The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s State Parks Division announced Thursday, June 18, that overnight use and campgrounds will remain closed through July 4th to visitors. Those who have already made overnight camping reservations through July 4 will be contacted and issued a refund.
Guidelines that will be enforced according to the state:
- Group shelters remain closed and all events are canceled.
- A total of 31 State Parks remain open for day-use only.
- Many parks continue to operate on a shortened schedule, for details on specific park hours of operation and additional information visit the State Parks website and know before you go.
- Keep groups to five people or less
- Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment
- Maintain social distance of six feet or more while recreating
- Masks must be worn during face-to-face interactions
- Parks are open for day-use only
- Visitor centers remain closed
- Shower facilities remain closed
- No campfires or open fires are allowed
- Water access and trails will be open, but access may be limited to adhere to social distancing requirements
- No group shelter use or large (more than 5 people) organized events, in accordance with continued restrictions on mass gatherings
- Playgrounds remain closed
- To limit interactions, please use exact change when paying fees
- Limited concession operations
- Recreate responsibly and pack out all trash
- Follow all safety guidelines when boating or swimming
Additional details on reopening facilities will be provided when it is deemed safe to do so.