Crater Lake, Mt. Rainier, other national park sites close

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Crater Lake National Park, Mount Rainier and several other national park sites across the Pacific Northwest have temporarily closed to the public because of the coronavirus outbreak. Crater Lake made the announcement Tuesday morning, while Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks announced their closures Tuesday afternoon. Park officials said rangers will remain at the parks to enforce the closure and protect the parks. Other park closures in Oregon include the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and John Day Fossil Beds. In Washington, North Cascades National Park shut campgrounds and facilities, as well as some trailheads and access roads. Washington state officials also temporarily closed all state-managed parks, wildlife areas, and water access areas for at least two weeks.