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Teilweise Wiedereröffnung der Nationalparks

Hallo zusammen,

verschiedene Nationalparks in den USA fangen langsam an ganz oder in Teilen ihre Tore wieder zu öffnen.

Weitergehende, ausführliche Informationen

Stand 02.06.2020 sind dies:


Acadia National Park, Maine:

  • Access to the Park Loop Road, most associated restrooms and the Fabbri Picnic Area
  • Park rangers will be providing limited information services to the public in open air tents outside of the Hulls Cove Visitor Center
  • Jordan Pond House Restaurant  open for takeout only (10 a.m.-4 p.m)
  • Jordan Pond House Gift Shop and the Cadillac Mountain Eco Store open (9 a.m.-4 p.m)

Beginning June 09:

  • Carriage Roads to pedestrians, Pretty Marsh Picnic Area:

Wichtige Änderungen für 2020:

  • Campgrounds closed and no reservations accepted at this time
  • Island Explorer Bus Service postponed indefinitely for 2020
  • Entrance Passes are no longer available in the park. Buy and print your entrance pass online.

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania

  • Open: Park grounds; including the picnic area, Inclines 6 to 10 Trail, Staple Bend Tunnel Trail
  • Closed: Summit Level Visitor Center, Lemon House, Engine House 6

Arches National Park, Utah:

  • Open: All park roads, trails, and restrooms are open
  • Closed: Arches Visitor Center, Devils Garden and Fiery Furnace Campgrounds remain closed

Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland/Virginia:

  • Open: Recreational beaches  parking areas, and restrooms at North Beach, South Beach, Ferry Landing and Bayside Peninsula, as well as the Maryland District nature trails
  • Closed: All Visitor Center as did all front country and backcountry campgrounds

Badlands National Park, South Dakota:

  • Open: All roads, trails, and campgrounds in the north unit of the park
  • Closed: Ben Reifel Visitor Center, and the South Unit of the park

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico:

Beginning June 08:

  • Entrance Road, The Main Loop, Frey and Falls Trails
  • Trailheads in Frijoles Canyon
  • Due to construction on the Main Loop Trail entry fees are waived
  • The following areas are available for day use: Burnt Mesa, Apache Springs, Cerro Grande, Alamo Boundary, Ski Trails, Ponderosa Trail, Bandelier Wilderness

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Colorado

  • Park entrance road to permit parking on the grounds
  • The park landscape to visitors wishing to hike the park trails, and public restrooms
  • Burnt Mesa, Apache Springs, Cerro Grande, Alamo Boundary, Ski Trails, Ponderosa Trail and the Bandelier Wilderness.

Big Bend National Park, Texas:

  • Scenic driving and bicycling along all paved park roads
  • Selected frontcountry trails for day hiking
  • Rio Grande for day-use river trips from paved road access points
  • Panther Junction Gas Station and camp store, Chisos Mountains Lodge restaurant for take-out meals only, Fossil Discovery Exhibit, and restroom facilities

Big Hole National Battlefield, Montana:

  • Trails at the battlefield are open.

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana and Wyoming:

  • Access returned Afterbay and Three Mile launch ramps accessing the Bighorn River;
  • Bighorn River and Afterbay Lake access, via Grapevine Road for fishing
  • Grapevine Campground (campground fees apply), restrooms at Afterbay river launch, 3 Mile river launch
  • Grapevine Creek Campground, and 3 Mile Trail.
  • Trail Creek and Horseshoe Bend Campgrounds are open (campground fees apply)
  • South district trails remain open

Beginning June 03:

  • Access to Afterbay Lake
  • Ok-A-Beh launch ramp, and Ok-A-Beh public restrooms

Wichtige Änderungen für 2020:

  • Due to National Security issues, Yellowtail Dam no longer offers tours of the Dam or allows access to the top of the Dam.

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Tennessee and Kentucky:

  • Open: Trails and backcountry camping open.
  • Closed: Restroom facilities, campgrounds, Charit Creek Lodge, Bandy Creek Stables, and visitor centers

Beginning June 03:

  • Access to Bandy Creek Campground, Bandy Creek Group Campground, and Station Camp Campground

Biscayne National Park, Florida:

  • Reopened access to the Convoy Point canoe/kayak ramp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, as well as the restrooms at the launch site.
  • Commercial operations will begin to resume guided tours and services at reduced capacities

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado:

  • South Rim Drive, North Rim Drive and all viewpoints
  • Day hiking on Oak Flat and Rim Rock Trails
  • Inner Canyon Routes – day use only – permits required
  • Entry fees are waived.
  • South Rim Campground A and B Loops 
  • North Rim Campground, East Portal Road and Campground
  • Overnight use in the Inner Canyon (permit required)

Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia/North Carolina:

  • The parkway road is open for driving. Cruise America P_JUMP_1086561" id="CP___PAGEID=1086553,roadclosures.htmCruise America P_JUMP_1086561,6251|">Road maintanence projects may cause single lane closures in a few sections.
  • All parkway trails, and all other sections of the motor route in North Carolina and Virginia previously accessible to motor vehicle traffic.
  • Auf Grund der Größe des Parks sollte der aktuelle Status vor einem Besuch abgeklärt werden

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah:

  • The park reopened the main park road and all viewpoints to Rainbow Point,
  • Restrooms at Sunset Point, Farview and Rainbow Points
  • The park is open 24/7 but there are no options for overnight stays
  • The park visitor center is open, though the museum and and theater remain closed
  • Trails within the Bryce Amphitheater area (only the Navajo Loop remains closed)
  • Mossy Cave area is open
  • The North Campground currently is closed for paving
  • All lodging and food services also are closed
  • Park shuttle service is closed

Beginning June 07:

  • Sunset Campground will reopen to the public for camping by reservation only—visit www.recreation.gov for reservation information

Beginning July 01:

Buffalo National River, Arkansas: 

  • Open: Overnight stays, including campgrounds and backcountry camping as well as theRV dump stations
  • Closed: All visitor centers and the shower facilities at campgrounds

Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Louisiana:

  • Open: Access to the grounds of Oakland Plantation and Magnolia Plantation and Self-guided tours
  • Closed: All historic buildings, including interiors and all public restrooms

Canyonlands National Park, Utah:

  • Open: All park roads, trails, and restrooms, backcountry permits for Canyonlands are available
  • Closed: Visitor centers and park stores, Willow Flat Campground at Island in the Sky district and Needles Campground in The Needles district of Canyonlands.

Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts:

  • Open: Seashore beaches, trails, and parking areas are open
  • Closed: all restrooms, coast guard shuttle and lifeguards

 Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina:

  • Harkers Island Visitor Center open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for visitor orientation and park resource information

Beginning June 06:

  • Access to the Keepers’ Quarters Museum (Open daily, 9:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.), located on South Core Banks near the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah:

  • Wieder komplett geöffnet

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, North Carolina:

  • Open: recreational access to park trails, most grounds, and parking lots. 
  • Closed: The house, barn and barnyard, restrooms, and other structures, water fountains, Sandburg Home tours, all volunteer shifts, and all summer public programs, festivals, plays, and other special events are either closed or suspended.

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona:

  • Open: Compound A, and the picnic area Tuesday through Saturday during the hours of 9 am until 4 pm. Compound A is the area normally opened to the public for visitation which includes the Great House and visible ruins immediately surrounding the Great House
  • Closed: The visitor center and all public access to the monument on Sundays and Mondays

Channel Islands National Park, California:

  • Open: the park islands continue to be accessible for day and overnight visitsat approximately 40 percent capacity due to COVID-19 precautions.
  • Closed: Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island and the mainland visitor center in Ventura Harbor are closed due to construction

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia:

  • All park trails and river access as well as to Abbotts Bridge, Medlock Bridge, Jones Bridge,
  • Two parking lots at Island Ford, Johnson Ferry North, Powers Island, Interstate North, Akers Mill, and Paces Mill

Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Oklahoma:

  • Road to Veterans Lake, which includes parking at Veterans Lake
  • Vault toilets at Veterans Lake, Veterans Lake Boat Launch; trails; Buckhorn,
  • The Point, and Guy Sandy boat launches; fishing docks; picnic areas.
  • Buckhorn Campground Loop C (reservation only), Buckhorn Campground Loop D (first come, first served)
  • The Point Campground Upper Loop (reservation only), The Point Campground Lower Loop (first come, first served)
  • Buckhorn and Veterans Lake Picnic Pavilions will be reservable
  • Reservations can be made online at Recreation.gov

Colorado National Monument, Colorado:

  • Saddlehorn Visitor Center will be open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Information from NPS staff will be available outside the visitor center
  • The Devil’s Kitchen Picnic area parking will be open for trailhead access. The picnic area will remain closed to use.
  • Cold Shivers Overlook, Rim Rock Drive, All hiking trails 
  • Saddlehorn Campground re-open. Reservations being accepted at www.recreation.gov.

Congaree National Park South Carolina:

  • Open: The park’s backcountry, which includes South Cedar Creek Canoe Landing, Bannister Bridge Canoe Landing, the Cedar Creek Canoe Trail, Kingsnake Trail, Bates Ferry Trail, Fork Swamp Trail, Oakridge Trail, and River Trail.
  • Closed: The park’s frontcountry, which includes campgrounds, Harry Hampton Visitor Center, the Boardwalk, Bluff Trail, Longleaf Trail, Sims Trail and Weston Lake Loop Trail

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky:

  • Open: The Pinnacle road, all restrooms, and most picnic shelters
  • Closed: Visitor Center, the Wilderness Road Campground, Tours of Hensley Settlement and Gap Cave

Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia:

  • Open: Beaches, public docking spaces, and trails. Restrooms on the south-end of the island
  • Closed: Ice House Museum, Sea Camp Ranger Station, Plum Orchard Mansion, campgrounds (including wilderness camp sites), the mainland Visitors Center and mainland Museum, ferry boat operations

Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado:

  • Gateview Campground is open – sites are limited in number and are first-come
  • Neversink, Dillon Pinnacles, Mesa Creek, Curecanti Creek, Hermits Rest and Crystal trails
  • Gunnison River from Riverway to Blue Mesa Reservoir with extreme caution advised for changing water conditions, strainers, and other hazards. 
  • Gunnison River from Riverway to Blue Mesa Reservoir with extreme caution advised for changing water conditions, strainers, and other hazards.
  • Elk Creek Campground – all loops except C, Stevens Creek Campground – A loop only

Wichtige Änderungen für 2020:

  • All group campsites are closed for the season.
  • Cimarron Campground is closed for the season for a major water system project

Denali National Park, Alaska:

  • Denali Implements Private Vehicle Access for Park Road
  • Road Permit will be available through www.recreation.gov
  • All other Information about the Private Vehicle Access at nps.gov

Beginning July 01:

  • The Denali Visitor Center will operate daily from 9 am to 5 pm until September 23 
  • The Eielson Visitor Center will operate daily until September 22. Daily hours to be determined
  • Narrated tour and transit bus service. Once schedules are finalized in early June, reservations will be available through http://www.reservedenali.com. Initial plans are to operate buses at 50% capacity to allow for social distancing. 
  • Sanctuary River and Igloo Creek Campgrounds will open with bus service. Reservations can be made at http://www.reservedenali.com.

    Wichtige Änderungen für 2020:

  • The Murie Science and Learning Center will not open this summer
  • The sled dog kennels will likely be closed to visitors this summer
  • Wonder Lake campground may not open for 2020

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming:

  • Open: Park roads, hiking trails, picnic area, and rock climbing routes
  • Closed: Belle Fourche Campground, Visitor center and all other park buildings

Dinosaur National Monument, Utah/Colorado:

  • All roads and trails are open, all facilities are still closed

Beginning June 07:

  • Developed campgrounds at Split Mountain, Green River, Echo Park, Deerlodge Park, and Gates of Lodore will be open for camping and have drinking water and restrooms available. Rainbow Park Campground will also reopen, with vault toilets and no drinking water. Camping fees will be charged.
  • Backcountry camping will resume, free permits are required
  • River Trips including permitted daily trips through Split Mountain Canyon and multi day trips on the Green and Yampa rivers will resume. Most launch dates have already been assigned for the 2020 season. Any remaining river permits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis through Recreation.gov.
  • Restrooms are available in all developed campgrounds; along the Harpers Corner Road at most scenic overlooks, and at the Canyon Visitor Center front patio in Colorado; and along the Cub Creek Road at Josie’s Cabin, Split Mountain Boat Ramp, and at the top of the Fossil Discovery Trail near the Quarry Exhibit Hall parking lot in Utah.
  • Drinking water is available in all developed campgrounds except Rainbow Park; at the Canyon Visitor Center front patio in Colorado; and at the Quarry Visitor Center back patio and top of the Fossil Discovery Trail near the Quarry Exhibit Hall parking lot in Utah

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida:

  • Open for day use, no restroom facilities, Commerical services on a reduced capacity basis.
  • Closed: Concession tours, Campground, Restrooms, Visitor Center and bookstore, Visitor programs

Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa:

  • Hiking trails are open daily from dawn to dusk

El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico:

  • Access to all trailheads
  • Restrooms located along Highways 53
  • Zuni-Acoma Trail, and the Big Tubes Area (though caves remain closed)
  • Acoma-Zuni Trail, Lava Falls, and the Sandstone Bluffs Overlook

Everglades National Park, Florida:

  • Entry fees are waived
  • Main park road from the Homestead entrance to Flamingo
  • External restrooms at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, Flamingo Marina and boat launch ramps
  • Flamingo Day Use area including Marina Store, restrooms, and gas pumps
  • Flamingo Fish Cleaning Station and restroom, Canoe, kayak and skiff rentals at Flamingo
  • Chekika Day Use Area (roads and surrounding areas only)
  • Marine waters of Everglades National Park, beach campsites in wilderness.
  • Royal Palm, Research Road, West Lake
  • Long Pine Key picnic area and Trails, Guy Bradley Trail, Coastal Prairie Trail,  Anhinga Trail 
  • Commerical services (e.g., guided tours)  on a reduced capacity basis.
  • Shark Valley and Gulf Coast visitor areas reopen. 
  • Backcountry wilderness camping will also resume, with the exception of North Nest Key.

Fire Island National Seashore, New York:

  • All boardwalks, trails and beaches open.

Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania

  • Trails, Tower of Voices, Flight Path, Memorial Plaza, Wall of Names

Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Kentucky/Tennessee: 

  • All park lands of Fort Donelson, during normal operating hours, park roads and trails for pedestrian use, river overlook and artillery batteries open.

Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia:

  • Trails, grounds, and dock are open

Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Wyoming.

  • Grounds and trails are open sunrise to sunset
  • Park grounds within the Historic District during daylight hours
  • Confluence Trail, “Old Bedlam,” visitor contact stations throughout park grounds, and some restrooms

Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Pennsylvania

  • Trails, Fort Grounds and Battlefield

Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico:

  • Access to park trails

Friendship Hill National Historic Site, Pennsylvania

  • Trails and Grounds

George Washington Carver National Monument, Missouri: 

  • Carver Trail, open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., picnic area, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., public restrooms, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

George Washington Memorial Parkway, Virginia:

  • Access to parking areas and restrooms along the parkway. Parking areas at Great Falls Park open at 50 percent capacity.

Beginning June 03:

  • Parking areas at Theodore Roosevelt Island, Gravelly Point (no parking allowed on overflow grass area), Fort Hunt Park, Jones Point Park, Collingwood Picnic Area, Riverside Park, Belle Haven Park, and Fort Marcy.

Glacier National Park, Montana:

Beginning early June:

  • Going-to-the-Sun Road for Hiker & Biker, limited trails and some restrooms. The hiker-biker shuttle will not operate

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska:

  • Bartlett Cove Campground

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah/Arizona:

  • All boats will be allowed to launch at the Lake Powell main launch ramps at Bullfrog, Wahweap. Halls Crossing and Stateline
  • Public restrooms on those launch ramps are also open
  • Lone Rock Beach Primitive Campground open
  • For more detailed listing of what's open, see this page.

Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim, Arizona:

Beginning June 05:

  • The North Rim will be open for day use.
  • The campground is closed for construction until July 1.

Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim, Arizona:

  • South entrance will be open every day from 4 a.m. until 2 p.m for day use with limited commercial services
  • The entrance will close at 2 p.m. and visitors already inside the park can remain for day use access until sunset.
  • Tuweep open for day use access
  • Day hiking on inner canyon trails and existing backcountry permits for hikers camping overnight will be honored. No new overnight camping permits for the inner canyon will be issued.

Beginning June 05:

  • South Rim's south entrance will be open 24/7
  • Mather Campground will open for existing reservations only

Beginning June 14:

  • The park will initiate a phased reopening of Colorado River commercial, noncommercial and administrative trips until further notice.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming:

  • Primary road access (Teton Park Road, Moose-Wilson Road and North Park Road)
  • Public restrooms in some areas
  • Day-use hiking on seasonally-accessible trails only
  • Multi-use pathway system (where free from snow)
  • Several viewpoints continue to be accessible along US Highway 89/26/191

Great Basin National Park, Nevada: 

  • The park grounds are open for day use only. Day use is defined as the time from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.
  • Entrance road to the Lehman Caves Visitor Center, Scenic Drive, Baker Creek road and trailhead, 
  • Snake Creek road and trailhead, Strawberry Creek road and trailhead
  • Restrooms at Lehman Caves Visitor Center and Great Basin Visitor Center are on a rotating schedule (only restrooms open within the park). 
  • Hiking trails at Great Basin are technically open, though many trails are still covered in deep snow at higher elevations.
  • Park concessions facilities are open from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

    Wichtige Änderungen für 2020:

  • Wheeler Peak Campground will be closed for the entire 2020 season
  • All ranger programs and cave tours have been cancelled

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado:

Beginning June 03:

  • Main park road, the dunes parking area and dunefield, the Medano Pass Primitive Road (if road conditions allow),
  • Established campsites on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Mosca Pass, Montville Nature, Sand Sheet Loop, Wellington Ditch, Dunes Overlook, Sand Ramp, Medano Lake, and Music Pass trails
  • All picnic areas at Mosca Creek, Sand Pit, and Castle Creek.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina / Tennessee:

  • Cades Cove Loop Road, opening daily at 8 a.m., Cherokee Orchard Road, Clingmans Dome Road, Deep Creek Road,Foothills Parkway, Gatlinburg Bypass,
  • Lakeview Drive, Laurel Creek Road, Newfound Gap Road, Tom Branch Road, Tow String Road, Wear Cove Road, Greenbrier Road to Ramsey Cascades Trailhead
  • The following roads remain closed for motorists but are open for pedestrians and cyclists: Abrams Creek Road, Balsam Mountain Road, Cataloochee Road, Elkmont Road, Forge Creek Road, Heintooga Round Bottom Road, Highway 284, Little Greenbrier Road, Rich Mountain Road, Straight Fork Road, and Twentymile Road.

Gulf Islands National Seashore in Florida and Mississippi: 

  • The Davis Bayou Area
  • Facilities near the visitor center including the parking lot, picnic area, fishing pier, restroom, and all hiking trails
  • Petit Bois, West Petit Bois, and Horn islands, as well as, the NPS-owned portion of Cat Island
  • Regular operating hours resume
  • Group camping at Petit Bois and Horn islands will not be permitted

Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii:

The following areas are accessible to the public Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:

  • The Summit District from the park entrance to the summit at 10,023 ft. elevation
  • Headquarters Visitor Center public restrooms at 7,000 feet (the visitor center building remains closed)
  • Haleakalā Visitor Center public restrooms at 9,740 feet (the visitor center building remains closed)
  • Hosmer Grove Trail, Leleiwi Overlook Trail, Pā Ka‘oao (White Hill) Trail
  • Park entrance fees continue to be temporarily waived

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii:

  • Mauna Loa Road to Kipukapuaulu for vehicles, bicyclists and hikers, including Tree Molds. The picnic area remains closed. 
  • Mauna Loa Road past Kipukapuaulu is open for hikers and bicyclists to Mauna Loa Overlook at 6,662 feet, but is closed to vehicles. 
  • Footprints Trail from Hwy. 11 to the Ka‘u Desert Trail and Mauna Iki Trail junction, including the Footprints shelter (1.9 miles one way). 
  • Escape Road, for bicycling, horseback riding and hiking to the Mauna Ulu junction.

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Alabama:

  • Tour road, trails, and boat launch will be open during regular business hours.
  • The park gate closes at 5 p.m. and therefore road and trails should be clear in time for closing.
  • The boat launch closes at sunset.

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas:

  • Park's trails, roads, and thermal and cold-water fountains
  • Access to visitor services on the front porch of the Fordyce Bathhouse
  • Restrooms at the top of Hot Springs Mountain, Gulpha Gorge day use area, accessible only by hiking. 
  • Concession services operating in bathhouses and the Mountain Tower, are open for limited services
  • Gulpha Gorge Campground, but the restrooms will be closed on a rotating basis to allow for proper cleaning.

Hovenweep National Monument, Utah:

  •  Access to Roads, trails, and restrooms

Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana:

  • To assist the public in finding an open beach and one that has available parking, the National Park Service will provide a Beach Parking Information Line

Isle Royale National Park, Michigan:

  • Currently expected to remain closed all summer.

Jewell Cave National Monument, South Dakota:

  • Open: Only surface trails are open
  • Closed: Visitor center, cave tours suspended during construction along Scenic Tour route

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon:

  • Clarno Unit: Trail of Fossils, Clarno Arch trail, Geologic Time trail, and all picnic areas.
  • Painted Hills Unit: Painted Hills Overlook trail, Carrol Rim trail, Painted Clove trail, Leaf Hill trail, Red Scar Knoll trail, and all picnic area.
  • Sheep Rock Unit: Island in Time trail, Blue Basin Overlook trail, Flood of Fire trail, Story in Stone trail, Cant Ranch trails, Mascall Overlook and all picnic areas.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Pennsylvania

  • Trails, North and South Abutment, Picnic Area

Joshua Tree National Park, California:

  • Park entrances, roads, parking lots, trails, family campsites and backcountry camping, and some bathroom facilities reopened
  • Park visitor centers remained closed.

Katmai National Park, Alaska:

Beginning July 01:

  • Brooks Camp will return will limited services

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

  • The gate at Exit Glacier, parking only in designated parking spots
  • Trails within the Exit Glacier area, including the Harding Icefield Trail
  • Exit Glacier restrooms will be open and available as long as they can be maintained safely

Beginning June 4:

  • As feasible, the Exit Glacier Nature Center will provide an open-air ranger information station

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Georgia:

  • Access returned to all park trails, the overflow parking lot, visitor center parking lot, Burnt Hickory road parking lot, Gilbert road parking area, Cheatham Hill drive, and Cheatham Hill road parking.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada: 

  • Boulder Entrance Station, Lake Mead Parkway Entrance Station, Lake Mead Boulevard Entrance Station, Northshore Entrance Station, Cottonwood Cove Entrance Station.
  • Annual passes required for the following locations in Arizona: Willow Beach, Temple Bar, Katherine Landing. 
  • Parking lots, launch ramps, overlooks, beaches and picnic areas will reopen.

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Texas: 

  • Open: Overnight camping at all primitive and developed campgrounds
  • Closed: visitor center

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Washington: 

  • Boat launches are open as water levels allow; docks at Kettle Falls, Seven Bays, and Spring Canyon boat launches reopened

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California:

  • Opening of the 30-mile park highway, Butte Lake road, Warner Valley road, and all hiking trails (except Bumpass Hell).
  • Backcountry camping and stock use will also resume and requires a free permit. 
  • Manzanita Lake and Southwest Walk-in Campgrounds 
  • All other campgrounds will open on their original scheduled dates, which can be viewed at go.nps.gov/lavo/camp.

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Arkansas:

Beginning June 08:

  • Visitor center (daily, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with limited services), no more than 10 visitors will be allowed inside visitor center at any time; exhibits open, but the park film will be shown only upon request; limited informal programming on park grounds.
  • The outdoor Commemorative Garden and Elizabeth Eckford Commemorative Bench are open.

Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky:

  • Surface trails are open 
  • Self-guided cave tours of the upper Historic section
  • Cave tour tickets will be limited in number

Beginning June 11:

  • Campgrounds will reopen

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado:

  • Mesa Top Loop Drive, Far View Sites, Cliff Palace driving loop, Park hiking trails, Park restrooms, Chapin Mesa Picnic area
  • Morefield Campground, Far View Lodge, Far View Terrace, and Spruce Tree Terrace.
  • A virtual ranger station will be open at the Visitor and Research Center parking lot

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, South Dakota:

Beginning early June:

  • Access to ranger-led tours of the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility, with modifications
  • The Delta-09 missile silo will be open daily, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Mountain Time.

Montezuma Castle National Monument, Arizona:

Beginning June 05:

  • Outside trails and picnic areas.

Morristown National Historical Park, New Jersey:

  • Open for recreation in accordance with state guidance from 8 am to 6 pm daily:  
  •  Jockey Hollow Area parking lots at Visitor Center, Wick House, and Soldier Huts, and New Jersey Brigade/Cross Estate Area parking lot.
  • Jockey Hollow Tour Road, Soldier Huts, All 27 miles of hiking trails

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington:

  • Backcountry  is accessible for dispersed recreation such as hiking and winter recreation

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota:

  • Visitor center and educational and interpretive programs suspended,
  • Grounds open 5 a.m.-11 a.m.

Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi:

  • Access has reopened to parking on the road shoulder, from mile marker 104 through 115 and the Ross Barnett Reservoir Overlook and parking lot
  • All other outdoor spaces, including all roadways, trails, pullouts, and roadside exhibits along the parkway remain accessible to the public.
  • Natchez Trace Parkway will provide visitor information at the Parkway Visitor Center
  • The restrooms at the visitor center will be open with group size restrictions.

Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah:

  • Access to Roads, trails, and restrooms

New River Gorge National River, West Virginia.

  • All hiking trails open

Ninety Six National Historic Site, South Carolina:

  • Trails open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

North Cascades National Park Complex, Washington:

  • Access returns to Diablo Overlook, Ross Lake Overlook, and Gorge Creek Falls Overlook
  • Trails open for day use only.
  • The Hozomeen (U.S. side) for non-vehicle, day use only.
  • The international border gate will remain closed
  • All boat ramps and associated water on Diablo Lake, Gorge Lake, and the Skagit River, Stehekin marina and public docks for day use only.

Obed National Wild and Scenic River, Tennessee:

Olympic National Park, Washington:

  • The Lake Crescent area is open for day use recreation. Lake Crescent Lodge is open but offering takeout services only.
  • Sol Duc Road is open to vehicles for day use recreation.
  • The North Shore Road, July Creek Picnic Area in Quinault and Staircase area are open for day use recreation
  • All coastal areas and all overnight camping as well as all public facilities including visitor centers and ranger stations remain closed.

Outer Banks of North Carolina, North Carolina:

  • Restrooms at the Fort Raleigh Visitor Center, Wright Brothers pavilion, Cape Hatteras beach and sound-side parking areas and visitor centers (visitor centers will not be open).
  • Camping, with limited capacity will be available at Cape Hatteras campgrounds; however, campsite reservations and payments will only be available online. Staff will not be available to take payment at the campground and site availability will be limited - campers must use www.recreation.gov for making campground reservations and payments.
  • Trash services in some locations only - everyone is encouraged to "pack it in, pack it out" as trash service will remain limited.
  • Lifeguard services at Coquina Beach, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach, Frisco Beach, and Ocracoke Beach.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri:

  • Park concession operations and outfitters will be authorized to open for business at their discretion, as they are able to meet CDC guidelines
  • Camping on gravel bars while engaging in multi-day floats and dispersed camping along the Ozark Trail while engaging in multi-day hikes will be allowed
  • The spring branch hiking trails at Big Spring and Alley Spring will reopen, as well as the staircase into Devils Well 

Beginning June 05:

  • All picnic pavilions and group campsites

Padre Island National Seashore, Texas: 

  • Overnight beach camping on North Beach and South Beach, Yarborough Pass 4WD road

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan: 

Beginning June 25 or later:

  • Visitor facilities at Pictured Rocks, including visitor centers, drive-in and backcountry campgrounds, most restrooms, and access to drinking water

Pinnacles National Park, California:

  • West entrance of the park located near Soledad, California, will reopen to vehicular traffic. Once all the available parking spaces in the park are full, vehicles will not allowed into the park. Traffic will not be allowed to form a line to wait for available parking spaces. Due to increased wildland fire danger, parking along the roadside outside the park boundary is highly discouraged. The West Entrance will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and outside of these times the gates will remain shut.
  • East entrance located in Paicines, California, remains accessible via by bicycle or foot traffic from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Vehicle parking is not permitted inside the park. Limited, private parking may be available outside the park
  • The campground (accessible through the east entrance) remains open to campers with existing reservations, which can be made online at Recreation.gov before arrival

Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota:

  • Public access to outdoor spaces, including the Circle Trail, quarries (permitted quarriers only)
  • Three Maidens, and picnic area.

Redwood National and State Parks, California:

  • Trailheads and parking lots, Freshwater Lagoon Boatramp, Associated bathroom facilities

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado:

  • The park reopened with staff monitoring visitors' behavior to determine which areas remain open and how many people will be allowed in the park.

Beginning June 04:

  • The park will implement a reservation system.
  • The first reservation window will run from June 4 through July 31.
  • Reservations will go on sale through www.recreation.gov at 8 a.m. Mountain Time
  • The next release will be on July 1, for the month of August and any remaining days that have not been booked for July
  • On August 1, reservations will be available for the month of September and any remaining days that have not been booked for August.
  • On September 1, reservations will be available for the month of October and any remaining days in September that have not been booked. 
  • You can find an FAQ page here.
  • Only Moraine Park and Glacier Basin campgrounds will partially open with approximately half of the campsites available for reservations.

Saguaro National Park, Arizona:

Rincon Mountain District (east):

  • Open: All roads and trails are open
  • Closed: Visitor Center and restrooms are closed. Water is available on the patio in front of the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center.

Tucson Mountain District (west):

  • Open: All roads and trails are open
  • Closed: The Red Hills Visitor Center and all park restrooms. Water is available on the patio of the Red Hills Visitor Center. Golden Gate Road is closed to vehicle traffic east of Sendero Esperanza trailhead and has been converted into a multi-use trail suitable for hikers, bicycles

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, Colorado:

  • Ranger talks have resumed at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monument Hill.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California:

Beginning June 04:

  • Roads and parking lots throughout both parks. Visitors should only park in designated parking spaces
  • Trails in developed areas and designated wilderness
  • Overnight wilderness access with reservations only. No walk-up permits will be available this summer.
  • Restrooms and picnic areas

Wichtige Änderungen für 2020:

  • The Sequoia Shuttle will not be in operation this summer
  • Lodgepole visitor center will not be open this summer season due to renovation project delays
  • All camping for the 2020 summer season will require a reservation made prior to visiting through www.recreation.gov. No new camping reservations are being accepted. No walk-up camp sites will be available this summer.
  • Reservations for overnight wilderness permits will be required ahead of park entry, no walk-up permits will be available this summer. No wilderness permit stations will be open.
  • Bear canister rentals may not be available in the parks but continue to be required in many areas.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia:

  • Skyline Drive and other trails will be open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Entry fees apply and restrooms are limited

Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee/Mississippi:

  • Opened on a limited basis, with the public free to roam all roads, trails, Shiloh National Cemetery, Shiloh Indian Mounds, Corinth Contraband Camp, and Battery Robinett
  • Access to the visitor center parking area, restroom in the parking area, and picnic area and restroom.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan:

  • All hiking trails and trailheads, picnic areas, parking areas, boat launches, the Dune Climb; and vault toilets.

Stones River National Battlefield, Tennessee:

  • Trails connecting to the Stones River Greenway, and the visitor center parking lot. 
  • Access to the visitor center parking lot was to be through the Old Nashville Highway entrance from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Parking will be limited to 31 paved spaces and strictly enforced.
  • Motor vehicle access will be restored to all park sites. All gated areas, except the visitor center parking, lot will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • Parking in all areas is limited to paved lots and will be strictly enforced.

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas.

  • 40 miles of trails are open

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota: 

  • All trails and trailheads within park boundaries,
  • All roads in the North and South Unit (except South Unit road failure road)
  • Limited restroom facilities,
  • Picnic areas, backcountry camping and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit open.

Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Utah:

  • Timpanogos Cave trail
  • All park restrooms are open and rangers will be available for safety and visitor assistance. 

Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve in Florida:

  • Visitors were allowed to access trails and boat ramps, including trails at Theodore Roosevelt Area, Spanish Pond and Cedar Point

Tonto National Monument, Arizona: 

On June 5-8 and June 12-15:

  • Access along the entrance road and provide viewing areas from the visitor center parking lot. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visitors can view the Lower Cliff Dwelling, Roosevelt Lake, and learn about the monument from numerous waysides from the parking area.
  • The Upper Cliff Dwelling Scenic Overlook off Highway 188 remains open to the public.

Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona:

Beginning June 05:

  • Outside trails and picnic areas.

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, Missouri:

  • Park grounds and walking path around historic buildings

Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands:

  •  Trails, beaches, parking areas, and waters are open.

Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota:

  • Reopened overnight tent camping and houseboat mooring sites.
  • Kettle Falls Rental Villas to overnight guests
  • Kettle Falls Hotel will offer take-out food service with limited menu options, Hours of operation will be limited,
  • Portage service and marina fuel service continues to be available in the Kettle Falls area

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Missouri:

  • Tour road, battlefield, trails open

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota:

  • Roads and trails open. Elevators remain out of commission, so no cave tours.

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area,California

  • Brandy Creek Beach (area hours are 9 am to 8 pm daily): the beach store, kayak rentals, the bath house restrooms and roadside parking lot restrooms.
  • Brandy Creek Marina: boat launch, beach and porta-potties.
  • Oak Bottom: the beach, launch ramp, restrooms, three stores (located at the beach, marina and campground) and boat rentals at the marina.
  • Whiskey Creek Launch Ramp: boat launch, restrooms, accessible pier and picnic area.
  • East Beach: vault toilet. The vault toilets near the shoreline at Dog Gulch and Third Pond will be open.

The following areas and their restrooms will be open for day use only (area hours are 9 am to 8 pm daily):

  • Dry Creek Group Campground,
  • Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area (boat-in access only),
  • Carr Powerhouse and the Clear Creek Picnic Area.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska:

  •  Trails within the Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark
  • Use of the Erie Mine Trail, the Root Glacier Trail, the Bonanza Mine Trail, and the Jumbo Mine Trail within the national historic landmark.

Yellowstone National Park

  • The park will remain day-use only. Limited overnight accommodations will begin reopening later in June
  • South and East entrances in the state of Wyoming only.
  • Visitors will be able to access the lower loop of the Grand Loop Road (see map) coming in and out of the South and East entrances only.
  • Visitors will be able to access restrooms, self-service gas stations, trails and boardwalks, and other Phase 1 facilities that are prepared to open.
  • All five entrances will be open
  • Access to services/facilities (including restrooms, self-service gas stations, trails/boardwalks, limited stores, entrance stations, medical clinics, approved tours)
  • Some takeout food services

Zion National Park, Utah:

  • Zion Canyon there would be no shuttles.
  • Once private vehicles take up all parking spots, the canyon will be closed to traffic until vehicles leave. 
  • Zion National Park will continue be open for day use, during daylight hours only
  • Zion Lodge is open with limited services.
  • Information about open sections


Viele Grüße, Jörg


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Hallo Jörg

vielen Dank für die Mühe die ganzen Informationen zu den NP zusammen zu tragen.  Top 👍👍👍

Vielleicht nützt dem einen oder anderen diese Informationen etwas. Zur Zeit reisen ja die allerwichtigsten von uns 😢

Liebe Grüße
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@Matze,,,,,,,haha....."Zur Zeit reisen ja die allerwichtigsten von uns"......


Wir sind doch alle wichtig  smiley

Wir wissen aber was gemeint war. 





Grüße ...Jürgen ........We ´ll be back .....03.07.20 - 27.07.20   Cool

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Zur Zeit reisen ja die allerwichtigsten von uns

Ja ja war wäre ein Leben ohne Autokorrektur 🤣

Liebe Grüße
Scout Womo-Abenteuer.de

Südwesten USA in 5 Wochen Herbst 2014

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Hallo Jörg,

danke für die Arbeit. Hast du dazu einen Link, oder alles mit viel Mühe selbst zusammengetragen?

Mit entsprechendem Link könnten wir das in "Aktuelles" oder ganz oben anpinnen. Auch wenn derzeit nur sehr wenige reisen, ist es doch vielleicht ein gutes Gefühl, mitzuverfolgen, wie auch dort wieder so etwas ähnliches wie Normalität einkehrt.

Pferdefuß an der ganzen Sache, sofern du keinen Link dafür hast: Das ändert sich vermutlich genauso schnell wie vieles Andere im Zusammenhang mit Corona. Sprich, der Pflegeaufwand wäre enorm.

Liebe Grüße

Scout Womo-Abenteuer.de

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Hi Elli,

die Links oben gehen auf die jeweiligen Nationalparks. Leider gibt es beim NPS keine zentrale Seite wo das alles zusammen aufgeführt wird, nur die etwas ungenauen Angaben die beim NPS immer stehen. Da sieht man dann schon was sich ändert, für Details muss dann aber dennoch auf den lokalen Parkseiten genauer geschaut werden.

Aber ich bekomme regelmäßig Updates von Leuten die das ganze zusammentragen. Könnte ich also pflegen.

Wer für einen bestimmten Park sucht was sich dort jeweils ändert findet das in jedem Park an der gleichen Stelle unter:  

Learn About the Park  --> News  --> News Releases

Viele Grüße, Jörg


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Vielen Dank für die Arbeit Jörg!

Wer suchet, der findet wink, heißt doch das Zauberwort.

Ich denke, das hilft vielen weiter, sei es in dieser Zeit, vielleicht nur für die Seele.



Viele Grüße, Jindra


Es gibt für uns noch viele Fragen, wir haben die Welt nicht überall gesehen!

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Neues Update Stand 12.05.2020

Viele Grüße, Jörg


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Hallo zusammen, 

Passt nicht genau unter die Überschrift, ich fand es aber so interessant, dass ich es gerne hier ins Forum stellen möchte:


Man kann je Staat und je County die aktuellen Zahlen zu den Infektionen finden und die Entwicklung sehen. 

Allerdings viel noch in Beta Status...

Beste Grüße 


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Neues Update Stand 14.05.2020

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Hallo Jörg,

vielen Dank, wir zählen ja auch zu denjenigen, die in diesem Jahr noch eine USA Reisen gebucht haben. Da wird wahrscheinlich nichts draus, wenn doch sind deine Infos sehr hilfreich. Die Karte ist sehr interessant, mich wundert, warum Arizona "rot" ist, bei der Hitze verschwindet das Virus doch auf wundersame Weise.

Liebe Grüße

Scout Womo-Abenteuer.de

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