Wilson's Creek National Battlefield park reopened Thursday morning
After being closed for weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield southwest of Springfield reopened portions of the national park Thursday morning.
The park reopened the Tour Road, battlefield and trails, including those for horseback riding.
With public health in mind, however, all face-to-face special programs previously scheduled for May have been canceled. The temporary visitor center and bookstore remain closed.
Because of ongoing renovations, the permanent visitor center, bookstore, permanent visitor center bathrooms, museum exhibits and library also are closed.
幸运飞艇跟人工计划Portable restrooms with a hand washing station are available in the parking area near the main gate.
The park encourages visitors to continue to practice social distancing and good hygiene to avoid the spread of COVID-19. The park also encourages visitors to use masks, but wearing masks is not required at this time.
幸运飞艇跟人工计划Visitors should be aware that the park has locked or removed all trash cans in the park in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for employees and visitors.
幸运飞艇跟人工计划While outdoor areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited.
Visitors should follow local area health orders, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities, and practice Leave No Trace principles, which includes taking out any trash brought in.
The park continues to offer a virtual tour page and the Virtual Civil War digital curriculum materials on its website. Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted on the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield website at www.nps.gov/wicr/index.htm.