Climbing Area Status, Closures and Restrictions Due to COVID-19

Some states are beginning to lift stay at home orders. Since March 23, Access Fund has attempted to aggregate ongoing closure and restriction notices for the climbing community. This list is not 100% accurate, and we're likely to see frequent status changes in the areas we have listed below. The fact remains, that we're still safer at home, so check out our infographic on Climbing During the Coronavirus Pandemic if you plan to go out. Click the link on any area listed below for the latest. (updated May 26, 2020)

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Mohonk Preserve, NY
Governor Stable, PA
Old Rag, VA
Northwest Branch, MD
Sugarloaf Mountain, MD
Acadia National Park, ME
Daniel Boone National Forest, KY
Rumney, NH
Muir Valley, KY
Thacher State Park, NY
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, NY
Powerlinez, NY
The Pound (Rumney), NH
Rhode Island State Parks
Mount Washington (East Side), NH
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, VA
New River Gorge, WV
New Jersey State Parks and Forests
Farley Ledge, MA
Pawtuckaway State Park, NH
White Mountain National Forest, NH

Illinois State Parks
Buffalo National River, AR

Big Bend N.P., TX
Monster Rock, TX
Crowder's Mountain State Park, NC
Hanging Rock State Park, NC
Pilot Mountain State Park, NC
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, GA
Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest, NC
Rocky Face Park, NC
Pace Bend Park, TX
Great Smoky Mountain National Park, NC/TN
Obed Campgrounds, TN
Obed/ETCC South Clear Parking, TN
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
Southeastern Climbers Coalition Climbing Properties, AL/GA/TN
Reimers Ranch Park, TX
Bear Wallow, NC
Burke County (Linville Gorge), NC
South Carolina State Parks, SC
North Carolina State Parks, NC
Prentice Cooper/T Wall, TN
Buffalo National River, AR
Sam's Throne, AR
Tennessee State Parks
Wauhatchie Boulders, TN
Dogwood West Access, TN
Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, AR
Palisades Park, AL
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, OK
Big South Fork, KY/TN
Texas State Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Red Rock Canyon, NV
Indian Creek Campground, UT
Grand Teton National Park, WY
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Zion National Park, UT
Devils Tower National Monument, WY
USFS Rocky Mountain Region, CO/WY/SD/NE/KS
Canyonlands National Park, UT
Arches National Park, UT
Black Canyon National Park, CO
Thunder Ridge Access, CO
City of Rocks, ID

Paradise Forks (Sycamore Falls), AZ
Coronado National Forest, AZ

Oregon State Parks
Joshua Tree, CA
Yosemite, CA
Sequoia & Kings Canyon, CA
Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Washington State Parks
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Squamish Provincial Parks, BC
Denali National Park, AK
Skaha Bluffs, BC
Mt. Hood National Forest, OR
Malibu State Park, CA
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CA
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, WA/OR
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA
Eastern Sierra BLM, CA
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, WA
Lower Index Town Wall, WA
Deschutes National Forest, WA
Willamette National Forest, WA
North Cascades National Park, WA
Olympic National Park, WA
Fremont-Winema National Forest, WA
Owens River Gorge, CA
Caste Rock State Park, CA
New Melones Bureau of Reclamation (Grotto/Gold Wall), CA
The Honeycombs, OR
Hawaii State Lands