California State Parks Safety Tips

Backpacking

Backpacking

Biking

Biking

Boating

Boating

Camping

Camping

Hiking

Hiking

Equestrian

Horseback Trail

OHV

OHV

Summer

Sun

Swimming

Swimming


BEFORE LEAVING

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, preparation and planning BEFORE visiting a state park unit is critical. Before leaving home, plan ahead. Be sure to visit the webpage of your local outdoor destination to find out if it is open, what new visitor guidelines are in effect and if vehicle access is available.  

Although State Parks has increased access to some park units, it does not mean recreating in the outdoors is going back to normal, and visitors should be advised that it will be a different state park experience than they are used to. 

Please continue to stay local, continue to practice physical distance of 6 feet or more and avoid congregating with others outside of your immediate household. 

Follow State Parks on social media – Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – or visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve for the most up-to-date information on how the department is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Observe posted speed limits.
  • Stay in your lane on blind curves and do not cut corners.
  • Do not pass on double-yellow lines and pass only when you have a clear view of oncoming traffic and it is safe to do so.
  • Be prepared for equestrians, pedestrians, joggers, wildlife, rocks, tree limbs, etc., in the roadway. Share the road.