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Last updated: Jan. 28, 2021

California State Parks Reopening Campground Sites for Existing Reservation Holders

Other campground sites will reopen for new reservations using a phased approach. Critical for Californians to recreate responsibly as the pandemic is far from over.

With the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions in the state, California State Parks today announced the reopening of campground sites for existing reservation holders. The department will be using a phased approach to reopen other state campground sites for new reservations starting Jan. 28, 2021. The public is advised that not all campground sites are open to the public due to the  pandemic, wildfire impacts and other issues. Additionally, group campsites remain closed. Day use outdoor areas of park units currently open to the public remain open.

Existing reservation holders do not need to contact State Parks as their reservations will be honored. Please visit the webpage of your outdoor destination to find out what COVID-19 guidelines and/or other restrictions are in place.

For those wishing to book a new reservation, updates on the phased reopening of campground sites will be posted on the department’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and individual park unit webpages.

As State Parks increases access to the State Park System, it is critical that Californians continue to recreate responsibly in the outdoors as the pandemic is far from over. Visitors must stay local, plan ahead to find out what is open as some park units and campgrounds remain temporarily closed, wear a face covering, practice physical distancing and avoid gatherings with people outside the immediate household.

Although law enforcement entities have the authority to issue citations, the expectation is that the public is responsible for adhering to the advice of public health officials, visitor guidelines and closures.

The State of California recognizes the benefits of the outdoors during this challenging time of COVID-19. As such, State Parks continues working with local and state officials on a phased and regionally driven approach to increase access at park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved. The reopening of state park units will be made with little advance notice.