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Increasing access to some park units does not mean recreating
in the outdoors is going back to normal. Visitors should expect a different state park experience than they are used to.
The guidelines:
Here are some new visitor guidelines State Parks has imple- mented to reduce the risk of expo- sure to COVID-19 in the outdoors:
• Plan Ahead – With 280 park units in the state park system, visi- tors are advised to visit the webpage of their local outdoor destination before leaving home to find out if it is open, what new visitor guide- lines are in effect and if parking is available.
• Stay Local – Stay close to home. Parking is temporarily very limited or non-existent at park units across the state. Walk or bike to parks in your local neighbor- hood. Do not take road trips to parks and beaches or to neighbor- ing states.
• Leave it at Home – The use of coolers, umbrellas, shade tents, BBQs or chairs is not allowed in many park units. Plan ahead.
• Keep it Moving – Passive rec- reation (lounging, picnics, sunbath- ing, etc.) is being restricted where physical distance is a challenge. In those areas, only active recreation (walking, running, biking, boating, kayaking, off-highway riding, etc.) will be allowed. Also, observe one- way trails where they are in place.
• Stay Safer at 6ft — No matter the recreational activity, maintain a physical distance of six feet or more. Visitors are being asked to
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leave if there are too many people to allow for the required physical distance.
• Keep Clean – Be prepared. Not all restrooms are open to the public. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
Guided tours, campgrounds and indoor facilities like museums and visitor centers remain closed until further notice to prevent over- crowding and maintain physical distancing.
Though State Park Peace Of- ficers and allied law enforcement entities have the authority to issue citations, the expectation is that the public will adhere to the advice of the public health officials, visitor guidelines and closures. State Parks will continue to monitor visitation and physical distancing across the state park system and if unsafe conditions develop, park units may close again.
Follow State Parks on social media or visit tenthecurve for the most up-to-date information on how the department is responding to the COVID-19 pan- demic. Tips on how to responsibly go boating, off-highway riding
and hiking can be found at
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State Parks is committed to providing access for people with disabilities even during this unprecedented, challenging time. Should
a member of the public encounter an issue at a
state park unit, they are being advised to contact the appropriate District Office for support.

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