National Park Hours: Are the National Parks open on Thanksgiving? [Updated November 2022]

National Park Hours: Are the National Parks open on Thanksgiving? [Updated November 2022]

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National Park Hours: Are the National Parks open on Thanksgiving?

One of the best things to do on Thanksgiving is enjoy the outdoors with your family (unless it’s ice cold then please stay indoors!) So your local National Park might make a great place for Thursday.

But not every National Park will be open, so here’s where to look for all the day-of information you might need.

Here’s a full list of National Parks

A list of all the National Parks that are closed on Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day
Acadia
American Samoa
Arches
Badlands
Big Bend
Biscayne
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Bryce Canyon
Cabrillo
Canyonlands
Capitol Reef
Carlsbad Caverns
Channel Islands
Congaree
Crater Lake
Cuyahoga Valley
Death Valley
Denali
Dry Tortugas
Everglades
Gates of the Arctic
Gettysburg National Military Park
Glacier
Glacier Bay
Grand Canyon
Grand Teton
Great Basin
Great Sand Dunes
Great Smoky Mountains
Guadalupe Mountains
Haleakala
Hawai’i Volcanoes
Harpers Ferry
Hot Springs
Isle Royale
Joshua Tree
Katmai
Kenai Fjords
Kings Canyon
Kobuk Valley
Lake Clark
Lassen Volcanic
Mammoth Cave
Mesa Verde
Mount Rainier
North Cascades
Organ Pipe Cactus
Olympic
Petrified Forest
Pinnacles
Redwood
Rocky Mountain
Saguaro
Sequoia
Shenandoah
Theodore Roosevelt
Valley Forge
Virgin Islands
Voyageurs
Wind Cave
Wrangell–St. Elias
Yellowstone
Yosemite
Zion

A list of all the National Parks that are open on Thanksgiving

You’ll need to check your specific National Park but here are a few we know will be open because they are hosting Thanksgiving activities.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – North Carolina

Yosemite National Park – California

Sorrel River Ranch at Arches National Park – Utah

Nicky’s Restaurant at Rocky Mountain National Park – Colorado

Skyland at Shenandoah National Park – Virginia

So, yes, some of the National Parks are open on Thanksgiving. Have fun!

 

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