For Immediate Release: 9/6/2018
UPDATE – September 6, 2018: Wildfires Close Castle Crags State Park
Contact: Gloria Sandoval I Deputy Director of Public Affairs I (916) 956-6814
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks closed Castle Crags State Park due to the Delta and Hirz fires in Shasta County. Although the park is currently not on fire, fire conditions are rapidly changing due to the alternating wind patterns. Out of abundance of caution, State Parks evacuated staff and visitors and the park will remain closed until further notice.
Interstate 5 is closed from 10 miles north of Redding at Fawndale Road to 3.6 miles south of Mount Shasta. The public is advised to avoid these areas.
Below is a list of parks currently impacted by the wildfires:
Delta and Hirz Fires
Castle Crags State Park – Closed, Not on Fire
- Park is closed until further notice.
River Fire (Mendocino Complex)
Anderson Marsh State Historic Park – Open, Did Not Burn
- Park is open for day-use only.
Clear Lake State Park – Open, Did Not Burn
- Park open for day use and camping.
Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park – Open, Did Not Burn
- Park is open Thursday through Saturday.
Shasta State Historic Park – Partially Open, Partially Burned
- Parts of the park remains closed until further notice, however, the park grounds containing the Courthouse Museum and visitor center are open for day-use only.
- The Courthouse Museum and visitor center remains closed for visitation until further notice. For more information, visit the park webpage.
- Fire destroyed a 1920s schoolhouse and damaged the brewery and cemetery.
- Artifacts were removed from the park and transferred to a secure location.
For campfire safety and campfire permits in California’s state parks, visit our blog.
For the latest fire conditions and evacuations, please visit CAL FIRE’s website at www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents.
Visitors with health issues or smoke sensitivity can check latest air quality by website at this Federal Environmental Protection Agency site.
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