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Coronavirus

Arizona State Parks and Trails is open for responsible outdoor recreation.

March 26, 2021: Per the new Executive Order issued by Governor Ducey, parks will continue to ask visitors to be safe and follow CDC guidelines when visiting the parks. Cave tours at Kartchner Caverns have restrictions as we ramp up to normal capacity - see details below. Events will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Group areas at parks are available. Please call the park for reservations.

Arizona State Parks and Trails is monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and the impact of coronavirus for our state parks. We are taking the recommended precautions presented by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to provide a safe experience for our visitors as they responsibly enjoy campsites, cabins and hiking trails throughout Arizona's state parks. Arizona's state parks are included in the list of essential services provided by Governor Ducey.

Closed Facilities:

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area - double sided campsites limited to one side
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Day-use Visitors

At this time, all recreational state parks and trails are open to the public. Spend time in the great outdoors and fresh air by exploring hiking trails, but please do so responsibly. 

Camping at Lost DutchmanCampgrounds and Cabins

Campgrounds and cabins are open. Rangers will make contact outside when you arrive. We are following Arizona Department of Health and CDC guidelines for all cleaning procedures at campsites, cabins, restrooms and public spaces.

Campground and Cabin Reservations

Kartchner Caverns Cave Tours

Kartchner Caverns State Park offers limited cavern tours, by reservation only. Tour capacity will be limited to 10 visitors per tour as we ramp up to normal operations. At this time the cavern tours will be restricted to age 7 and over. 

If you are not feeling well, are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 please delay your visit or call us to reschedule for a later date.  There will be no Helmet & Headlamp, Photo Tours, or ASL tours until further notice.

Cave Tour Reservations

What is Arizona State Parks and Trails doing?

Our park staff continues to follow guidelines provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the CDC. Actions and guidelines include:

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Installing shields at customer service counters.
  • Reviewing all group reservations and events to ensure guidelines are followed.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Staying home when sick.
  • Covering coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces, including public areas, restrooms and other commonly used surfaces.

What can you do to help?

Infographic showing how to stop the spread of disease in parks.

  • Do not gather in large groups
  • Consider wearing a face mask inside
  • Maintain social distance of six feet
  • Use a different park or trail if it's crowded
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Pack out all trash
  • Be prepared to wait or come back if your favorite trail is temporarily closed

For RV travelers:

  • Clean surfaces inside your RV daily, including steering wheel, doorknobs, light switches, handles, and dash controls. 
  • Wash, don't shake, dirty laundry.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Bring your own cleaning supplies.
  • Prepare to use your own restroom and shower for the duration of your stay.

For hikers:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wash your hands before you go and carry hand sanitizer. 
  • Maintain a six-foot distance from other people while on the trail. If the trail is too crowded, try a different location.
  • Bring your own water and don't share water bottles.
  • Follow all signage and directions from rangers at the park.
  • Pack out your own trash to protect park employees and other hikers.
  • Stay safe and stay healthy.
  • Don't take risks while hiking. Stay on the trails, don't underestimate a trail's difficulty, and don't attempt something over your skill level.

Resources

For more information about COVID-19 and what Arizona is doing, see the below websites.

For information about other land managers and parks in Arizona, visit these websites:

  ARIZONA STATE PARKS  

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