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 and will adjust operations at department sites and facilities as necessary. Please follow guidance from local authorities, Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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 November 19, 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. Some capacity limits are in place.
    • Day pass and camping reservations are highly recommended. Make reservations online or by calling (512) 389-8900.
    • We are taking reservations for overnight stays up to five months in advance.
    • Most park headquarters, visitor centers and stores are open.
  • Guidelines to follow when you visit:



  • Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens are partially open for public visitation. Both facilities will have enhanced safety measures that comply with CDC guidelines and Governor Abbott's executive orders.


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

Austin Headquarters

  • Main HQ employee offices are open on a limited capacity.
  • Airport Commerce Park offices are open on a limited capacity.



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