Significant Incidents Updates

Incidents Overview


2023 Statewide Winter Storms

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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: Mar. 30, 2023 (10:30 a.m.)

Parks fully closed: 18 / Parks partially closed: 33

Partially Closed:

Calaveras/Tuolumne County

  • Calaveras Big Trees SP

El Dorado County

  • D.L. Bliss SP
  • Emerald Bay SP

El Dorado/Placer counties

  • Auburn SRA

El Dorado/Placer/Sacramento counties

  • Folsom Lake SRA

Humboldt County

  • Humboldt Redwoods SP
  • Sue-meg SP

Los Angeles/Ventura Counties

  • Leo Carrillo SP

Mariposa County

  • California State Mining and Mineral Museum

Mendocino County

  • Russian Gulch SP
  • Van Damme SP

Merced County

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

Monterey County

  • Asilomar SB
  • Ishxenta SP

Orange County

  • Bolsa Chica SB

Orange/Riverside/San Bernardino Counties

  • Chino Hills SP
  • Silverwood Lake SRA 

San Diego County

  • San Onofre SB
  • Torrey Pines SB

San Francisco County

  • Candlestick Point SRA

San Luis Obispo County

  • Hearst San Simeon SHP
  • Hearst San Simeon SP
  • Montaña de Oro SP
  • Morro Strand SB
  • Oceano Dunes SVRA
  • Pismo SB 

Santa Cruz County

  • Seacliff SB
  • Wilder Ranch SP

Ventura County

  • Emma Wood SB 
  • San Buenaventura SB 

Yolo County

  • California Indian Heritage Center

Fully Closed:

Alameda County

  • Lake Del Valle SRA

Alameda/San Joaquin Counties

  • Carnegie SVRA

Marin County

  • Olompali SHP

Monterey County

  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP
  • Limekiln SP
  • Point Lobos SNR
  • Point Sur SHP

Monterey/San Benito counties

  • Fremont Peak SP 

Orange County

  • Crystal Cove SB

San Benito County

  • Hollister Hills SVRA

San Diego County

  • Border Field SP

Santa Barbara County

  • El Capitan SB
  • Gaviota SP

San Mateo County

  • Burleigh H. Murray Ranch SP
  • Butano SP

Santa Clara/Stanislaus Counties

  • Henry W. Coe SP

Santa Cruz County

  • Big Basin Redwoods SP
  • The Forest of Nisene Marks SP


Road Closures:   |   Wildfires: | Wildfire Safety Tips:

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

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.



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.