Idaho state parks closing camper cabins and yurts

Posted at 3:36 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 17:36:27-04

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho state park officials are closing the camper cabins, yurts and Idaho City backcountry yurts to protect the public and park employees from potential coronavirus exposure. The closures will occur on March 23 and all visitors with reservations will receive full refunds.

The closures will last until April 30 and could be extended, depending on the status of the virus outbreak in six weeks. Idaho Parks apologizes for any inconvenience but must prioritize the health of visitors and park staff. The cabins and yurts will reopen as soon as it is deemed to be safe.

Idaho State Parks remain open for day use and most camping – but hands-on activities and large group events are discontinued, and premium cabins and picnic shelters are also closed.