COVID-19 Operational Status
The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access modifications effective at Guadalupe Mountains National Park are as follows:
- Pine Springs Visitor Center is operating with a reduced capacity of six at a time in the interior of the building. During periods of high visitation, rangers may be at the porch for questions, information, and fees. When open, the Pratt Cabin and Frijole Ranch Cultural History Museum also have reduced capacities of six visitors at a time.
- Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside federal buildings, including the Pine Springs Visitor Center, Pratt Cabin, and Frijole Ranch Museum.
While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick.
The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.