Novel Coronavirus - COVID 19


May 19, 2021

Per updated CDC and state COVID policy, our mask requirements are as follow:

  • Visitors will be required to wear masks in public facilities, which include our region offices, park offices, interpretive centers, indoor concession facilities and so forth. 
  • Visitor mask use will NOT be enforced outdoors – including in outdoor facilities.
  • Public mask wearing is encouraged in restrooms.
  • Visitors should continue to comply with all local, state and national COVID policies.

> VISIT our Contact Us page for up-to-date information on our Headquarters an Region Office statuses. 

FIND out which parks are open for camping, day use and roofed accommodations rentals.



  • Check what’s open. While many state-managed land destinations are open for day use and camping, other local, tribal and federal land may still be closed. 
  • Stay local. This will reduce the need for stops along the way.
  • Limit the number in your group to 5 unless with members of the same household.  
  • Come prepared. Visitors may find reduced or limited restroom services as staff begin the process to reopen facilities at wildlife areas and water-access sites. You are advised to bring your own soap, water, hand sanitizer and toilet paper, as well as a mask or bandana to cover your nose and mouth.
  • Enjoy the outdoors when healthy. If you have symptoms of fever, coughing or shortness of breath, save your outdoor adventure for another day.  

When you get there 

Guidelines for camping

  • Avoid crowds. Be prepared to go somewhere else or come back another time if your destination looks crowded. 
  • Practice physical distancing. Keep 6 feet between you and those outside your immediate household. Launch one boat at a time to give others enough space to launch safely. Leave at least one parking space between your vehicle and the vehicle next to you. Trailer your boat in the same way. 
  • Follow the rules. Rule enforcement puts visitors and staff at risk. Please follow all rules to reduce the need for interaction with rangers and other park staff. Never leave a campfire unattended.
  • Be kind and respectful to our rangers, park aides, field staff and other park visitors.
  • Wash your hands often. Keep up on personal hygiene and bring your own water, soap and hand sanitizer with you.
  • Pack out what you pack in. Take any garbage with you, including disposable gloves and masks.
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