BEAR MOUNTAIN - Harriman State Park has filled to capacity and is closed to incoming traffic and visitors as of Saturday.
Roadside parking is prohibited, the state announced as it detailed the closures on the park’s website.
Starting Friday until further notice, exits 16 and 19 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway, Lake Welch Drive to St. John’s Road, Tiorati Brook Road, Route 106 from Kanawauke Circle to Route 17, Arden Valley Road and Perkins Memorial Drive are also closed.
Seven Lakes Drive will remain open.
"All trail shelters are closed at this time. You can still pitch your tent within 300 ft of the shelters as per the regular guidelines," according to the state. "Boat Launches are open for 2020 PIPC boat permit holders. Boat permit sales are suspended thru May 7."
Rockland County officials earlier this month reportedly requested the state close down its parks in the county as coronavirus-related deaths and cases rose in the area.
A coronavirus testing center opened at Harriman State Park’s Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in Stony Point on March 18.
Harriman State Park, the state’s second-largest park, is in Rockland and Orange counties with 31 lakes and reservoirs, 200 miles of hiking trails, two beaches, two public camping areas and scenic roads.
Parks and hiking trails have become a popular place for people to congregate as the state is on PAUSE due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.