Availability of Campgrounds Open During COVID-19

Day Camping at Calveras Big Trees SP

Last updated: May 25, 2021

Since the lifting of the Regional Stay at Home Order in January 2021, State Parks has reopened the majority of campground sites throughout the State Park System. A few sites, including group campsites, remain closed to the public due to the pandemic, wildfire impacts and other issues.

Reservations can be made at least two days in advance (48 hours) prior to arrival at ReserveCalifornia.com. It is important to note that the demand for camping and lodging sites sometimes exceeds the available inventory. As such, the public is advised to do some research and have alternate parks in mind in case the first choice is booked.

State Parks has implemented measures to reduce people from gaming the reservation system, such as:

  • Hardware and applications that provide several layers of safety for the ReserveCalifornia system and users.A policy that strictly states that reservations made via ReserveCalifornia are for personal use only.
  • Any resale, transfer, use, for-profit activity or memberships that are not approved in advance by California State Parks are strictly prohibited and will be subject to immediate cancellation without notice, refund or reimbursement. Accounts may be blocked, terminated and cancelled without notice by the department for any attempts or participation in any prohibited or unlawful activities. There is currently only one approved vendor to operate as third-party partners – HipCamp.

Whether you are an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a new one, we look forward to seeing you on trails, beaches, mountains and the deserts but ask that you recreate responsibly as we are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to view our latest COVID-19 guidelines. You can find camping safety tips at www.parks.ca.gov/SafetyTips. For camping information, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/Camping.

Thank you for helping reduce the exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. Together we are protecting the safety of visitors and those who take care of the State Park System.