Significant Incidents Updates
California State Parks works closely with the state’s network of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure our parks and their surrounding communities are safe.
Our State Parks Peace Officers respond to all types of emergencies. Information on significant incidents such as, but not limited to wildfires, earthquakes, floods and Public Safety Power Shutoffs, will be posted on this website.
Before leaving home, be sure to check the status of the park unit you want to visit to find out what restrictions and guidelines are in place. We advise the public to recreate responsibly and visit www.parks.ca.gov/COVID19 for the latest visitor guidelines during the pandemic.
Updated: September 15, 2021 (12:00 p.m.)
California State Parks has closed a couple of park units due to the ongoing wildfires burning in Northern California. The public is advised to avoid these public outdoor spaces at this time. The list below is dynamic and is updated with new information as soon as it becomes available.
Parks fully closed: 4 | Parks partially closed: 3
(State Operated - 7 | Locally Operated - 0)
- Auburn State Recreation Area
- Due to the Bridge Fire, the following areas will remain closed to public access: Mammoth Bar including all trails, Culvert Trail, Connector Trail from Doc Gordon’s to Lower Lake Clementine Road, Fuel Break Trail, Trails between Grizzly Bear House and Mammoth Bar, Foresthill Loop Divide on the Middle Fork side of the Canyon. All other areas that had been closed for the Bridge Fire have been reopened. Thank you for your understanding.
- Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park
- Starting Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, day use will be open at this park unit. Camping remains closed until further notice.
El Dorado County
Monument and McFarland Fires
- Weaverville Joss House SHP
- The Temple and Visitors center are closed to the public.
- The exterior grounds are open to the public. However, the community is experiencing extremely heavy smoke conditions. Therefore, it is recommended that visitors consider delaying travel plans to the area at this time.
- Grover Hot Springs SP is not on fire but is fully closed until further notice.
Los Angeles County
- Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area
- Due to the closure of Los Padres National Forest (to provide for public safety and protect natural resources), the following access points will be closed from August 31 – September 17: Gold Hill Road gate, East Frazier Trail gate and Tejon Trail gate.
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.
- Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve (SNR) – portions of south side closed including South Tufa and Navy Beach (U.S. Forest Service).
CZU August Lightning Complex Fire
San Mateo County
- Butano SP (limited day use starting May 28, 2021)
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 ReimaginingBigBasin.org.
Glass FirePartially Closed:
- Bothe-Napa Valley SP (Operated by Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District)
- Sugarloaf Ridge SP (Operated by Team Sugarloaf)
- South Yuba River SP (Independence Trail)
LNU Lightning Complex Fire
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.