Significant Incidents Updates

Incidents Overview



Updated: September 17, 2021 (7:15 a.m.)
California State Parks has closed a couple of park units due to the ongoing wildfires burning in Northern California. The public is advised to avoid these public outdoor spaces at this time. The list below is dynamic and is updated with new information as soon as it becomes available.

Parks fully closed: 1 | Parks partially closed: 3
(State Operated - 4 | Locally Operated - 0)

Road Closures:   |   Wildfires: | Wildfire Safety Tips:

Bridge Fire

Partially Closed:
Placer County

  • Auburn State Recreation Area
    • Due to the Bridge Fire, the following areas will remain closed to public access: Mammoth Bar including all trails, Culvert Trail, Connector Trail from Doc Gordon’s to Lower Lake Clementine Road, Fuel Break Trail, Trails between Grizzly Bear House and Mammoth Bar, Foresthill Loop Divide on the Middle Fork side of the Canyon. All other areas that had been closed for the Bridge Fire have been reopened. Thank you for your understanding.

Caldor Fire

Partially Closed:
Amador County

Monument and McFarland Fires

Partially Closed:
Trinity County

  • Weaverville Joss House SHP
    • The Temple and Visitors center are closed to the public.
    • The exterior grounds are open to the public.  However, the community is experiencing extremely heavy smoke conditions.  Therefore, it is recommended that visitors consider delaying travel plans to the area at this time.

Tamarack Fire

Fully Closed:
Alpine County

Non-Wildfire Closures

Partially Closed:
Los Angeles County

  • Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area
    • Due to the closure of Los Padres National Forest (to provide for public safety and protect natural resources), the following access points will be closed from August 31 – September 17: Gold Hill Road gate, East Frazier Trail gate and Tejon Trail gate.


Previous Wildfires

Below you will find a list of state park units impacted by previous wildfires that remain fully or partially closed. The public is advised to avoid these public outdoor spaces at this time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Parks fully closed: 2 |   Parks partially closed: 6
(State Operated - 4; Locally Operated - 2)

Beach Fire

Partially Closed:
Mono County

CZU August Lightning Complex Fire

Partially Closed:
San Mateo County

  • Butano SP (limited day use starting May 28, 2021)

Santa Cruz County

  • Big Basin Redwoods SP - (Media Downloads)
    • The park remains partially closed. Portions of the Rancho Del Oso coastal unit are now open daily.
    • Learn how State Parks and partners are working to have Big Basin Redwoods State Park re-emerge as one of California’s greatest natural cathedrals, as well as a model for California’s resilient and inclusive parks at

Glass Fire

Partially Closed:
Napa County

Partially Closed:
Sonoma County

Jones Fire

Partially Closed:
Nevada County

LNU Lightning Complex Fire

Fully Closed:
Sonoma County



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