Summer doesn’t quite feel like summer without the freedom to vacate your lives at least for a little while, right? Maybe you have decided to terminate or at least delay the family road trip this summer because of the Coronavirus risk flooding the nation. Traveling by airplanes and other mass transit can still be quite risky, but you have many options for yourself.

Various National Parks Are Still Open

Think about this…You have the option of taking your home with you. Yes, constantly wearing masks in the overheated, summer public can be uncomfortable. But, with an RV just for your family and visiting wide open spaces without seeing any other visitors nearby, it is like taking your home with you.

Now, with these added steps of following the medical and scientific professionals’ recommendations for social distancing and masks, you can still see some of the greatest American national parks. From late May to the end of June, many lists have been published about the number of parks nationwide that will be open for visiting.

Even though most of these will not have any of the cabins or camping areas open with the number of cases and deaths rising, you still may have the option to make your visits, spending quality family time together in the best possible nature despite the darkness of the pandemic.

40 National Parks for Your Travels

  1. Fossil Butte National Monument, Wyoming
  2. Acadia National Park, Maine
  3. Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania
  4. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin
  5. Arches National Park, Utah
  6. Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland/Virginia
  7. Badlands National Park, South Dakota
  8. Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
  9. Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Colorado
  10. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana/Wyoming
  11. Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Tennessee/Kentucky
  12. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
  13. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  14. Buffalo National River, Arkansas
  15. Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts
  16. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia
  17. Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Oklahoma
  18. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
  19. Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming
  20. Dinosaur National Monument, Utah/Colorado
  21. Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa
  22. Fire Island National Seashore, New York
  23. Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania
  24. Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia
  25. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Site, Maryland
  26. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Oregon/Washington
  27. Friendship Hill National Historic Site, Pennsylvania
  28. Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri
  29. Gateway National Recreation Area, New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Area
  30. Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota
  31. Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii
  32. Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana
  33. Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
  34. Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
  35. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Note that this is only a portion of the dozens or even hundreds of national parks that originally opened in June while the state of the nation was in “phased reopening.” Many states have returned to incredible spikes in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19,

For this reason, you should steer clear of those areas out of respect for the latest regulation updates. So, put on your masks in public and ENJOY the nation with the greatest health and safety possible!