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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2020, 09:11:32 PM »
From the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area & Campground in the Pisgah National Forest near Ashevliie, NC:

"Due to concerns related to COVID-19 all Pisgah Campgrounds and Sliding Rock will be closed until 5/15/2020"

https://www.pisgahhospitalitypartners.com/lake-powhatan/

I guess we're hitting it right so far. We left a Florida State Park on schedule the day before the closings were announced, and we canceled a 6 stay at Lake Powhatan a week ago when the friend we were going to meet up with had to change her plans. Now we're making our way north to our upstate NY family cottage, with just mostly overnights at private campgrounds along the way. We're not rushing so we can let the weather warm up a bit more before we get there.
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2020, 09:30:50 PM »
COE campgrounds in many states are closing.

https://www.kxii.com/content/news/US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers-cancel-campground-reservations-in-Oklahoma-Texas-568981291.html

Edit- So far this order affects Texas and Oklahoma COE parks, and does not apply to persons already at those locations.  Sarge
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2020, 06:20:09 AM »
Miami-Dade county mayor has ordered all hotels and motels to close. All visitors told to leave.
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2020, 07:11:19 AM »
Forest Service campgrounds in Sedona, AZ closed as of sundown last night.  Day use areas open still.
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2020, 07:38:06 PM »
Just thought I would mention that many counties in Florida have ordered a curfew between 11pm and 5am but most of us old folds are still asleep then anyway
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2020, 10:23:35 PM »
We are currently boondocking at Stewart Point, near Overton NV. A ranger came round this afternoon to advise that as of noon 25th, all camping and access on the North shore road will be closed. The campgrounds at Valley of Fire are also closed to new bookings and current units have to leave at the end of their stay. Boondocking appears to ok at Poverty Flats just outside Overton but there are no provisions for water or dumping.
It would also appear that the North shore road will be closed to any through traffic.
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2020, 11:38:28 PM »
We are currently boondocking at Stewart Point, near Overton NV. A ranger came round this afternoon to advise that as of noon 25th, all camping and access on the North shore road will be closed. The campgrounds at Valley of Fire are also closed to new bookings and current units have to leave at the end of their stay. Boondocking appears to ok at Poverty Flats just outside Overton but there are no provisions for water or dumping.
It would also appear that the North shore road will be closed to any through traffic.
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We are at katherine's landing, lake mead, and are hearing rumors that we have to be out this Wed. Also. But I have heard nothing about the Northshore being closed. Were told by friends that all campsites and marines closing, but that open for biking and hiking...
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2020, 12:23:16 AM »
Hi Donna and Mark,
The reason I say they are closing North shore road is we were stopped at the North entrance by a Ranger and told the park is now closed. We were only allowed entry because we told him we were camping, but he was the first to tell us that we had until 25th to leave, ad was confirmed by Rangers visiting the site later in the afternoon.

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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2020, 01:35:26 AM »
Here is a complete breakdown on the Lake Mead Closure in Nevada.

https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/lake-mead-announces-more-closures-amid-covid-19-outbreak/

Sure glad I chose to go to a private CG on Sunday rather than moving to Lake Mead area as I contemplated doing.  I know the crowds at Red Rock Canyon on Saturday were obnoxious, and I figured that is what prompted the shut down there.  Lake Mead crowds were over the top as well it seems.  Nevada is really taking this seriously and wants people to STAY HOME.

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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2020, 07:58:41 AM »
Denver and Boulder, CO are now on lockdown. So far those are the only two communities in this area so ordered, but that could change. The governor has so far declined to order that for the whole state.
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2020, 09:43:28 AM »
We are. currently in the Tonto National. Forest at the Cholla CG Rangers informed. us last night that we all has to leve by noon today.
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2020, 10:44:21 AM »
COE campgrounds in many states are closing.

https://www.kxii.com/content/news/US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers-cancel-campground-reservations-in-Oklahoma-Texas-568981291.html

Edit- So far this order affects Texas and Oklahoma COE parks, and does not apply to persons already at those locations.  Sarge

Also FL, GA, AL, KY, MS, AR, MO, LA, IL, IN, are some of the other COE I've seen. Existing campers can stay thru their resserved time but all future reservations after March 20 are cancelled thru April. No walk-ins accepted.

https://www.rogerslowell.com/news/2020/03/20/member-news/u.s.-corps-of-engineers-cancels-campground-reservations-to-protect-employees-visitors/

https://thedyrt.com/magazine/local/campground-closures-list-covid-19/
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2020, 11:51:55 AM »
More from NV.  Of interest to me since our 5er is still in a commercial/private RV park in Mesquite.  Included is a detailed list of "essential businesses" which includes various lodging facilities including RV parks and campgrounds.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AnQ4_9SEyiyWfULvAzy_Q9C-aupMOUVq/view

Edit:  Just got off the phone with a neighbor in the park.  He said the park owner wanted to shut the park down but was satisfied with just closing the clubhouse so no public rest room or laundry.   

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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2020, 05:49:09 PM »
All Louisiana state parks closed effective today https://www.crt.state.la.us/news?NewsID=344

p.s. Louisiana is under a stay at home order which went into effect yesterday, though there are lots of exclusions for "essential services"
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2020, 06:47:27 PM »
Continuing with Nevada.  Yes, they are VERY serious about shutting down nonessential businesses.  Last night on the local news they were saying that the Metropolitan Police Dept. is starting to tell the nonessentials by letter that they are required to close and will be fined if they do not comply.  I think they started yesterday.

I was in Von's grocery store yesterday and they were using blue masking tape on the floors to mark off six-foot distances near the service desk and cash registers.  As I was approaching the cash register I stopped where the magazine racks start and simultaneously the cashier asked me to stop there.  When I commented on the blue tape she said it was a corporate Safeway directive to keep people separated.  Clark County now has four deaths, all of whom apparently had some underlying condition.  We're hibernating.

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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2020, 09:52:36 PM »
Idaho just shut all state parks effective this Friday...
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2020, 08:02:43 AM »
All of Colorado is now on lockdown, as of 0600 MDT this morning.

So far as I know, I-70 and all other roads are open. Lockdown means all non-essential businesses are closed and people are required (not just asked) to stay home except for going to grocery store, med, exercise (bike, walk) or other "essential," under penalty of fine or jail. Don't even go visit other friends/family.

To the best of my knowledge I70 is open, but few facilities of any kind will be open. Traffic should be light, though.

Addendum: Colorado Road Conditions website is slow, but should give updates if there are closures, perhaps due to weather.

Try to stay out of the various resort towns, since they seem to be particularly hard hit with illness.

State Parks info:

https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/COVID-19-Response.aspx
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2020, 04:27:35 PM »
Just a note that we've built a page here that is being updated daily: https://rvlife.com/campground-closures-2020/


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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2020, 06:06:31 PM »
I have moved messages which are not pertinent out of sight as per my original statement please only post closures!
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2020, 09:26:19 AM »
Just heard that Smokey Mountain NP was closed and that includes complete closure of US441 across the mountains.

https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/conditions.htm
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2020, 05:52:03 PM »
From the Virginia State Parks website:

Virginia State Parks are open for day-use activities.

As always, we have the safety and well-being of our visitors and staff in mind. We continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19, and this page will be updated as new information becomes available.

Effective Friday March 27 overnight facilities and restrooms will be closed through April 30. The closure includes all cabins, campgrounds, camping cabins and yurts, as well as restrooms and bathhouses.

https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/covid-19-update
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2020, 06:19:10 PM »
Be aware travel restrictions are starting to show up, there is now a mandatory 2 week quarantine orders for interstate travelers, in this case it is anyone from Louisiana arriving in Florida (it is less than a 3 hour drive from New Orleans to the Florida state line, more like 2 hours state line to state line across the narrow sections of coastal Mississippi and Alabama).  Penalty of 60 days in jail for not obeying.

See https://www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/article_3d4a07c2-706b-11ea-9d59-432041c0536c.html

I suspect we will be seeing more this in the very near future with other states around hot spots.
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2020, 05:53:20 AM »
I HAD a reservation next week at Lake Hartwell State Park (Fair Play, SC) and got the call yesterday.  Refund or credit for a later stay (Park closed) ask the caller to forward up the line my opinion (Polite I might add).    Got a reservation for about the same price at another park (Lake Hartwell RV park) just up the road about 4 miles.

Checked with Twin Lakes COE.. their web page says all lake hartwell parks closed till further notice.  So that would be any government park on the shore of Lake Hartwell..... Private (Membership) campground I'm in now is not feted even if we are Lake Hartwell lake front. (Well they are affected. Packed solid but not closed)

There is no cause to be closing the parks.  Public buildings yes. the parks no.
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2020, 08:37:55 PM »
Utah jstate parks by St. George,  just closed parks to out of county residents... new twist. But I like that...at least locals can camp...
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #55 on: March 30, 2020, 06:56:48 PM »
California has closed all of its 280 parks to vehicle traffic.  Campgrounds are closed.   
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2020, 03:23:44 PM »
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2020, 10:13:51 PM »
Iowa closed public and private campgrounds to recreational short term use. Seems like a good balance of supporting full-timers while keeping weekenders home. Stays must be more than 3 weeks.
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2020, 07:02:55 AM »
Indiana State Park campgrounds are now closed.
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Re: Confirmed Closures due to Covid19
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2020, 11:10:44 AM »
All Texas state parks closing as of end of day today on order of the Governor, I just received an automated email a few minutes ago from their reservation system, even though I had no pending reservations.
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