OLYMPIA, Wash. — Today, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks), Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the closure of all state campgrounds across Washington state.

The announcement came in a press release to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. WDFW says the campgrounds will remain closed through April 30.

The closure includes roofed accommodations like cabins and yurts.

No new campers will be allowed into Parks, WDFW, or DNR lands beginning Monday, March 23. 

Current campers will be phased out following instructions from land officials, according to a press release from WDFW.

Day use areas and trails will remain open. 

Due to the volume of people visiting Washington’s ocean beaches, state parks are asking the public to avoid those areas. People should continue to practice social distancing when recreating outdoors.

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