Are RV Parks Considered Essential?
With an increasing number of state and federal campgrounds closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, RV travelers are seeking refuge in private RV parks throughout the nation. Unlike state and federal parks, most private RV parks remain open (with restrictions) during the outbreak.
RV camping not only offers a “mental break” for families struggling to ‘shelter in place,’ RV parks also provide essential products and services to many Americans.
“From full time RVer’s, weekend warriors, and families looking to spend quality time together; guests come to Outdoorsy Yosemite because they feel safer in nature than they do in the congested urban areas. This is their home away from home.”
– Leslie Rowley, Outdoorsy Yosemite
Since RV parks serve as an outdoor facility for guests to shelter within their own protected environment, campers can travel in an RV without violating CDC guidelines for social distancing. When visiting an RV park, follow measures posted by the CDC, local health authorities, and guidelines outlined by local and state authorities to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus. Practice social distancing at all times, even when exploring nature.
Tip: Check out the National Park Foundation’s suggestions for Park Activities You Can Do from the Comfort of Your Home or Take a Virtual Visit to a National Park.
Tip: Visit NPS.GOV to view National Park active alerts.