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PARK PHASED REOPENING

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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Guadalupe Mountains National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

With the exception of group campgrounds, all of Guadalupe Mountains National Park is open. The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Texas and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Texas and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Guadalupe Mountains National Park - News section for more.

  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park Opens Campground Reservations Online

    September 9, 2021 | 10:44 am

    As of September 30, 2021, visitors will be able to book reservations for the Pine Springs and Dog Canyon campgrounds and recreational vehicle (RV) sites online. All advanced and day-of reservations will be made through Recreation.Gov.       

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park Seeks Public Input Regarding Proposed Changes for Wilderness Use Permits

    July 30, 2021 | 12:47 pm

    Guadalupe Mountains National Park is seeking public input on a new proposed fee for overnight Wilderness Use Permits (also referred to as backcountry camping permits). The park is also proposing to make Wilderness Use Permits available for reservation on Recreation.gov. The park has seen a significant increase in visitation and Wilderness use over the past decade, especially along the Guadalupe Peak trail and at the Guadalupe Peak campground. As visitation and use continue to increase, the proposed changes will allow visitors to secure their Wilderness Use Permit in advance and provide critical funding to improve the 80-plus miles of trails and 59 Wilderness campsites that offer hikers multiple ways to recreate and enjoy the park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Open Group Campsite Reservations on Recreation.Gov

    July 23, 2021 | 3:42 pm

    Guadalupe Mountains National Park will open opportunities for group campsite reservations for the Pine Springs and Dog Canyon group sites on Recreation.gov on July 27, 2021. Visitors will be able to make group site reservations up to 6 months in advance online by this date.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Park Trails and Backcountry Reopen at Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    June 9, 2021 | 8:13 am

    The Dog Fire is now in monitor status. All park trails and backcountry campsites will reopen Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:00 AM MT.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Recent Rains Slow Dog Fire at Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    June 1, 2021 | 9:10 am

    The Dog Fire is at 40% containment due to recent rains. The fire is estimated to have affected 1959 acres in the park and was likely started due to lightning.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Firefighters Working to Suppress the Dog Fire

    May 21, 2021 | 2:49 pm

    The Dog Fire is a full suppression fire, firefighters are working to limit the fire's spread. Several areas, trails and backcountry closures remain in effect.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park Temporarily Closes Backcountry Camping Due to Dog Fire

    May 15, 2021 | 8:16 am

    For visitor safety, all backcountry (overnight) use has been temporarily suspended, except for the developed campgrounds at Pine Springs and Dog Canyon. Day use is limited some trails at Pine Springs and Dog Canyon.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park Temporarily Closes Guadalupe Peak to Backcountry Camping

    December 17, 2020 | 1:23 pm

    Guadalupe Mountains National Park will temporarily close Guadalupe Peak to backcountry camping from Dec 20, 2020 until Jan 04, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Guadalupe Mountains Implements Fire Restrictions

    November 18, 2020 | 10:18 am

    Guadalupe Mountains is experiencing extreme fire danger risk due to prolonged extreme drought conditions and sustained elevated winds. The park and surrounding area will be issuing fire restrictions that will take effect on Wednesday, Nov 18 2020.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Eric Leonard Selected as Superintendent of Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    August 10, 2020 | 4:36 pm

    National Park Service Regional Director Mike Reynolds announced the selection of Eric Leonard as superintendent of Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas.

    Read more at nps.gov