Do: Prepare before you visit
State or local parks
State and local authorities will decide whether parks and other recreational facilities will open. Check with the park in advance to be sure you know which areas or services are open, such as bathroom facilities and concessions, and bring what you need with you.
The National Park Serviceexternal iconexternal icon will decide on a park-by-park basis whether a national park will be open. Please check with individual parksexternal iconexternal icon for specific details since, in many cases, visitor centers, concessions, and bathroom facilities might be closed.
Beaches or other swimming areas
State and local authorities will decide whether natural bodies of water and beaches or swim areas will be open. Please check with individual beaches or swim areas for specific details.