OPEN FACILITIES: All parks and forests remain open for day-use including: trails, roads, river and lake access points, boat ramps, shorelines and open spaces such as grassy areas. Equestrian trails may temporarily close due to wet conditions. Please check this page or call the park/forest office regarding equestrian trail closures. When recreating practice social distancing, avoid other groups of people and practice proper hygiene. (Posted 4/10/2020)
FACILITY CLOSURES UPDATE: ALL park, rec area and state forest campgrounds (including backpack campsites), youth campsites, group camps are closed for recreational camping through April 30, 2020. All cabins, yurts, day-use lodges, shelters, restrooms (modern and nonmodern), shower buildings, playgrounds, museums/visitor centers are also closed through April 30, 2020. (updated April 7, 2020)
CABIN RENOVATION CLOSURE: Cabins 1 - 8, 9-12 and cabin A will be closed from November 11 - May 31, 2020 and July 10 - October 31 2020 for renovations. The restoration techniques required, which include large equipment and potentially hazardous materials, will not allow people to be in the cabins until the work is completed. If the project is finished early, the cabins will be re-opened for reservations. (Updated February 19, 2020)
Backbone Gates are now open for the season, but will close during flood events.
WATER IS CURRENTLY SHUT OFF AT ALL CAMPGROUNDS FOR SEASON: Water is currently shut off to the campgrounds at Backbone State Park for the season. The sewer dump station is also closed for the season.