CARSON CITY — Nevada Division of State Parks has closed Cathedral Gorge State Park, including Miller Point, effective April 16 to protect the health and safety of park visitors and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The park is closed to the public for all activities, including camping and day-use.
Nevada State Parks has implemented multiple safety measures in response to the COVID-19 health crisis including closure of all State Park museums, visitor centers, gift shops, offices, campgrounds and some boat launches, as well as the full closure of all Las Vegas Area State Parks and Rye Patch State Recreation Area.
All annual permits that were set to expire during the state of emergency will be extended for 90 days.
A number of federal agencies have also enacted fire restrictions earlier in the year to protect firefighters, communities and natural resources. More information on the statewide fire restrictions can be found at http://dcnr.nv.gov/news/nevada-land-management-agencies-announce-early-fire-restrictions-in-response-to-covid-19.
State Park officials urge visitors to any remaining open parks to practice responsible recreation following social distancing guidelines as well as the principles of Leave No Trace. They also recommend bringing soap for hand washing (at least 100 feet away from natural water sources) and hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol in case water is not available.
View the CDC website for additional guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/visitors.html
Visit parks.nv.gov for updates.