State Parks Closes Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area Due to Damage from Post Fire

post fire on jun 15 2024

 Post Fire burns over 10,000 acres at Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area.

California State Parks today announced the temporary full closure of the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) in Southern California due to extensive damage caused by the Post Fire. The closure has been in effect as of June 17, 2024. The wildfire, which started on June 15, has burned through large swathes of the park in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, impacting the SVRA’s infrastructure and resources in the park and leading to hazardous conditions. State Parks strongly advises the public not to enter the park, which will remain closed until further notice.

The Post Fire burned 10,064 acres within the eastern and southern portions of Hungry Valley SVRA, which contains most of the park’s off-highway vehicle recreation trails and the Quail Canyon Special Event Area. When the fire initially started, nearly 1,200 park visitors and staff were evacuated safely.

So far, the fire is confirmed to have destroyed or severely impacted:

  • The South Entrance Station
  • A well pump shed
  • Several miles of fencing and trails
  • Multiple wayfinding signs
  • 2,000-acres of the Native Grasslands Management Area
  • Two cultural preserves
  • Vegetation that provides habitat within the park and natural boundaries for trails

State Parks is currently assessing the full extent of the impact to Hungry Valley SVRA infrastructure and resources. For the latest information on the park’s recovery from the Post Fire, please visit

For information and updates on the Post Fire, visit

The public can visit Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA located in the Mojave Desert near Red Rock Canyon State Park. Onyx Ranch SVRA is open for off-highway vehicle recreation. The entrance to Onyx Ranch SVRA is on State Route 14 at Jawbone Canyon Road near Cantil. Visit the Onyx Ranch SVRA website for more details.

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The Post Fire burned most of the eastern and southern portions of Hungry Valley SVRA.

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