Special to the
Opelika Observer

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, in response to guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Office of the Governor of Alabama, temporarily closed to the public beginning at 5 p.m. on April 4 to support federal, state and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
This closure includes all indoor and outdoor spaces at Horseshoe Bend NMP, including trails, boat launch and all facilities. To view the governor’s order in its entirety, please visit governor.alabama.gov.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers and partners at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is our No. 1 priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. They will notify the public when they resume full operations and provide updates on their website www.nps.gov/hobe and Facebook.
If contemplating a visit to a national park during this pandemic, the NPS asks visitors to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees.
Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.