Guadalupe Mountains National Park in response to Order
No. GA-08 relating to COVID- 19 issued by Governor Greg Abbott of the State of
Texas is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state,
and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
As of Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., Guadalupe Mountains National Park will
be closed to all camping, backcountry camping and overnight use until further notice.
The park trails will remain open and accessible for day use activity only. The visitor center
and contact stations will remain closed. The park will offer very limited services outside
those that support visitor or resource protection.
The health and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Guadalupe Mountains
National Park is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with
federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public
when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website at www.nps.gov/gumo
and park social media channels.
Essential park employees will remain at work assisting visitors, patrolling the park trails
and enforcing all regulations. The NPS encourages people who choose to visit parks during
this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services
are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles,
including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.
Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.
Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.