Photo: Jerry Lara, San Antonio Express-News
The Amistad National Recreation Area is reopening seven days a week after temporarily closing on the weekends due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.
The National Park Service announced the opening on Friday, which begins this weekend and includes the Labor Day holiday weekend.
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Though most parts of the park, like boat ramps, hiking rails, campgrounds and day-use spots, are reopening, the Viewpoint Cliffs and Blackbrush Point picnic areas will remain temporarily closed. The park service has these charts detailing which amenities are available to guests.
Amistad National Recreation Area, which is about three hours west of San Antonio near Del Rio, temporarily closed on the weekends on July 11 in response to the growing coronavirus cases in the state.
“New cases of COVID-19 in Val Verde County have declined in recent weeks to levels that now allow the park to reopen safely,” the park service said online. “The health and well-being of visitors and employees continues to be our highest priority.”
Visitors are reminded to enjoy the park under CDC guidance, including wearing face coverings when around others, avoiding large groups and maintaining social distancing.
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