Temporary Closures and Operations Adjustments


Please help protect yourself and others when visiting Texas Parks and Wildlife locations. Masks are strongly encouraged for park visitors and TPWD customers, especially when indoors or in areas where it is difficult to socially distance.

Updated information will be provided on this web page, the TPWD News Twitter account, and the main TPWD Facebook account.

Updated March 10, 2021.

State Parks

  • Are parks fully open?
    • All parks are open for camping and day visits, unless closed for operational issues. Check the state parks map for the status of parks.
    • Day pass and camping reservations are highly recommended. Make reservations online or by calling (512) 389-8900.
    • We are taking reservations for overnight stays beginning up to five months from today. You can reserve day passes up to one month before your visit.
  • What should I do to stay safe when I visit?
    • You will be sharing some spaces with other visitors, including restrooms and trails. Follow CDC guidelines for keeping you, your family and other park visitors healthy.
    • We strongly encourage you to wear face coverings and maintain at least a six-foot distance from anyone not in your family while in the park.
    • Minimize time spent in park offices and guarantee entry by making reservations for both overnight stays and day passes.



Boat Registration

Wildlife Management Areas

  • Most WMAs are open to overnight camping. Call area in advance for more detailed information.
  • Winners of drawn hunts should contact the hunt managers for further information.

Law Enforcement Office Status

Law Enforcement offices are open.

  • Social distancing, face coverings, and other public health measures are strongly encouraged for all customers.
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement offices could close without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances related to health and safety of the public and employees (maintenance, covid or severe weather conditions).


Austin Headquarters

  • Main HQ employee offices are open.
  • Airport Commerce Park offices are open.

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