Local Closures

Southwest Utah Public Health Department 

Local Closures

Updated April 14, 2020


The Southwest Utah Public Health Department has implemented Utah’s State Public Health Directives for COVID-19, which makes allowances for outdoor recreation in household groups or individuals who maintain social distancing from others. Utah’s State Parks remain open to county residents.

Garfield County

  • Closures
    • Bryce Canyon National Park
    • Upper and Lower Calf Creek Falls.
    • Deer Creek Campground.
    • All Escalante canyons.
    • Devil’s Rock Garden.
    • Zebra Slot Canyon.
    • Burr Trail (Long Canyon Slots, Big Pines Camp area, etc.).
    • Irish Canyons including Sandthrax Camping area.
    • Hog Springs Canyon.
    • Star Springs Campground.
    • North Wash.
    • Ticaboo/Bullfrog area.
    • And all other recreation sites where proper social distancing practices cannot be achieved.

Kane County

On Monday, April 13, 2020, Kane County relaxed the restrictions placed on travel by non-county residents.  Effective today, some high use areas are designated as “Day Use Only”.

  • Closures
  • Open for Day Use
    • Wire Pass Trailhead
    • Dry Fork Trailhead and its associated slot canyons
    • Elephant Cove Trailhead
    • Hog Canyon
    • The Dry Lakebed at Coral Pink Sand Dunes
    • Peekaboo slot canyon
    • Any other High-Density Recreation Areas where large groups of campers congregate are also open for “Day Use Only”.
  • Primitive or over-night camping that is otherwise allowed in other areas of Kane County is allowed for anyone so long as any single group is limited to ten people or a single household and each group is located at least 50 yards away from any other group.
  • Hiking and ATV use is allowed in all properly designated areas and trails.

Washington County

  • Closures
    • Zion National Park
    • St. George City
      • All four City golf courses (Dixie Red Hills, St. George Golf Club, Sunbrook Golf Club, Southgate Golf Club)
      • All pickleball courts
      • All sport parks
      • The skate park
      • Snake Hollow Bike Park
      • All playgrounds and gazebos until further notice

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