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Old 03-24-2020, 08:09 PM   #1
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Closed campgrounds | COVID-19

If anyone has factual information about the closing of private campgrounds in your state, would you please post them on this thread.
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Also, please respect your state's stay at home ban to help stop the spread of this virus.


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Old 03-25-2020, 09:24 AM   #2
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I haven’t heard of any private campgrounds closing. Only State and National Park Campgrounds. At least for now. I have seen a lot of campers flock to my area in the mountains. I assume to get away from the city population. Only problem with that is that can possibly spread the virus from higher populations to more rural areas.
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:45 AM   #3
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The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA) is carefully monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and is in regular contact with government entities for information and guidance. The primary concern is for the health and safety of campers, staff and public. On Friday March 20th at 8:35 PM the association was granted clarification by the Governor’s office that campgrounds are a life-sustaining essential business and may remain open. PCOA is urging all of its members to comply with the guidelines concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and to take measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.



In PA, the best option is to call ahead to the campground to see if they are open and if there are limitations that are set in place.
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:49 PM   #4
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To much winter left around here for anything to be open yet.
Although, I can relate to the situation Papa-T was talking about.

We have at least seven campgrounds/RV parks within 1 & 1/2 mile radius. Right at this point they are closed for the winter. If it was a month later, they would either be open, or starting to open up.

Also there is a tremendous amount of people who own cabins and summer property in the surrounding area. I would hate to see everybody arriving back here from the bigger cities to shelter in place. That could be a bad situation.


I was watching the news yesterday from one of the stations out of Minneapolis and ST. Paul in MN.
They were interviewing a resort owner from the northern part of the state.
There is a lot of people from the Twin Cities that have cabins and property up there.
Big fishing and recreational area.
That resort owner was asking these people to not come up there. There was fear of outsiders bringing the virus with them. Plus she said their little towns couldn't supply the needs of a big influx of people at this time.
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:04 PM   #5
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Update. Campgrounds that are open will not let you get together in groups. At least in PA.
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Old 03-26-2020, 04:58 AM   #6
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This isn't a "Campground" observation, but where I live in NH, there are MANY vacation homes. In the last couple weeks, there has been an influx of license plates from Mass, NY, RI, and Conn. There was an article I read the other day that this movement of people from their main homes to their vacation homes is alarming local officials, because of possible carrying of the virus and overloading the smaller medical facilities up here compared to their home areas.....
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:24 AM   #7
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I heard on the radio this morning that WI. parks would have the parks open to everything BUT the camp sites.
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:52 AM   #8
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In Missouri the parks are open for day use only - No camping. Not sure on private parks. But as of today the conservation department camping areas are open but that could change. They are dry camp only. The soon to be granddaughter wants to try camping so it looks like we will be "Yard camping" for now.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:31 AM   #9
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Do these parks read what they post?
Come hike, bike & run around all day, BUT you can't stay over night????
Is no one spreading this virus during the day, only at night?
If it's closed what difference does make day or night?
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:08 PM   #10
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This is a statement from our county sheriffs dept. Plus county Dept. of Health and Human services.
Barron County Department of Health & Human Services has issued a travel advisory, specifically for those coming from outside of the county.
People with cabins or other recreational properties are strongly recommended to stay home and not travel to Barron County. If they do, they should self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms for 14 days, and bring supplies with them to do so. Self-quarantine does not permit shopping at local stores for supplies
Yes, this is for anyone coming from outside of Barron County to a seasonal home or property within Barron County,” said Sarah Turner, public health specialist with Barron County DHHS. “It is for people coming from anywhere other than Barron County, regardless of how many [confirmed cases of COVID-19] are in the area they came from.”
This would also apply to “snowbirds,” or people returning from winter homes, Turner said.
he county has large populations of older adults and people who are more vulnerable to symptoms of COVID-19. Being a rural area, the county also has limited health care capacity. These reasons have prompted the travel advisory, noted the Barron County Department of Health and Human Services.
Also, Barron County campgrounds will remain closed until further notice.





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Old 03-26-2020, 09:06 PM   #11
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New Jersey governor announced that people that have shore properties that are not their main residence to stay home, for the same reasons that Lloyd listed in his post...Just earlier today a fellow rally member of mine called me to ask if I knew of any campgrounds along I 81 that are open for snowbirds that are traveling north to get back home (Canada)...
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:58 PM   #12
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The state of Colorado is under a "stay-at-home" order from the Governor as of yesterday. All campgrounds in State Parks and wildlife areas are closed.
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Old 03-27-2020, 01:26 PM   #13
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Here is a link to a list that is being updated daily: https://rvlife.com/campground-closures-2020/
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Old 03-27-2020, 02:19 PM   #14
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...Just earlier today a fellow rally member of mine called me to ask if I knew of any campgrounds along I 81 that are open for snowbirds that are traveling north to get back home (Canada)...
Hungary Mother State Park in Marion, Virginia is open. They have full hookups - water, sewer, 30 and 50 amp electric hookups.
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:10 PM   #15
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In our county in NC (Alleghany), the county commissioners just issued a order to close all hotels, Inns, B&B’s, short term rental houses and all campgrounds as of 5PM today until May 15. And our NC governor just issued a stay at home order for all of NC for30 days. Only leaving home for essentials such as groceries, doctors appointments, picking up medicines. Making it a misdemeanor to violate this order.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:11 AM   #16
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We're on the last day heading home from a road trip to Phoenix, trying to get some warmer weather for a week. The trip went well, but in terms of closures the KOA we stayed at in NM on the way out had a notice on the site that the governor of NM had this notice:

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3/19/20 The State of NM has requested lodging providers reduce capacity by 50%. As a result we are closing our bathrooms to guest use. No reservations will be accepted for camping cabins, Deluxe Cabins or Tent sites through April 30. RVs that are NOT self contained for bathroom functions should NOT book reservations. Water/Electric/Sewer functions at RV sites will remain available.
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The park we're at in Arizona is open with the public buildings closed, pool is closed, laundry is open along with 1 set of showers both being sanitized regularly.
The great idea is that the cantina onsite that usually has dinners Mon-Fri evenings is still open for take out plus they've stocked some food stuffs (milk, bread, butter, cheese) with a few paper products from their supplier selling the to the residents so unless necessary we don't need to leave. They've also ask if you have food or other necessities you're willing to share to bring them in & they will help distribute to those in need.

Great idea on someone's behalf!!!
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Old 03-29-2020, 02:12 PM   #18
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The idea is to keep a park open for local people only. Nobody should be traveling long distances to stay overnight.
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Old 03-29-2020, 02:32 PM   #19
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Private Campground Closure

Ohio has closed private camgrounds unless you are full time, and have no other address in Ohio. You also had to be present in the campground before ban. Campgrounds in Ohio are controlled by Dept. of Health which has issued a stay at home order.
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:48 PM   #20
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Florida’s shutdown

We had a 21 day trip planned around Florida, leaving April 6. Up to a week ago, we were still planning on going, figuring we’re bringing the hotel room with us, so we should be OK. Well, first The Park in Naples called me, canceling with a full deposit refund, followed by Boyd’s in Key West. Well, that shot the bottom out of the whole trip. Canceling the other 4 stops was a no brainer. The remaining parks all stated they were probably going to cancel all stays as of 4/1 anyway.
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