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 to Minidoka National Historic Site is as follows:
As of September 5, 2021, the Minidoka Visitor Center is closed for fall and winter. Please check back in the spring for updated visitor center hours.
While the visitor center is closed, the site's grounds and walking trails remain open daily from sunrise to sunset. Brochure maps and passport stamps are available in the after-hours box outside of the visitor center.
Following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities, all scheduled tours of the site have been cancelled. Any future updates will be posted to this page.
Walking Trails & Self-Guided Tours
Visitors can walk along the 1.6 mile trail and around historical buildings, such as the barrack and mess hall in Block 22, on a self-guided tour. Outdoor exhibits along the trail allow visitors to learn more about life at Minidoka. Park grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Keep safety in mind as you explore the site. Bees, snakes, and other wildlife may be present. There is little shade along trails, and restrooms may not be open on weekdays. Water is available at the visitor center daily.
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. Please 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.
Masks are required for everyone, regardless of location or vaccination status, in all NPS buildings, crowded outdoor spaces, and all forms of enclosed public transportation.
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.
National Park Service Covid-19 Response
Idaho Rebound (Covid-19) Plan