Campgrounds Open & Closed Due to COVID-19

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Updated May 25, 8:30 AM EST

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
More Resources


Are campgrounds open for camping during the Coronavirus?

The CDC recommends “you stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact, especially if you are at higher risk of severe illness. Going camping at a time when much of the United States is experiencing community spread of COVID-19 can pose a risk to you if you come in close contact with others or share public facilities at campsites or along the trails. camping at this time,” as noted in the FAQ section of their Travel In The U.S. webpage.

You can find open campgrounds by using the search box on Campendium to locate parks open near you. 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.


Quick Stats

  • Twenty-four out of fifty state park campgrounds systems are currently closed, have delayed opening, or are open to state residents only:
    • California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • All Army Corp of Engineer campgrounds, nationwide, were closed – but re-opening of some sites has begun.
  • As of 5/22/2020, 28.98% of U.S. based campsites listed on Campendium are closed due to COVID-19, down from a high of 46% in late April.
  • Many casinos and their corresponding parking lots, which often permit overnight parking, are closed. Have a back-up plan if intending to utilize a casino parking lot as an overnight resting spot.

National Park Closures

NPS statement & response to COVID-19.

The NPS system is temporarily suspending day use entrance fees for all national parks until further notice.

Many national parks are fully closed. Please check directly with a park’s website or ranger system before attempting to visit.


Army Corp of Engineers (COE) Closures


Chain Campground Closures


Military Campground Closures


State-by-State Closures & Responses

More Resources