landing, Ocean Pond
- Ocala National Forest has closed all campgrounds and permitted camp areas: Alexander Springs Campground, Big Scrub, River Forest, Lake Shore, 52 Landing, Big Bass, Davenport Landing, Fore Lake, Lake Delancey East, Lake Delancey West, Lake Dorr, Lake Eaton, Shanty Pond, Bluff Landing, Clearwater Lake, Salt Springs Campground, Doe Lake, Davenport Landing, Little Lake Bryant, Buck Lake Group Camp, Mill Dam, River Forest, Hopkins Prairie
- Florida Water Management Districts have closed most campgrounds and camping:
- The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has closed all camping areas.
- The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) has closed all campgrounds.
- The St. Johns River Water Management District has closed all camping.
- The Suwannee River Water Management District has closed Goose Pasture camp.
- The Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) has closed all reservation camping areas. Some backcountry camping areas remain open.
- Some city, county & local public parks are closed:
- City of Belle Glade Torry Island Campground remains open.
- Brevard County managed campgrounds are closed to new reservations. Existing reservations are being honored, but no new reservations may be made, or extended: Manatee Hammock, Wickham Park, Longpoint Park Campground
- Broward County managed campgrounds are closed: C.B. Smith Park Campground, Easterlin Park Campground, Markham Park Campground, T.Y. Park (Topeekeegee).
- Flagler County has closed all county managed campgrounds: Princess Place Preserve, Bull Creek Campground
- Indian River County has closed McDonald Park Campground
- Jacksonville city managed campgrounds are closed: Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, Dutton Island Preserve, Huguenot Memorial Park
- Miami-Dade County managed campgrounds are closed: Larry & Penny Thompson Park.
- Monroe County (Florida Keys) is closed to non-residents. All public and private campgrounds and RV parks are closed.
- Orange County managed campgrounds are closed: Moss Park, Kelly Park Campground, Clarcona Horse Park, Magnolia Park Campground, Trimble Park.
- Pinellas County managed Fort DeSoto Campground is no longer taking new reservations, but is honoring current reservations. No walk-ins will be permitted.
- Port Canaveral has closed Jetty Park campground.
- Port St. Lucie County is no longer accepting new reservations for Savannas Recreation Area. All existing campers are encouraged to stay put through March 30.
- Some private parks are closing:
- Most Georgia State Park campgrounds remain open.
- Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is closed to all camping.
- Idaho State Parks are closed.
- Many national forests have closed campgrounds and/or dispersed camping:
- Boise National Forest has closed several campgrounds and campsites: French Creek Campground, Rainbow Point Campground, Amanita Campground, Kirkham Campground, Bonneville Campground, Deadwood Campground, Mountain View Campground, Park Creek Campground, Helende Campground, Bull Trout Campground, Pine Flats Campground, Hot Springs Campground, Boiling Springs Campground, Greyback Campground, Elk Flats Campground
- Idaho Panhandle National Forest has closed all developed campgrounds and some recreational sites.
- Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest has closed all developed campsites.
- Idaho Power campgrounds are closed: Carters Landing, Copperfield Park, Cottonwood Park, Hells Canyon Park, Locust Park, McCormick Park, Moonshine Mine, North Park Campground, Scout Park Campground, Swan Falls River Access, Woodhead Park
- Some private parks have closed:
- Private RV parks in Indiana have been classified as essential business.
- Indiana State Parks /DNR properties remain open.
- Iowa State Parks and campgrounds remain open. Camping is limited to self-contained (enclosed) campers with their own bathrooms through April 15.
- Polk County has suspended some park based activities, but campgrounds remain open.
- Kansas State Parks, fishing lakes and wildlife areas remain open. KDWPT (state) facilities may have adjusted operating hours and/or be closed to public visitation. Prior to traveling, visitors are encouraged to call ahead for the most up-to-date information.
- Some private RV parks are closed:
- All Kentucky State Parks are open.
- Some private RV parks are closed:
- Jellystone Park Camp Resort of Mammoth Cave is closed.
- Private RV parks in Louisiana have been clarified to be classified as essential business. Some private RV parks have, however, closed:
- All Louisiana State Park campgrounds are closed until April 13.
- Maine has classified private RV parks and campgrounds as essential businesses.
- Maine State Park campgrounds remain in seasonal winter closure.
- Private campgrounds and RV parks are considered non-essential and are required to close, with the exception of permitting residents of recreational vehicles remain if those residents of RVs genuinely have no other viable place of residence.
- All publicly managed campgrounds are closed, including:
- Michigan State Parks and Department of Natural Resource (DNR) campsites are closed through at least April 13.
- Elks Lodge 552 RV Park is closed.
- Minnesota State Parks, state forests, wildlife management areas, and natural areas have closed campgrounds and dispersed camping.
- Mississippi State Park bathhouses and primitive camping areas will be closed; however, RV camping will remain open.
- Mississippi National Forests have closed all developed campgrounds and recreation areas: Bienville, Delta, DeSoto, Holly Springs, Homochitto, Tombigbee
- The Mississippi Gaming Commission has closed Casino RV Parks:
- Some private RV parks are closed or not accepting new arrivals:
- Magic River Resort is not accepting new arrivals.
- Missouri State Park campgrounds and lodging are closed until April 30th.
- Mark Twain National Forest has closed or delayed openings for developed campgrounds.
- Several county, city or public parks are closed:
- Montana State Parks remain open. Camping is not yet affected.
- Montana national forests have closed developed campgrounds and camping areas:
- Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest has closed all developed campgrounds.
- Bitterroot National Forest has closed all developed camping sites.
- Custer Gallatin National Forest has closed all developed camping sites.
- Flathead National Forest has closed all developed campgrounds.
- Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest has closed all developed campgrounds. Dispersed camping remains open.
- Kootenai National Forest has closed all developed camping sites. Dispersed camping remains open.
- Lolo National Forest has closed all developed camping sites. Dispersed camping remains open.
- Nebraska State Parks and recreation areas currently remain open for day use, camping, fishing, and recreation.
- Nevada State Park campgrounds are closed.
- Southern Nevada BLM has closed Red Rock Canyon Campground.
- Nevada National Wildlife Refuges are closed: Ash Meadows, Desert, Moapa Valley, Pahranagat
- Nevada Department of Wildlife has closed camping areas: Overton Wildlife Management Area, Humboldt WMA, Mason Valley WMA – North Pond, Mason Valley WMA – Headquarters, Dave Deacon Campground
- Some private RV parks are closed:
- Most New Hampshire State Parks, Historic Sites are open and operating on normal hours for this time of the year. The following state run campgrounds are closed:
- White Mountain National Forest has closed some recreational sites / campgrounds.
- All New Jersey State Parks & Forest campgrounds closed through Thursday, April 30.
- All publicly managed campgrounds in New Jersey are closed.
- New Jersey’s governor made an executive order on March 20th, 2020 which closed all public and private campgrounds and RV parks in New Jersey for vacation and recreational use. This will likely affect the opening date of many seasonally closed RV parks and campgrounds. We strongly recommend contacting any New Jersey park for updates on status before arrival.
- Cape May County has asked that private RV parks delay opening and close to transients until May 12th. This affects the following cites/towns: Avalon, Belleplain, Burleigh, Cape May, Cape May Point, Diamond Beach, Erma, North Cape May, North Wildwood, Ocean City, Rio Grande, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Strathmere, Villas, West Cape May, West Wildwood, Whitesboro, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Woodbine
- New Mexico State Park campgrounds are closed. Parks are also completely closed – no day use, dump station use, etc.
- All national forests in New Mexico have closed all developed campgrounds. Dispersed camping is still permitted. These closures affect all developed campgrounds in the following national forests: Gila National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest, Cibola National Forest, Lincoln National Forest, Carson National Forest
- New Mexico BLM has closed many campgrounds and recreational areas:
- Albuquerque District: Datil Well Campground, Joe Skeen Campground
- Farmington District: Arroyo Hundo Campground, Big Arsenic Springs Campground, Bisti Badlands Parking Access, Brown Springs Campground, Chiflo Campground, El Aguaje Campground, La Junta Campground, Little Arsenic Springs Campground, Lone Juniper Campground, Pilar Campground, Rio Bravo Campground, Rio Pueblo Primitive Campground, North Lake Campground
- Pecos District: Valley of Fires Recreation Area
- Las Cruces District: Aguirre Spring Campground, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
- Some utility, city, county or locally operated campgrounds are closed:
- Some private RV parks are closed. Private RV parks that provide temporary lodging are permitted continue to operate at 50% capacity if they deem it safe for their business model:
- New York has deemed private campgrounds and RV parks to be essential infrastructure.
- New York State Park and Department of Environmental Conservation campgrounds are closed through April 30, and the ability to make new reservations is suspended for the 2020 season until further notice. Governor Cuomo has waived all entrance fees for day use of state, county and local parks.
- Private park closures:
- North Carolina State Park campgrounds are closed.
- In a ‘stay at home’ order on 3/27/20, North Carolina’s governor did not include private RV parks in essential business provisions. It appears that most private RV parks are operating under the assumption that they are essential business, however. Many private parks are now only accepting long-term stays by self-contained units.
- Some counties have specifically closed private RV parks:
- Buncombe County has closed all private campgrounds and RV parks with rentals or leases for less than one month in duration except for work-related accommodations, facilities housing persons experiencing homelessness and any facility being used for isolation and quarantine purposes. Current residents at campgrounds are permitted to stay, but campgrounds should not allow new patrons to enter and establish themselves. This impacts the cities / towns of: Asheville, Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Montreat, Weaverville, Woodfin, Asheville, Avery Creek, Black Mountain, Broad River, Fairview, Flat Creek, French Broad, Hazel, Ivy, Leicester, Limestone, Lower Hominy, Reems Creek, Sandy Mush, Swannanoa, Woodfin, Upper Hominy, Avery Creek, Bent Creek, Fairview, Royal Pines, Swannanoa
- Jackson County has closed all private campgrounds and RV parks to short-term rentals (stays less than 30 days) – except for emergency personnel or work related reasons. This impacts the cities / towns of: Dillsboro, Sylva, Webster, Village, Forest Hills, Cashiers, Cherokee, Cullowhee, Glenville
- Some counties have specifically closed private RV parks:
- North Carolina National Forest has closed or delayed opening for all campgrounds within the NC National Forest system until at least May 15th. This includes:
- Croatan National Forest campgrounds are closed: Cedar Point Campground, Flanners Beach Campground, Oyster Point Campground
- Uwharrie National Forest campgrounds are closed: Arrowhead Campground: Badin Lake Campgrounds, Canebrake Horse Campground, Uwharrie Hunt Camp, West Morris Mountain Campground, Yates Place Camp
- Pisgah National Forest campgrounds are closed: Black Mountain Campground, Briar Bottom Group Camp, Carolina Hemlocks Campground, Cove Creek Group Camp, Curtis Creek Campground, Davidson River Campground, Harmon Den Horse Camp, Kuykendall Group Camp, Lake Powhatan Campground, Mortimer Campground, North Mills River Campground, Sunburst Campground, Wash Creek Horse Camp, White Pines Group Camp, Wolf Ford Horse Camp
- Nantahala National Forest campgrounds are closed: Appletree Group Camp, Balsam Lake Lodge, Bristol Fields Horse Camp, Cable Cove Campground, Cheoah Point Campground, Horse Cove Campground, Jackrabbit Mountain Campground, Kimsey Creek Group Camp, Rattler Ford Group Camp, Standing Indian Campground, Swan Cabin, Tsali Campground, Van Hook Glade Campground, Wine Spring Horse Camp
- Some county, city & local public parks are closed:
- Dare County: is closed to non-residents from entering or travel through. Cape Hatteras National Seashore campgrounds (Oregon Inlet Campground) are closed.
- Graham County all campgrounds and RV parks (public & private) are closed. Beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020, all campgrounds, RV parks, cabin rentals and any other short-term rentals in Graham County will be closed, except for persons needing accommodation with a legitimate work-related stay. This includes the towns of: Fontana Dam, Lake Santeetlah, Robbinsville
- Guilford County campgrounds are closed: Hagan-Stone Park
- Jackson County has delayed opening of Ralph J. Andrews Campground until May 16th.
- Mecklenburg County campgrounds are closed: McDowell Nature Preserve campground
- Union County parks & campgrounds are closed: Cane Creek Park
- The City of Windsor has closed Cashie River Campground & RV Park to new arrivals.
- Some private RV parks and campgrounds have closed:
- Ohio State Parks / ODNR have closed all state managed campgrounds.
- American Electric Power (AEP) has closed / delayed opening for all campgrounds until at least May.
- Oklahoma State Park campgrounds remain open.
- US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has closed all campgrounds at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge: Doris Campground, Backcountry camping
- Ouachita National Forest campgrounds are closed. Dispersed camping is still permitted.
- Some private RV parks are closed:
- Nearly all publicly managed campgrounds and RV parks in the state of Oregon are closed. This includes federal, state, city and county managed campgrounds, as well as state forest, fish & wildlife and BLM managed campgrounds. Most national forests have also closed their campgrounds.
- Oregon BLM has closed all developed campgrounds, and some day use sites.
- Oregon State Parks and campgrounds are closed until May 8th. Veterans and park hosts can remain on site.
- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has closed all areas of jurisdiction to overnight camping effective Sunday, March 22. The closure affects both dispersed camping and established campgrounds.
- The Oregon Department of Forestry has closed or delayed opening for campgrounds in the Clatsop, Santiam, and Tillamook state forests. Year-round campgrounds will close starting on Monday, March 23.
- All national forests in Oregon have closed their campgrounds: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Crooked River National Grasslands, Deschutes National Forest, Fremont-Winema National Forest, Malheur National Forest, Mt. Hood National Forest, Ochoco National Forest, Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest, Siuslaw National Forest, Umatilla National Forest, Umpqua National Forest, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Willamette National Forest
- Private campgrounds are closed. Private RV parks, catering to self-contained units, may remain open. Some cities or counties are, however, implementing closures extending to privately run facilities:
- The City of Brookings has closed all public and private RV parks. The Port of Brookings Harbor has closed Beachfront RV Park.
- Clatsop County has closed all campgrounds and RV parks, public and private. Patrons in place from March 11th with long-term reservations and people employed in Clatsop County can stay. Cities in this county include: Astoria, Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Seaside, and Warrenton.
- The City of Gold Beach Oregon has prohibited rental or use of lodging for the purpose of pleasure, recreation, or non-business, including that of RV parks. All patrons who do not meet non-business or essential use qualifications must vacate.
- Hood River County has closed all private RV parks in addition to all public campgrounds and RV parks,. Current guests staying more than 30 days, and essential personnel are permitted to stay on site. All others must vacate. This includes the cities of: Cascade Locks, Hood River, Mount Hood, Odell, Parkdale
- Lincoln County has closed all private RV parks to stays of less than 30 days. No new reservations through April 23rd. This is in addition to private & public campgrounds being closed. This includes the cities of: Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Newport, Siletz, Toledo, Waldport, Yachats, Lincoln Beach, Rose Lodge
- Tillamook County has closed all privately owned campgrounds and RV parks in addition to closing county, state and federal parks. Those who live in a park full-time and pay month to month may stay. This closure affects the following areas: Tillamook, Garibaldi, Rockaway Beach, Nehalem, Manzanita, Bay City, Wheeler
- Some privately run campgrounds & RV parks outside of these jurisdictions are closed:
- Pennsylvania is qualifying private RV parks as ‘essential’ on a case-by-case basis. Private non-residential RV parks are closed. Be sure to call any park you are interested in staying at for their current status.
- Pennsylvania State Parks and State Forests parks and campgrounds in Pennsylvania are closed through April 30th.
- Allegheny National Forest has closed all campgrounds and camping.
- Most PennDOT rest areas and welcome centers statewide have re-opened. Rest areas on the PA Turnpike remain open, with limits in service.
- Rhode Island State Parks / DEM campgrounds typically open April 10th. An announcement will be made by April 1st as to whether openings will proceed as typically scheduled.
- South Carolina State Park campgrounds are closed. Visitors who are currently occupying campsites may remain through the duration of their reservation. No new arrivals permitted.
- Francis Marion National Forest has closed some campgrounds: Buck Hall Recreation Area, Honey Hill, Elmwood Campground, Cassidy Bridge Hunt Camp, Fell Camp, Whetstone Horsecamp, Cherry Hill, Burrells Ford
- Some county, city, or local public parks are closed:
- Some counties and/or cities have imposed more stringent closures across their jurisdiction:
- Horry County, including the City of Myrtle Beach and the City of North Myrtle Beach have issued emergency ordinances preventing short-term accommodations from accepting or extending any reservations at public campgrounds or private RV parks through the end of April 2020.
- Black Hills National Forest has closed all developed recreation sites, including campgrounds.
- Custer Gallatin National Forest has closed all developed camping sites.
- Tennessee State Park campgrounds are closed until April 9.
- The State of Tennessee has deemed private RV parks to be essential services.
- Cherokee National Forest camping and campgrounds are closed.
- Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is delaying opening (closed) of 5 campgrounds until at least April 15th: Douglas Dam Headwater Campground, Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground, Melton Hill Dam Campground, Cherokee Dam Campground, Watauga Dam Campground
- The State of Texas has not made a statement on whether or not private RV parks are essential business. Several counties and cities within Texas has passed mandates closing private RV parks. Some other private RV parks have also closed.
- Aransas County has closed all private RV parks to new arrivals. Reservations may not be extended, save for specific cases. This impacts the cities/towns of Corpus Christi, Fulton, Rockport, and Aransas Pass
- The City of Port Aransas (Neuces County) has closed all private RV parks. No new arrivals are permitted.
- Brewster County amended a previous mandate vacating & closing all private RV parks to allow anyone in place by 3/23/20 with a reservation for more than 14 days to stay in place. Parks are closed to new arrivals: Alpine, Marathon, Terlingua, Lajitas
- The City of Galveston has closed private RV parks. Private RV parks patrons who have not leased a space for 30 or more days must vacate the premises.
- Jeff Davis County has closed all private campgrounds & RV parks. All short-term (less than 30 day reservation) must vacate. Those who are on-site and have a reservation of 30 days or more may stay: Valentine, Fort Davis.
- Presidio County and the City of Marfa have closed all privately owned short-term rentals and RV parks: Marfa, Presidio, Redford
- Some Texas State Park campgrounds have closed:
- Big Bend Ranch State Park is closed.
- Bonham State Park is closed due to the park’s sewer system failure.
- Buescher State Park is closed.
- Cedar Hill State Park is closed.
- Davis Mountains State Park is closed to new arrivals after 3/27.
- Government Canyon State Natural Area is closed.
- Hueco Tanks State Park is closed.
- Lost Maples Natural Area is closed.
- Martin Creek Lake State Park is closed.
- McKinney Falls State Park is closed.
- Mustang Island State Park is closed.
- Pedernales Falls State Park is closed.
- Texas National Forest & Grasslands has closed some camping areas:
- Angelina National Forest has closed: Caney Creek Recreation Area, Boykin Springs Recreation Area
- Caddo-Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands has closed:Tadra Point Trailhead & Campground, Black Creek Lake Recreation Area, East Lake Crockett Recreation Area, West Lake Crockett Campground, Coffee Mill Lake Recreation Area
- Sam Houston National Forest has closed: Kellys Pond Campground, Cagle, Stubblefield, Scott’s Ridge, Double Lake
- Sabine National Forest has closed: Boles Field Campground, Indian Mounds Recreation Area, Lakeview Campground, Willow Oak Campground
- Some counties, cities or utilities have closed publicly managed campgrounds and RV parks:
- Aransas County has closed all public campgrounds and RV parks and dispersed / beach camping is prohibited. This includes the cities/towns of Corpus Christi, Fulton, Rockport, and Aransas Pass
- Brewster County has closed all publicly managed campgrounds and RV parks: Alpine, Marathon, Terlingua, Lajitas
- Cameron County (South Padre Island) county run parks and campgrounds are closed: Andy Bowie County Park, Isla Blanca County Park, Edwin King Atwood Park
- Jeff Davis County has closed all rest areas and public campgrounds & RV parks. Military, National Guard, emergency service, or public park personnel are permitted to stay: Valentine, Fort Davis.
- The Lavaca-Navidad River Authority (LNRA) has closed Brackenridge Park & CampgroundandTexana Park & Campground
- The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) has closed all parks, camping and campgrounds: Plum Park on the Colorado, Matagorda Bay Nature Park, Camp Creek Recreation Area, Lake Bastrop South Shore Park, Lake Bastrop North Shore Park, Black Rock Park, Cedar Point Recreation Area, Grelle Recreation Area, Hollywood Bottom Park, Oak Thicket Park, Park Prairie Park, Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, Shaffer Bend Recreation Area, Turkey Bend
- The City of Lewisville Lake Park campground is not accepting new reservations – or movement into the campground. The campground is now closed – with those patrons who are currently in the campground being permitted to shelter in place.
- The City of Galveston has closed all public campgrounds.
- The City of Aransas (Neuces County) has closed all public campgrounds and RV parks and dispersed / beach camping is prohibited.
- Presidio County has closed all public campgrounds.
- Some private RV parks are closed or no longer accepting new arrivals:
- North Texas Airstream Community – Terraport is no longer accepting new arrivals.
- Many Utah State Park campgrounds are closed. Those campgrounds which are open are only open to residents with permanent addresses within the county where the park is located.
- Some counties, cities, or publicly managed properties are closed:
- Carbon County, Emery County, and Grand County are closed to all forms of camping. Both developed campgrounds and dispersed camping are closed. Private RV parks are closed to all but essential visitors and primary residents. This includes the area within and surrounding the City of Moab.
- Some private RV parks are closed:
- Vermont has closed all public and private camping facilities and RV parks. Private RV parks are to be closed except in relation to stated exemptions for supporting the state’s COVID-19 response. Those who are already in place in a park may stay until the end of their reservation, but may not extend their reservation. These closures impact: state parks, county parks, city parks, state forest campgrounds, national forest campgrounds, private campgrounds, and private RV parks.
- Virginia State Parks campgrounds are closed until April 30th.
- Effective April 2, 2020 all privately operated campgrounds and RV parks in Virginia are closed to all reservations for overnight stays of less than 14 nights.
- George Washington & Jefferson National Forests have closed all campgrounds.
- Some regional, county, and city parks are closed:
- Some private parks are closed or restricting access:
- The State of Washington has deemed private RV parks to be essential services. Private parks may remain open for non-recreational purposes, to act as residences, unless the county or city in which they reside has ruled they must close.
- Washington State Parks campgrounds and camping are closed through April 30.
- Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have closed all campgrounds and dispersed camping. Campgrounds and dispersed camping will remain closed through April 30.
- Washington BLM has closed all campgrounds, and some day use sites.
- All national forests in Washington have closed campgrounds and / or dispersed camping: Colville National Forest, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Olympic National Forest, Okanogan & Wenatchee National Forests
- Some counties, cities, & public municipalities have closed campgrounds and/or RV parks:
- Chelan County Public Utilities Department (PUD) is delaying opening of the campground at Beebe Bridge Park until May 11.
- Clallam County has closed all county campgrounds: Dungeness Recreation Area, Salt Creek Recreation Area
- Grant County Public Utilities (GPUD) has closed its campgrounds: Crescent Bar, Rocky Coulee, Sand Hollow, Priest Rapids Recreation Area, Jackson Creek Fish Camp.
- Jefferson County campgrounds will remain closed until further notice: Lower Oak Bay Park, Upper Oak Bay Park, Quilcene Community Campground
- The City of Odessa has closed Odessa Tourist Park.
- The City of Ocean Shores has closed all public and private RV parks – and asked that they be fully vacated by 3/27/20/
- Pacific County has closed all campgrounds and all RV parks, public & private. Those who have resided in a private RV park since March 17, 2020 can stay in place. No new arrivals permitted. This includes parks in the cities of: Ilwaco, Long Beach, Raymond, South Bend, Bay Center, Chinook, Lebam, Naselle, Ocean Park, Tokeland, Willapa
- Port District 2 of Wahkiakum County has closed Skamokawa Vista City Park and County Line Park
- Tacoma Power parks and campgrounds are closed: Elk Plain Campground, Rocky Point Campground, Alder Lake Campground, Mayfield Lake Park, Mossyrock Park, Taidnapam Park
- Some privately managed RV parks are closed:
- West Virginia State Parks are closed through at least April 16.
- West Virginia National Forests have closed some campgrounds or camping:
- George Washington & Jefferson National Forests have closed some campgrounds: Wolf Gap
- Monongahela National Forest has closed all of its 24 developed campgrounds and campsites. Dispersed camping is permitted.
- Cheat-Potomac Ranger District: Bear Heaven Campground, Horseshoe Recreation Area Campground, Stuart Recreation Area Campground, Big Bend Campground, Gatewood Group Campground, Jess Judy Campground, Red Creek Campground, Seneca Shadows Campground, Spruce Knob Lake Campground
- Greenbrier Ranger District: Island Campground, Laurel Fork Campground
- Marlinton-White Sulphur Ranger District: Day Run Campground, Pocahontas Campground, Tea Creek Campground, Williams River Campsites, Blue Bend Campground, Blue Meadow Group Campground, Lake Sherwood Campground
- Gauley District: Big Rock Campground, Bishop Knob Campground, Cranberry Campground, Cranberry River Camp Sites, Summit Lake Campground, Williams River Campsites
- Wyoming State Parks have closed all overnight camping facilities.
- Wyoming national forests have implemented some closures:
- Bighorn National Forest has closed all campgrounds, and is discouraging dispersed camping and forest use.
- Black Hills National Forest has closed all developed recreation sites, including campgrounds. Use of national forest lands is discouraged.
- Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests has closed developed camping / recreation sites and is discouraging dispersed camping / recreation.
- Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB) has closed developed camping / recreation sites and is discouraging dispersed camping / recreation.
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