Teddy Roosevelt National Park Begins To Re-open (PHOTOS)
Well, good news as more things in the great outdoors continue to open up. According to an article on KXnet Theodore Roosevelt National Park is now resuming day access to visitors to certain areas. The park will be open 24 hours a day and no fees will be charged.
What does that mean you can do? Trails and trailheads within park boundaries are now open. All roads are also accessible in the North and South unit, with exception of a failed road in the South Unit. Pack your picnic basket because picnic areas are now open. Back country camping is also permitted. You can also access The Elkhorn Ranch Unit. There will be limited restroom facilities open, so keep that in mind before you venture out.
In the press release it went on to say that all visitor centers and campgrounds will remain closed til' further notice. This is a phased reopening as of May 9th and the campgrounds and visitor centers will remain closed to slow the spread of COVID-19. The park will continue to increase access to the park according to guidelines from state, local and government officials.
According to The Superintendent of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Wendy Ross, she encourages visitors to act responsibly. The public should follow local area health orders. The park recommends the wearing of masks and practice leave no trace principals, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.
Park rangers are available for trip planning to assist people in visiting less congested areas of the park, where social distancing is easier. So if your ready for the buffalo, endless miles of incredible views, prairie dogs and so much more, visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park today!