Use Parks But Stay Safe
Idaho’s State Parks are fully open for day use and camping but visitors are urged to follow good COVID-19 prevention practices: primarily physical distancing and wearing masks when around non-housemates. Park employees also will wear masks when near the public as an extra safety precaution.
Visitor Centers at the Parks may have updated operating hours and rules designed to encourage distancing, such as occupancy limits. Idaho Parks stocked up on personal protective equipment to conduct enhanced and more frequent cleaning of restrooms and other shared-use facilities.
Everyone has a role to play in battling COVID and we urge visitors to:
- Stay home if sick
- Engage in physical distancing of at least six feet from non-housemates
- Wear face covering in public places where distancing may be impossible, especially indoors
- Practice good hand hygiene
- Cover coughs and sneezes
Also at the parks, group camps and shelters will be open but users are urged to practice social distancing. While people can congregate, health experts continue to recommend that individuals try to stay six feet away from those outside of their immediate family or household.
Please try to minimize your impact while visiting. When interacting with members of the community, observe physical distancing and, if there’s insufficient space, wear a mask if necessary for the safety and comfort of others.
For more safe recreation tips and outdoor opportunities, see Idaho’s Recreate Responsibly Idaho page.
Idaho Parks and Recreation would like to remind you that social distancing doesn’t mean you have to stay inside! Our latest blog post is full of ideas to get you and the family outside while still adhering to safe social distancing guidelines.