What WAS LEFT OPEN

A reader who has enjoyed my ongoing chronological tracker of National Park System closures has asked me if I had a list of what’s still open. So I’ll present two lists here, one is a list based on those States that do not yet have a legally-binding shelter-in-place/stay-at-home order, and the other (which I will post later this weekend) will be based on the 61 units that carry the formal “National Park” designation.

I’m going to leave this list in place as things stood at the end of April 2020, which appears to be the moment of “peak closure” – at least for the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the peak, there were eight states that did not establish mandatory shelter-in-place/stay-at-home orders.

By State

According to the New York Times, as of April 11, 2020 there are eight states that have not yet implemented a state-wide, legally-binding, shelter-in-place/stay-at-home order: Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Here are the units of the National Park System that are not yet fully-closed in each of those States.

By Park

The following Units bearing the national park designation are still open:

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