WASHINGTON – National parks in the greater Washington area are modifying their operations to promote social distancing and implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities. https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1465/national-parks-in-the-national-capital-area-modify-operations-to-implement-latest-health-guidance.htm
In response to public health guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state health departments in Virginia and Maryland and in the District of Columbia, and local health departments in the counties of Alexandria, Va., Allegheny, Md., Arlington, Va., Fairfax, Va., Frederick, Md., Jefferson, W.Va., Loudon, Va., Montgomery, Md., Prince George, Md., Prince William, Va., and Washington, Md., the National Park Service (NPS) has implemented additional facility closures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1465/national-capital-area-parks-are-modifying-operations-to-implement-local-health-guidance.htm
The National Park Service will join the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and sites across the U.S. to illuminate the country in purple and gold on August 26 in celebration of 100 years of women’s constitutional right to vote. https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/19th-amendment-forward-into-light.htm
Heading to a Washington, DC, national park this Labor Day weekend? Download the free DC Area National Parks App in the Apple and Google Play stores to find, explore and learn about parks in the Washington, DC, area. https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1465/explore-dc-s-national-parks-with-a-new-free-app.htm
Overland great placesJoshua Tree National Park
A beautiful natural preserve that is great for motorcycle or 4×4 overlanding and camping.