COVID-19 Resources from the Outdoor Recreation Industry

Federal Response


Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security AgencyMemo on identification of essential critical infrastructure workers

Bureau of Land Management – Entrance fees temporarily suspended

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Visitor centers closed to the public, but the waters within NOAA’s national marine sanctuaries are open for responsible enjoyment, in accordance with local guidance and regulations.

National Park ServiceParks are reopening on a case-by-case basis. Visitor services at other parks, other than those of public and resource protection (such as law enforcement and trash removal), will be limited or suspended.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Corps encourages people to practice responsible recreation, social distancing

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Check individual refuge or hatchery websites for the latest information.

U.S. Forest ServiceSee most recent agency guidance.

State Response


Track the most up-to-date state and local response

Most Alabama state parks open, playgrounds remain closed

Arizona recreation parks, campgrounds and trails are open for responsible use

All Arkansas state parks are open to visitors in a limited capacity

California state park campgrounds scheduled to open in Phase Three

Colorado Parks and Wildlife campgrounds – including cabins, yurts and group camping for 10 or fewer individuals – is open

Connecticut private RV parks open with restrictions

Delaware state parks require face masks for people 13 and older

Florida state parks in phased reopening, limited camping open

Hawai’i: Additional parks, areas and activities to reopen, including camping and lodging opportunities

Idaho state parks reopen camping, group camping and shelters open on a case-by-case basis

Illinois state parks open

Louisiana state park overnight facilities open

Maryland outdoor recreation activities open

Michigan DNR visitor centers open, recreational activities allowed

Minnesota provides guidance for safely reopening outdoor recreation

Mississippi state park offices and cabins open

Missouri conservation areas, trails and boat ramps operating as normal

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offices and visitor centers open

Nevada urging visitors to follow responsible recreation guidelines

New Hampshire state park seacoast sand beaches, bathrooms and parking are open with restrictions

New Jersey state parks open for “passive recreation”

New Mexico state parks open for day-use

New York parks, grounds, forests and trails are open

North Carolina state parks open, inland beaches remain closed

North Dakota parks continue to reopen services under the ND Smart Restart Guidelines

Ohio Department of Health strongly recommends outdoor activity to stay physically and mentally healthy

Oregon: Many parks are now open for day use and camping. Most cabins, yurts, hiker/biker sites, and group facilities remain closed

Pennsylvania undertaking a phased reopening of Pennsylvania state park and forest facilities

South Carolina reopens public boat landings, ramps.

Tennessee state parks, and most park facilities, have reopened

Many Texas state parks open

Vermont state parks reopen

Virginia picnic shelters, group sites, cabins and lodges open

Washington provides guidelines for responsible outdoor recreation

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources implements policy changes to protect hunters and anglers

Wisconsin state campgrounds reopen

Other Resources


National Association of CountiesEmergency declaration map

National Association of Manufacturers – State reaction snapshot tracker