Climbing Area Closures and Restrictions Due to COVID-19

Most states have stay-at-home orders in place. This is not the time to seek climbing adventures. The following information demonstrates the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak. Access Fund is attempting to aggregate a list of closure and restriction notices for the climbing community, however this list will not be 100% accurate at all times. (updated April 9, 2020)

Know of a closure not listed here? Email us: [email protected] 

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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
Red River Gorge (PMRP, BRRP, MFRP), KY

Illinois State Parks
Buffalo National River, AR

Hueco Tanks, TX
McKinney Falls, TX
Big Bend N.P., TX
Pedernales Falls S.P., TX
Miller Springs, 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
Big Fork South and Obed Campgrounds, TN
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX
Southeastern Climbers Coalition Climbing Properties, AL/GA/TN
Reimers Ranch Park, TX
Little Bear Wall Falls, NC
Burke County (Linville Gorge), NC
South Carolina State Parks, SC
North Carolina State Parks, NC
Prentice Cooper/T Wall, TN
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, TX
Lake Mineral Wells, TX
Buffalo National River, AR
Sam's Throne, AR
Tennessee State Parks
Wauhatchie Boulders, TN
Dogwood West Access, TN
Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, AR
Barton Creek Greenbelt, TX (Easter weekend only)
Bull Creek District Park, TX (Easter weekend only)
Texas State Parks
Palisades Park, AL

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

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