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For Immediate Release: 9/17/2015

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Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park and Calaveras Big Trees State Park To Reopen

Contact: Liz Steller, (209) 229-5625

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks will reopen Calaveras Big Trees State Park and Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park tomorrow, September 18, for all-day use and overnight recreational activities. The North Grove of Calaveras Big Trees State Park will be available for day use and camping opportunities, while the Parkway and South Grove access will remain closed until the advisory zone has been lifted.

Acting to preserve California’s cultural and natural resources, California State Parks took precautionary measures after the rapid growth of the Butte Fire and implemented an advisory evacuation order. The department closed the parks Friday, September 11. Parks sustained no damage from the Butte Fire.

For the latest updates on the Butte Fire, please visit CAL FIRE’s website.



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