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California State Parks Invites Visitors to Recreate Safely and Responsibly in 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Weaverville Joss House SHP, Shasta SHP, McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial SP, Ahjumawi Lava Springs SP, Anderson Marsh SHP, Clear Lake SP

UPDATE – Aug. 10, 2018 Wildfire Impacts on California’s State Parks

Friday, August 10, 2018 | View PDF

California State Parks advises outdoor enthusiasts to plan carefully their next outdoor adventure in areas near wildfires. Some parks are closed, while others around the north Sacramento Valley and Sierra north of Calaveras County are impacted by smoke. Visitors with health issues or smoke sensitivity may want to reconsider visiting parks until the air quality improves. To ensure safety, the public is prohibited from entering closed areas.

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Clear Lake SP, Mount San Jacinto SP, Shasta SHP, Weaverville Joss House SHP

Update July 30: Wildfires Force Closures of Two Additional California State Parks

Monday, July 30, 2018 | View PDF

California State Parks announced the closure of two additional state parks today due to wildfires in Northern California. Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park (Trinity County) and Clear Lake State Park (Lake County) are both closed until further notice. The public is advised to avoid these areas.

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California State Parks Issues Statement on Fatal Shooting at Malibu Creek State Park

Monday, June 25, 2018 | View PDF

California State Parks today released the following statement regarding the fatal shooting Friday of Tristan Beaudette while camping at Malibu Creek State Park:

“Our hearts go out to the victim and his family during this difficult time. The safety of park visitors is our top priority, and California State Parks is working closely with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives as they investigate the incident. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.”

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Boat California, Division of Boating and Waterways

California Participates in a National Awareness and Enforcement Campaign to Reduce Alcohol- and Drug-Related Accidents

Friday, June 22, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) announced today the participation of more than 40 California marine law enforcement agencies in the national boating under the influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign dubbed “Operation Dry Water.” From Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1, law enforcement agencies across the United States will increase patrols and/or carry out BUI checkpoints to help reduce the number of alcohol- and drug-related accidents and fatalities and foster a stronger, more visible deterrent to their use on the water.

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