This post includes an evolving list of links to various coronavirus camping resources. Our previous post discussed whether or not RV travel is safe at the moment. I think an RV is probably a pretty safe place to be right now, as long as you have plenty of food and other provisions. However, the big issue is that many campgrounds and parks are closing.
I understand the need to close common buildings, especially restrooms and showers. However, preventing RVers and other self-sufficient campers from using campsites seems extreme. That said, rules are rules.
Links to Coronavirus Camping Resources
As of this posting, KOA says most of their campgrounds are open. Remember, though, to call ahead and make sure.
The National Park Service’s Public Health Update includes links to modifications and closings throughout the system. The NPS also announced that park entrance fees will be temporarily suspended.
Campendium has a fantastic list of State by State Campground Closures & Responses to COVID-19.
The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) resources and guides for campground owners. This was interesting to read, especially the reminder that many full-time RVers rely on campgrounds. Where will these people go if campgrounds are forced to close?
Please stay safe, wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and practice social distancing. Hope to see you on the road soon!