N.C. State Park campgrounds all closed

N.C. State Park
The campgrounds at all N.C. State Parks are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the hiking trails and bathrooms remain open.

N.C. State Park campgrounds close, bordering states keep theirs open

The visitor centers and campgrounds at all of North Carolina’s State Parks are closed, effectively immediately. The campgrounds will remain closed for an indefinite period of time. This move is in accordance with Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 117, aimed at helping limit the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus.

N.C. Parks released the following statement regarding the closure:

In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Exec. Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, facilities at North Carolina State parks, including visitor centers and campgrounds, will suspend public operations beginning Tues., Mar. 17. Trails and restrooms will remain open. Refunds will be given for upcoming camping reservations by calling 1-877-7-CAMP-NC (877-722-6762). Check ncparks.gov for updates.

S.C. State Park campgrounds remain open

As of right now, South Carolina’s state park campgrounds remain open. The South Carolina Parks Service released the following statement about their parks during the pandemic:

South Carolina State Parks are open.  Being outdoors in nature is a great way to get much needed fresh air and exercise.

We are taking the recommended precautions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC) to maintain clean and sanitary indoor public spaces (visitor centers, restrooms, etc.) You should also be aware that our sanitizing and disinfection protocols DO NOT include high-touch outdoor surfaces like playgrounds or picnic tables.

Cabins and campgrounds are open. To minimize contact, visitors are encouraged to pay balances for cabins or campsites by using the website or by calling the call center or calling the park office. If you have a reservation please check your email for instructions on how to check in.

Some activities at S.C. parks are suspended

If admission gates are not manned, please pay for admission using the iron rangers and envelopes provided. We recommend that you bring cash to pay admission.

All park programming and tours, including historic house tours are suspended until April 1. If you have a question about a specific program in the future please contact the park directly. If you have concerns or questions about your upcoming reservation, please contact our call center at 1-866-345-7275, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are happy to be able to provide a location for people to get outdoors during this time. We are all part of the solution, and if you feel sick we ask that you do not visit state parks.When visiting we ask that you are aware and follow the CDC guidelines for good handwashing and hygiene, avoid crowded areas and practice social distancing. For more information please visit the websites below:

Centers for Disease Control

SC Department of Health & Environmental Control

The campgrounds within Tennessee state parks, Virginia state parks, and Georgia state parks also all remain open at the current time.

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