Significant Incidents Updates

Incidents Overview

Updated: Sept. 23, 2020 (7:20 AM)
California State Parks has closed the following park units due to the ongoing wildfires burning across much of the state. Camping reservation holders impacted by the wildfires are being contacted with cancellation information.

The public is advised to avoid the following park units and any other areas that are closed during this time. The list is dynamic and is updated with new information as soon as it becomes available.

Parks fully closed: 12 |   Parks partially closed: 4

Beach Fire

Partially Closed:
Mono County

  • Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve (SNR) – portions of south side closed including South Tufa and Navy Beach (U.S. Forest Service).

Creek Fire

Partially Closed:
Fresno County

  • Millerton Lake State Recreation Area (SRA): The San Joaquin River Trail.

CZU August Lightning Complex Fire

Fully Closed:

San Mateo County

  • Butano SP

Santa Cruz County

  • Big Basin Redwoods SP: Closure includes Rancho Del Oso and Little Basin.

Partially Closed:
Santa Cruz County

  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (Only Fall Creek unit closed)

Dolan Fire

Fully Closed:
Monterey County

  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP
  • John Little SNR
  • Limekiln SP
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur SP

Elkhorn Fire

Fully Closed:
Mendocino County

  • Standish-Hickey SRA

Jones Fire

Partially Closed:
Nevada County

  • South Yuba River SP (Independence Trail)

LNU Lightning Complex Fire

Fully Closed:
Sonoma County

  • Armstrong Redwoods SNR
  • Austin Creek SRA

Northern Complex West Zone (formerly the Bear/North Complex Fire)

Fully Closed:
Butte County

  • Lake Oroville SRA

SCU Lightning Complex Fire

Fully Closed:
Santa Clara County

  • Henry W. Coe SP

Snow Fire

Fully Closed:
Riverside County

  • Mount San Jacinto SP - Wilderness is closed to both day and overnight hiking in conjunction with US Forest Service closure order.



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.