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COVID-19 Precautions

Use Parks But Stay Safe

Idaho’s State Parks are open for day use and camping but visitors are urged to follow good COVID-19 prevention practices,  primarily physical distancing when around non-housemates. The Department no longer asks visitors or employees to wear masks but encourages anyone who wants to wear a face covering to do so.

Visitor Centers at the Parks may have updated operating hours due to occasional staffing shortages and COVID-19 infection rates within regions in Idaho. Beginning March 1, 2022, face coverings are optional and recommended, especially in indoor public places where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Plexiglas barriers will be maintained in Visitor Centers and at reception desks. 

Everyone has a role to play:

  • 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

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 blog post is full of ideas to get you and the family outside while staying safe.

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