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PARK ADVISORY

Please make sure you have a day-use reservation if you are planning to come on weekends. Anticipate there is a high chance you will be turned away if you do not have a day-use reservation. Even with cold temperatures, the park is still seeing a high volume of visitors. (Posted 1/28/23)

PARK HOURS: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily.  All hikers must be off trails by 5:00 p.m.

There are parking procedures put in place at Jones Gap that affect weekends and major Holidays. Day-use Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Please read this document for detailed information

-Day-use Parking Reservations are required on weekends and Holidays. Monday through Friday Day-Use parking is a first come-first serve, unless associated with a major Holiday. 

Hike-in trailside campsites are available by reservation.  There is no car-camping or RV camping at this park. 

-It is difficult to drive and turn around any large vehicles that do not fit in a normal size parking space- such as RVS and campers. We have no parking spaces available to accommodate these size vehicles. 

Trails Closure Warning:

>Falls Creek Trail (#31) is Closed.

>Hospital Rock Trail (#30) is Closed 1.6 Miles after Trail Head. It now ends at the rock formation referred to as Hospital Rock.

>Seasonal Closure of Yellow-Blazed Trail Rim of the Gap (#6) from Junction #15 (Frank Coggins) to #21 (John Solan). This section of trail will remain closed until spring temperatures are consistently warm enough for the ice to melt and the trail to become safely passable.

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HOURS

M-Su 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., daily, during daylight savings time and 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily, the remainder of the year. Trails close one hour before dark, year round.

OFFICE

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-Su

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ADMISSION

$6 adults; $3.75 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3.50 children ages 6-15; ages 5 and under, free.

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PETS

Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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Camping

  • Camping Information: Camping is allowed only on designated campsites. Camping in other than designated areas may result in a fine. No drive up campsites are available on the park. There are no water or electricity provided at the campsites.

  • Camping Reservations: To make a backcountry trailside camping reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or make it online by clicking Make a Reservation. Reservations requested less than one (1) day in advance of check-in must be made directly through the park. For example: If today is Friday and you are making a reservation checking in on today, Friday, you must make the reservation by contacting the park directly.

  • Trailside Camping: The Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area offers trailside backcountry camping at 18 primitive sites. Fourteen sites provide fire pits, while four allow no fires. Permits are required, and camping is allowed in designated areas only. Campers are asked to follow internationally recognized "leave no trace" camping practices. For more information on leave no trace practices, visit the official leave no trace ethics website.

    Campers are asked to check-in at least two hours before dark in order to safely reach their campsites.

  • Trailside: Yes
  • Pets: Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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