Significant Incidents Updates

Incidents Overview


2023 Statewide Winter Storms

Emergency Response: www.caloes.ca.gov | Road Closures: QuickMap.dot.ca.gov | Sign Up for Local Emergency Alerts: CalAlerts.org

California has been impacted by the recent storms, which have been one of the most challenging and impactful in the past few decades. The state has taken early, proactive steps to keep Californians safe.

Within the State Park System, State Parks has temporarily closed park units until further notice. This list is fluid and will be updated as information becomes available. Please check with the park unit you plan to visit before heading out as conditions can change without notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Acronym Key
SB: State Beach, SHM: State Historical Monument, SHP: State Historic Park, SNR: State Natural Reserve,
SP: State Park, SRA: State Recreation Area and SVRA: State Vehicular Recreation Area

Updated: Feb. 2, 2023 (9:10 a.m.)

Parks fully closed: 19 /   Parks partially closed: 36

Partially Closed:

Calaveras/Tuolumne County

  • Calaveras Big Trees SP


El Dorado/Placer counties

  • Auburn SRA


Humboldt County

  • Humboldt Lagoons SP
  • Humboldt Redwoods SP
  • Sue-meg SP 


Los Angeles County

  • Leo Carrillo SP


Marin County

  • Angel Island SP
  • Mount Tamalpais SP


Mariposa County

  • California State Mining and Mineral Museum


Mendocino County

  • Hendy Woods SP
  • MacKerricher SP
  • Navarro River Redwoods SP
  • Point Cabrillo Light SHP
  • Russian Gulch SP
  • Sinkyone Wilderness SP
  • Van Damme SP


Merced County

  • George J. Hatfield SRA
  • Great Valley Grassland SP
  • San Luis Reservoir SRA


Monterey County

  • Asilomar SB
  • Andrew Molera SP
  • Ishxenta SP

Nevada County

  • South Yuba River SP


Orange County

  • Crystal Cove SB


Orange/Riverside/San Bernardino Counties

  • Chino Hills SP


San Diego County

  • Torrey Pines SB


San Francisco County

  • Candlestick Point SRA


San Luis Obispo County

  • Pismo SB
  • Hearst San Simeon SP
  • Montaña de Oro SP
  • Morro Strand SB


Santa Cruz County

  • Seacliff SB
  • The Forest of Nisene Marks SP


Sonoma County

  • Fort Ross SHP
  • Sonoma Coast SP


Ventura County

  • Point Mugu SP


Fully Closed:

Alameda County

  • Lake Del Valle SRA


Alameda/San Joaquin Counties

  • Carnegie SVRA


Alpine County

  • Grover Hot Springs SP


Kern/ Los Angeles/ Ventura counties

  • Hungry Valley SVRA


Monterey County

  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP
  • Limekiln SP
  • Zmudowski SB


Orange County

  • Bolsa Chica SB


San Diego County

  • Border Field SP

San Mateo County

  • Butano SP
  • Portola Redwoods SP


Santa Barbara County

  • Chumash Painted Cave SHP
  • El Capitan SB
  • Gaviota SP


Santa Clara/Stanislaus counties

  • Henry W. Coe SP


Santa Cruz County

  • Big Basin Redwoods SP
  • Rancho San Andrès (Castro Adobe)


Sonoma County

  • Armstrong Redwoods SNR


Ventura County

  • Emma Wood SB

Wildfires

Road Closures: roads.dot.ca.gov   |   Wildfires: www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2022 | Wildfire Safety Tips: www.parks.ca.gov/wildfiresafetytips


Updated: October 26, 2022 (1:24 p.m.)

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: 1 |   Parks partially closed: 5
(State Operated - 6; Locally Operated - 0)

CZU August Lightning Complex Fire

Partially Closed:
San Mateo County

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 ReimaginingBigBasin.org.

Jones Fire

Partially Closed:
Nevada County

LNU Lightning Complex Fire

Fully Closed:
Sonoma County

Mosquito Fire

Partially Closed:
Placer/El Dorado Counties

  • Auburn State Recreation Area: Due to the recent Mosquito Fire, the Western States Trail between Patent Road fuel break and Dardanelles Creek remains closed. Thank you for your understanding.

River Fire

Partially Closed:
San Joaquin County

  • Caswell Memorial State Park: Campground and day use beach and picnic areas are opened. However, hiking trails within the park remain closed.

 

Disclaimer

This site provides general information concerning an incident within California’s state park system. All of our information comes from park districts and/or divisions and must be approved by the Incident Commander in charge of managing the incident prior to release. Updates to these sites cannot be guaranteed on a set time schedule. Please use the information on these pages only as a reference. The sites are not meant to provide up to the minute information. Please refer to the information phone numbers provided on this site, and website links for additional information, and monitor your local radio stations for emergency broadcasts.