Temporary Closures and Operations Adjustments

Temporary closures and operations adjustments will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. TPWD continues to monitor the evolving health situation with local and state officials and will adjust operations at department sites and facilities as necessary.

The public is encouraged to follow the TPWD News Twitter and Facebook accounts and to monitor this page for the most up-to-date information.

Updated May 18, 2020.

State Parks

  • Parks are open for day use and limited camping.
    • All state parks that can be are open for day use and limited camping.
    • You must reserve day passes online or by calling (512) 389-8900 before you arrive.
    • Parks headquarters, stores, visitor centers and group sites are closed.
  • We are not taking new camping reservations at this time.
  • Guidelines to follow when you visit:
    • Masks and face coverings are strongly encouraged in state parks, but not required.
    • Six-foot social distancing is required.
    • No groups larger than five people are allowed, except for families or people living in the same household.
    • See more guidelines and tips to plan your visit.

Check the Texas State Parks Alert map for the latest park conditions.



  • Sea Center Texas is closed.
  • Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is closed.


Boat Registration

Wildlife Management Areas

  • Campgrounds at TPWD Wildlife Management Areas will be closed to overnight camping beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7th.
  • Winners of drawn hunts need to contact the hunt managers for further information.

Law Enforcement Offices

Austin Headquarters

  • License and Boat Registration counter is closed.
  • Main HQ is closed.
  • Airport Commerce Park offices are closed.


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