Significant Incidents Updates

Incidents Overview

Updated: May 25, 2021 (8:23 p.m.)
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: 3 |   Parks partially closed: 7
(State Operated - 8; Locally Operated - 2)

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).

CZU August Lightning Complex Fire

Fully Closed:
Santa Cruz County

  • Big Basin Redwoods SP including Little Basin.

Partially Closed:
San Mateo County

  • Butano SP (limited day use starting May 28, 2021)

Santa Cruz County

  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (Portions of Fall Creek unit closed)
  • Portions of Rancho del Oso will be open on weekends and holidays starting May 29, 2021

Glass Fire

Partially Closed:
Napa County
  • Bothe-Napa Valley SP (Operated by Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District)

Partially Closed:
Sonoma County

  • Sugarloaf Ridge SP (Operated by Team Sugarloaf)

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


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.