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PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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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, Saguaro 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:

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

Saguaro 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 Arizona and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Saguaro 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 Arizona and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 24, 2021
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Saguaro National Park News

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

  • Saguaro National Park Resumes Aerial Treatments to Control Buffelgrass

    August 2, 2021 | 3:31 pm

    The park will resume aerial herbicide treatment to control buffelgrass in the Rincon Mountain District this week.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Saguaro National Park Lifts Fire Restrictions

    July 9, 2021 | 3:08 pm

    Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, and Tumacácori National Historical Park will lift all fire restrictions in southeastern Arizona. Due to widespread precipitation across the area, fuel moisture levels have increased decreasing the likelihood of wildfire. Additional rain is expected and fire officials have rescinded campfire and grill restrictions.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Saguaro National Park Resumes Herbicide Use to Control Invasive Buffelgrass

    July 7, 2021 | 3:26 pm

    Tucson, AZ – Saguaro National Park will join other state, county, and city lands agencies to initiate seasonal herbicide use to control invasive plant species within the boundaries of the park starting July 13, 2021.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • King Canyon Trailhead Construction Project Beginning November 23rd

    November 19, 2020 | 3:41 pm

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) in cooperation with Pima County, will be improving the King Canyon Trailhead parking lot and access to Kinney Road. The trailhead will be closed from November 23rd-25th and until further notice starting on November 30th.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Saguaro National Park Seeks Information on Cactus Vandalism Damage

    October 14, 2020 | 12:15 pm

    On or around October 3rd, multiple saguaro cacti were cut down along the Scenic Trail. Saguaro National Park Rangers are asking for the public to provide information about this vandalism incident in the Scenic Drive area of the park’s west district.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service Announces Additional Services Available in October

    September 28, 2020 | 3:50 pm

    Saguaro National Park is reopening visitor centers and fee collection with limited operations on October 1st. The visitor centers will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and daily hours are 8am-2pm.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Man sentenced to prison for weapon violations in Saguaro National Park

    September 23, 2020 | 7:00 am

    An investigation by US Park Rangers and Special Agents with the National Park Service (NPS) Investigative Services Branch has concluded in a prison sentence for a man who committed weapon violations in Saguaro National Park. Michael A. Romero, age 34, has been ordered to serve 18 months in prison followed by 36 months of supervised release.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Saguaro National Park Reopens Trails and Campgrounds on Mica Mountain Closed Due to Fire in Rincon Mountains

    September 12, 2020 | 12:06 pm

    Saguaro National Park announces the reopening of Spud Rock and Manning Camp Campgrounds and all trails closed due to the Mica Bowl and Spud Rock Fires burning on Mica Mountain in the east district of the park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Firefighters Responding to Lightning Ignited Fires in Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountains

    August 22, 2020 | 2:29 pm

    Due to the Mica Bowl and Spud Rock fires burning in the Rincon Mountains, Saguaro National Park has closed Manning Camp Campground in addition to the previously closed Spud Rock Campground as well as all trails on Mica Mountain east of the Arizona Trail to provide for public safety. The Arizona Trail remains open, however segments may be subject to short notice closure or hiker escort through the area, dependent upon fire activity.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Backcountry Trail and Campground Closures Implemented for Public Safety

    August 16, 2020 | 5:30 pm

    Due to the Mica Bowl and Spud Rock fires burning in the Rincon Mountains. Saguaro National Park has closed Spud Rock Wilderness Campground and all trails on Mica Mountain east of the Arizona Trail to provide for public safety. The Arizona Trail remains open, however segments may be subject to short notice closure dependent upon fire activity.

    Read more at nps.gov