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Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles

News Release

For Immediate Release: 12/11/2014

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California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: UPDATED 12/11/14 @ 2:00 P.M.

Additional closures:


  • Nevada County/Sierra:

o   Empire Mine State Historic Park will be closed for the remainder of today due to high winds and rain. Expected to open tomorrow, depending on weather.


Bay Area


San Luis Obispo:

  • Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument (Hearst Castle) is closed today due to safety concerns pertaining to high winds and rain. No daytime or evening tours will be available today.  The Visitor Center will remain open regular hours.


Santa Cruz County


Monterey County


Mendocino County


San Mateo County:


Monterey County:


Other State Parks:


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California State Parks Mission

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.