We understand that Washingtonians and visitors are missing their state park campgrounds and are hoping to get back out there soon. We too hope we can salvage the summer of 2020 for you.
As of now, Gov. Jay Inslee has approved day use only on Washington state lands starting May 5. Camping is included in Phase 2 of the Governor’s phased approach to reopening the economy.
As we work toward that milestone, Parks will be planning and preparing for the opening of camping.
We will do all we can to minimize delays once the governor moves us into Phase 2.
Your health is very important to us:
- While some campsites in Washington state parks are spaced far apart and allow for social distancing, others sit quite close to each other.
- COVID-19 is transmittable through toilets, and at current staffing levels, our staff cannot provide the attention needed to all park restrooms; hence day-use restrooms only will be open.
The health of our staff is very important to us:
- Minimizing contact between park staff and the public (including in public bathroom use) minimizes potential staff exposure to COVID-19.