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These 164 California State Parks Have Reopened To Visitors

Patch logo Patch 6/14/2020 Nick Garber
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CALIFORNIA — Nature lovers, rejoice: Californians looking to escape the tumultuous news cycle can now find refuge in any of the 164 state parks that have reopened to the public, including parking lots.

In April, Gov. Gavin Newsom temporarily closed all beaches and state parks to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Now, as the state reopens, dozens of the state's 280 parks are welcoming back visitors, but with new limitations.

The state encourages people to visit the webpage of the park they plan to visit before heading out, since many have limited parking and other new guidelines in place.

As of Tuesday, the following state parks, beaches, historic parks, recreation areas, and natural reserves are open:

Amador County: Indian Grinding Rock SHP

Butte County: Bidwell Sacramento River SP, Clay Pit SVRA, Lake Oroville SRA

Calaveras County: Calaveras Big Trees SP

Colusa County: Colusa Scramento River SRA

Contra Costa County: Franks Tract SRA, Mount Diablo SP

Del Norte County: Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP, Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP, Pelican SB, Tolowa Dunes SP

El Dorado County: D.L. Bliss SP, Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point SP, Emerald Bay SP, Folsom Lake SRA, Lake Valley SRA, Marshall Gold Discover SHP, Plumas Eureka SP, Washoe Meadows SP

Fresno County: Millerton Lake SRA

Humboldt County: Azalea SNR, Benbow SRA, Fort Humboldt SHP, Grizzly Creek Redwoods SP, Harry A. Merlo SRA, Humboldt Lagoons SP, Humboldt Redwoods SP, John B. Dwitt Redwoods, Little River SB, Patrick's Point SP, Prairie Creek Redwoods SP, Richardson Grove SP, Trinidad SB

Kern County: Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA, Fort Tejon SNR, Red Rock Canyon SP, Saddleback Butte SP, Tule Elk SNR

Lake County: Anderson Marsh SHP, Clear Lake SP

Los Angeles County: Antelope Valley California Poppy SNR, Hungry Valley SVRA, Leo Carrillo SP, Los Angeles SHP, Malibu Creek SP, Robert H. Meyer SB, Topanga SP, Will Rogers SB

Madera County: Wassama Round House SHP

Marin County: Angel Island SP, China Camp SP, Mount Tamalpais SP, Olompali SHP, Samuel P. Taylor SP, Tomales Bay SP

Mendocino County: Admiral Williams Standely SRA, Caspar Headlands SR, Caspar SB, Greenwood SB, Hendy Woods SP, Jughandle SB, MacKerricher SP, Mailliard Redwoods SR, Manchester SP, Mendocino Headlands SP, Mendocino Woodlands SP, Montgomery Woods SNR, Navarro River Redwoods SP, Point Cabrillo SHP, Reynolds WC, Russian Gulch SP, Schooner Gulch SB, Sinkyone Wilderness SP, Smithe Redwoods SNR, Standish-Hickey SRA, Van Damme SP, Westport Union Landing SB

Merced County: Caswell SRA, George J. Hatfield SRA, Great Valley Grasslands SP, McConnell SRA, San Luis Reservoir SRA

Mono County: Bodie SHP, Mono Lake Tufa SNR

Monterey County: Andrew Molera SP, Asilomar SB, Carmel River SB, Fort Ord Dunes SP, Fremont Peak SP, Garrapata SP, Limekiln SP, Marina SB, Monterey SB, Moss Landing SB, Salinas River SB

Nevada County:, Donner Memorial SP, Empire Mine SHP, Malakoff Diggins SHP, South Yuba River SP

Orange County: Bolsa Chica SB, Crystal Cove SP, Doheny SB, Huntington SB, San Clemente SB

Placer County: Auburn SRA, Kings Beach SRA

Riverside County: California Citrus SHP, Lake Perris SRA, Mount San Jacinto SP

Sacramento County: Brannan Island SRA, Folsom Powerhouse SHP, Prairie City SVRA

San Benito County: Hollister Hills SVRA

San Bernardino County: Chino Hills SP, Providence Mountains SRA, Silverwood Lake SRA, Wildwood Canyon

San Diego County: Anza-Borrego Desert SP, Cuyamaca Rancho SP, Old Town San Diego SHP, Palomar Mountain SP

San Joaquin County: Carnegie SVRA

San Mateo County: Ano Nuevo SP, Bean Hollow SB, Burleigh Murray Ranch SP, Half Moon Bay SB, Montara SB, Pescadero SB, San Gregorio SB

Santa Barbara County: Carpinteria SB, El Capitan SB, Gaviota SB, La Purisima SHP, Refugio SB

Santa Clara County: Henry W Coe SP, Pacheco SP

Santa Cruz County: Big Basin Redwoods SP, Castle Rock SP, Henry Cowell Redwoods SP, The Forest of Nisene Marks SP, Wilder Ranch SP

San Luis Obispo County: Los Osos Oaks SNR, Morro Bay SP

Shasta County: Ahjumawi Lava Springs SP, McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial SP

Solano County: Benicia SRA

Sonoma County: Armstrong Redwoods SNR, Austin Creek SRA, Fort Ross SHP, Jack London SHP, Kruse Rhondendron SRA, Salt Point ST, Sonoma Coast SP, Sonoma SHP, Sugarloaf Ridge SP, Trione-Annadel SP

Stanislaus County: Turlock Lake SRA

Tuolomne County: Columbia SHP, Railtown 1897 SHP

Tulare County: Colonel Allensworth SHP

Ventura County: Emma Wood SB, Point Mugu SP, San Buenaventura SB

Full coronavirus coverage: Coronavirus In California: What To Know


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