Summary of closures. For additional information, please scroll further down the page

NATIONAL PARKS:

Death Valley - Partially Open

Manzanar Historical Site - Auto Tour, Grounds OPEN, Visitor Center, Block 14 CLOSED

Sequoia & Kings - Park Roads, Some Trails, Restrooms  Picnic areas, Wuksachi Lodge & Gift Shop, Horseback Rides OPEN, select facilities CLOSED

Yosemite - Opened June 11th, Reservations Required   Details  Southern portion of Yosemite under a fire advisory; Mariposa Grove closed on September 6 

 
INYO NATIONAL FOREST:

Campgrounds - Temporarily CLOSED

Visitor Centers - CLOSED

Picnic Areas - Temporarily CLOSED

 

BLM:

Campgrounds - Most OPEN - Strict Fire Restrictions in effect

Hot Springs - OPEN

Recreation Areas - OPEN

 

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power:

Long Valley Reservoir (Crowley Lake) -

     South Landing (Fish Camp) - Open for motorized boat use

     North Landing - Open for day use & non-motorized watercraft

     Layton Springs - Open for day use & non-motorized watercraft

Klondike Lake - OPEN to public boating, Friday-Sunday weekly.

NATIONAL PARK NOTICES

Death Valley National ParkDEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Death Valley National Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of June 15th the park is partial open. 

CLOSED:
Camping - Texas Springs, Sunset & Stovepipe Wells
Scotty's Castle
Saline Valley Warm Spring Soaking Tubs
Visitor Centers

OPEN:
All Regularly Open Park Roads
Trailheads
Overlooks
Camping - Furnace Creek, Emigrant, Mesquite Flat, Saline, Eureka, Homestake, Wildrose, Thorndike, and Mahogany campgrounds are open. Dispersed camping is available where permitted.
Hwy 190
Daylight Pass Roads
Trails, vistas, parking areas & bathrooms in process of opening
The Oasis at Death Valley - Gas, Store & Food
Stovepipe Wells Resort - Gas, Store and Take-out
Panamint Springs Resort - Gas, Store, Campground & Lodging, Limited Restaurant

Visitors can continue to enjoy Death Valley National Park online through videos, including the series “Death Valley Explorer.” These can be found at the park website: www.nps.gov/deva. Social media accounts will also remain active.

Updates about nationwide NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Death Valley specific conditions can be found at https://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/conditions.htm  

Yosemite National ParkYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Yosemite NP, California – Yosemite National Park is announcing modifications to operations at the request of the local health department. As of 3:00 pm today, Friday, March 20, 2020, Yosemite National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice. This closure will be enforced 24-hours a day/7-days a week and there will be no access permitted to Yosemite National Park.

Driving

If you are driving a vehicle into Yosemite National Park, you must pay the park entrance fee and have one of the following:

Campgrounds

At this stage, only Upper Pines Campground (50% capacity) and Wawona Horse Camp are open. Reservations are required. We do not know if or when additional campgrounds will open this season.

Hiking & Backpacking

All trails are open, however there are some modifications in place

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on  www.nps.gov/cornoavirus. Please check with www.nps.gov/yose for specific details about park operations.  

Sequoia National ParkSEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, all public facilities are now temporarily closed, including park visitor centers, contact stations, lodges, and restaurants.

Facilities, services, and features that are open:

  • Entrance stations, for fee collection and distribution of the park newspaper and map only.

  • Roads and parking lots. Please park only in designated parking spaces. If a parking lot is full, refer to the park newspaper for other options.
  • Trails in developed areas and in designated wilderness; if a trail is congested, please visit another location with less people.
  • Overnight wilderness access with reservations onlyNo walk-up permits will be available this summer.
  • Restrooms and picnic areas. Please practice proper food storage, which may involve using shared food-storage boxes. Per CDC guidance, social distancing and frequent hand washing are recommended. We recommend you bring hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes.
  • Wuksachi Lodge & Gift Shop, Wuksachi Pizza Deck (to-go orders only, limited outdoor seating), Grant Grove Market, Grant Grove Gift Shop, Lodgepole Market. These facilities are operated by Delaware North Company-please refer to www.visitsequoia.com for more information.
  • Guided horseback rides at Cedar Grove by the Cedar Grove Pack Station and at Grant Village by the Grant Grove Stables.

Facilities, services, and features that open on Monday, July 6:

Facilities, services, and features that are currently closed:

  • Other campgrounds in the parks. Please check our 2020 campground information page for specific details regarding the opening of our campgrounds.
  • Visitor centers, bookstores, ranger stations and wilderness permit stations.
  • Lodging and restaurants not listed above. Please refer to www.visitsequoia.com for detailed information.

For updates, https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

Manzanar National Historic Site

OPERATIONAL CHANGES     

Manzanar National Historic Site is taking proactive steps to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing.

Closed

(updated 6/15/20)

  • Visitor center - museum, bookstore, restrooms, theater (park film)
  • Block 14 - barracks, latrine, mess hall, fire station

Open

(updated 6/15/20)

  • Auto tour road
  • Grounds - gardens, cemetery, and other outdoor areas
  • Vault toilet at the Cemetery - does not have a handwashing station

Limited visitor amenities are available at Manzanar. Visitors must bring their own drinking water, carry out their own trash, and are recommended to bring personal handwashing/sanitizing supplies.

People are also encouraged to “explore” Manzanar’s stories online at: www.nps.gov/manz; https://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/manz; www.facebook.com/ManzanarNationalHistoricSite; www.instagram.com/ManzanarNPS; YouTube:  ManzanarNPS

Manzanar National Historic Site is located at 5001 Highway 395, six miles south of Independence and nine miles north of Lone Pine, California.

Inyo National Forest

For an up-to-date list of openings and closures, please visit the Inyo Forest Recreation page 

Customers needing information may call during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am- 4:30 pm, closed for lunch 12:00 pm -12:30 pm): 

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center:760-924-5500

White Mountain Ranger Station and Bishop Supervisor’s Office: 760-873-2400

Eastern Sierra Visitor Center, Lone Pine: 760-876-6200 

Bureau of Land Management

The Inyo County Health Department has ordered that “All individuals in Inyo County shall stay at home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of critical infrastructure sectors,” as referenced in California Executive Order N-33-20.  Inyo County has also requested that visitors that are not here on essential business return to their home and that non-essential visitors planning to come to Inyo County reconsider their plans and remain near their home. Thank you for your support.

Visitors may continue to enjoy BLM-managed public lands in a safe and responsible manner. We recommend visiting areas close to home while avoiding very popular or crowded locations where social distancing may be difficult and limiting group activities to members of your household. Please note that existing rules and regulations apply. Entrance fees have been waived.  Other fees, such as cabin rentals, group day use, and use of special areas will remain in effect. 

The BLM urges visitors to do their part when visiting your public lands as some visitor services may be limited due to limited staff availability in some areas. We recommend:

  • bringing your own supplies such as disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper
  • packing out your trash
  • reducing the handling of cash by paying recreation fees through Recreation.gov or with a check, where available

For updates, check the Bishop BLM office website at www.blm.gov/office/bishop-field-office ,  or call 760-872-5000.

Los Angeles Department Of Water & Power

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Announces Closures of Recreational Areas

For up-to-date information, visit Los Angeles Department of Water & Power's news page

Long Valley Reservoir (Crowley Lake)

  • South Landing (Crowley Lake Fish Camp) - open for motorized boat use
  • North Landing Road - Open for day use & non-motorized watercraft
  • Layton Springs - Open for day use & non-motorized watercraft

Klondike Lake - From July 3 to September 7 (Labor Day), Klondike Lake will be open for limited public boating use on weekend days only: Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 9 a.m. to sunset. At this time spots are limited and on a first come, first served basis.