COVID-19 Information

The Nacogdoches Convention & Visitor's Bureau wants you to be safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. As of Monday, May 4th, the Visitor's Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitor's Center Staff are taking multiple measures to ensure the safety of our guests and employees. It is our priority that guests feel protected and welcomed all at the same time.

We will be asking guests to wear masks and maintain a 5 ft distance from the counter. Staff will monitor door handles, countertops, and displays for disinfecting throughout the day. Staff will personally disinfect discreetly after visitor interaction and wear masks at all times. These procedures will be monitored and re-evaluated as more information becomes available. 

We are following the guidelines implemented by the State of Texas, City of Nacogdoches, and the CDC. Click here for information regarding the City of Nacogdoches COVID-19 Guidelines.

For information on business resources, please visit the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce website here.

The 31st Annual Texas Blueberry Festival and surrounding activities have been postponed to an unknown later date. The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce will announce a new date once it is safe to do so. Stay updated by visiting their website here.

What's Open:

Updated 5/27/2020


Click here to see which restaurants have dine-in available, and which are just offering curbside/to-go at this time. This list is updated every 2 days. 


All local parks and trails are open, but officials are asking individuals to practice social and physical distancing, and follow the guidelines in the graphic below. 

  • State Parks are open for day use and limited camping.
    • All state parks that can be are open for day use and limited camping.
    • You must reserve day passes online or by calling (512) 389-8900 before you arrive.
    • Parks headquarters, stores, visitor centers and group sites are closed.
  • State Parks are not taking new camping reservations at this time.
  • Guidelines to follow when you visit:
    • Masks and face coverings are strongly encouraged in state parks, but not required.
    • Six-foot social distancing is required.
    • No groups larger than five people are allowed, except for families or people living in the same household.
    • See more guidelines and tips to plan your visit.

Check the Texas State Parks Alert map for the latest park conditions.

Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area: Open

Caddo Mounds Historic Site: Trails open, visitor's center is closed.

Lake Nacogdoches: Swimming area and pier are both open.

Lake Naconiche: Swimming area is closed, pier is open. 

Mission Delores: Historic site closed for renovations. RV Park is open. 

Mission Tejas: Open for day-use, operating under modified hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Sam Rayburn Reservoir: Open 

Museums & Historical Landmarks: Will open on June 3rd, 2020. 


Park Guidelines during COVID 19