Fourth Of July In The National Parks

It’s going to be an interesting Fourth of July weekend, folks. Some of the national parks are closed (like Big Bend National Park and Padre Island National Seashore) .

Big Bend National Park in Texas is closed until further notice, due to one of the park’s human inhabitants testing positive for Covid-19.
Padre Island National Seashore in Texas is temporarily closed over the July 4th weekend, reopening on Tuesday, July 7th

Other parks are bracing for big crowds (like Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks).

Shwabacher Landing reflections in Grand Teton National Park, in Wyoming
The view along the trail to Grand Prismatic Overlook and Fairy Falls, Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming

If you are headed to a national park for the July 4th weekend, you should first check the latest article about what’s going on where in the National Park System, published in the National Parks Traveler.

And, if you *are* heading out to a national park, regardless that you are going to be outdoors, please practice social distancing and wear a mask, to protect others as well as yourself. Covid-19 is not a hoax and it’s not going away anytime soon. So, stay safe out there, and help keep others safe, too.

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