Later this month, Texas parks will again offer overnight camping to visitors after a temporary ban was instituted to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.


According to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department press release, state parks will begin offering limited overnight camping starting May 18. The number of overnight visitors allowed will vary depending on park capacity and will "align with safe business practices currently followed in Texas."


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At this time only previously booked reservations will be honored and parks will not allow new reservations. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will notify the public when new reservations can be made, the press release says.


While the parks will be open to visitors and campers, all facilities and visitor centers will remain closed.


Visitors who are planning on camping overnight are encouraged to observe local and state guidelines while traveling to the parks and are asked to bring their own face masks and hand sanitizer. Groups larger than five that are not part of the same household are prohibited and individuals should maintain six feet of distance between themselves and those outside of their group.


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