Significant Incidents Updates
State Park Peace Officers work closely with the state’s network of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure state parks units and their surrounding communities are safe.
Information on significant incidents such as, but not limited to wildfires, earthquakes, floods, and public safety power shutoffs, will be posted on this website.
Before leaving home, be sure to check the status of the park unit you want to visit to find out if it is temporarily closed or what restrictions and guidelines are in place. Please recreate responsibly. For safety tips, visit parks.ca.gov/SafetyTips.
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.
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: June 1, 2023 (12:30 p.m.)
Parks fully closed: 5 / Parks partially closed: 22
- Lake Del Valle SRA
El Dorado County
- D.L. Bliss SP
- Emerald Bay SP
El Dorado/Placer counties
- Auburn SRA
El Dorado/Placer/Sacramento counties
- Folsom Lake SRA
- Sue-meg SP
Los Angeles/Ventura Counties
- Leo Carrillo SP
- California State Mining and Mineral Museum
- George J. Hatfield SRA
- Great Valley Grasslands SP
- Asilomar SB
- Ishxenta SP
- Crystal Cove SP
San Diego County
- San Onofre SB
San Luis Obispo County
- Hearst San Simeon SHP
- Hearst San Simeon SP
- Montaña de Oro SP
- Morro Strand SB
- Oceano Dunes SVRA
Santa Cruz County
- Seacliff SB
- Emma Wood SB
- San Buenaventura SB
- Olompali SHP
- Limekiln SP
- Point Sur SHP
San Diego County
- Border Field SP
Santa Barbara County
- Gaviota SP
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.
CZU August Lightning Complex Fire
San Mateo County
- Butano SP (limited day use)
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.
- South Yuba River SP (Independence Trail)
LNU Lightning Complex Fire
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.
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.
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.