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Brannan Island SRA

California State Parks Fully Reopens Brannan Island State Recreation Area

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

California State Parks today announced the full reopening of  Brannan Island State Recreation Area (SRA) after moving to reduced operations earlier this year. All areas of the park will open to the public tomorrow Thursday, December 1.The public can begin booking camping reservations starting Jan. 1, 2023. Park Delta Bay will operate the state recreation area, which includes day use areas, a boat launch ramp, and campground sites.

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Marshall Gold Discovery SHP

“Christmas in Coloma” Returns to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

California State Parks is pleased to announce the return of “Christmas in Coloma” at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park (SHP) on Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Community members, families and out-of- town guests are invited to enjoy traditional family-oriented holiday activities and explore historic buildings at the park.

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California State Parks K-9 Rex to Get Donation of Body Armor

Thursday, November 17, 2022

California State Parks Gold Fields District’s K-9 Rex will receive a bullet and stab protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K-9 Rex’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.” Delivery is expected within eight to 10 weeks.

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Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation

California State Parks to Increase SNO-Park Permit Fees Beginning November 1

Friday, October 21, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California State Parks’ Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division today announced a fee increase for California’s SNO-Parks Permit. Effective Nov. 1, 2022, the daily permit is going to increase from $5 to $15 and the season permit from $25 to $40. The fee increase, the first since 2000, will help offset the cost increase of operating 18 SNO-Parks along the Sierra Nevada due to the need for additional maintenance, staffing, and safety needs, as well as addressing site damage due to increased visitation and recent wildfires.

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California State Parks and CAL FIRE Conduct Prescribed Burns at Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

ARNOLD, Calif.— California State Parks and CAL FIRE today announced plans to conduct prescribed burns in Calaveras Big Trees State Park with work expected to begin tomorrow,  October 20. The work is part of a series of prescription burns planned for the state park this fall. Visitors should expect Walter W. Smith Memorial Parkway and a portion of the North Grove Trail to be closed or restricted during the burns.

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