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Camping News

Yosemite Campground Status

Yosemite Campground Status: As of February 26, 2021: 50% of the campsites in Upper Pines and some campsites in Lower Pines and North Pines can be reserved. All of these campsites are currently sold out through mid July. Yosemite National Park hopes to open other campgrounds/campsites in 2021, but dates have not been determined.  Little […]

2021 National Park FREE Days!

The 2021 National Park free days have been set. Visitors will have 6 select days to enjoy some of our nation’s best sights completely free of charge. The National Park Service will waive entry fees, some of which can range up to $35, for all visitors. January 18: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day April […]

Inyo National Forest Campgrounds Closed Due To Extreme Fire Danger

All campgrounds (and trails) in the Inyo National Forest (California) are closed as of 9/5/2020 at 5 P.M. until at least September 14 under a Forest Closure Order due to extreme fire danger. This temporary Forest closure will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. Inyo National Forest Campground Closure List: Mammoth Ranger District Coldwater Campground […]

Wildfires Close California State Parks

California wildfires have recently burned thousands of acres of State Park land, including redwood forests, campsites and other structures. Several State Parks & Campgrounds have been closed indefinitely as a result of the fires. To date, recent fires have burned over 1.5 million acres throughout the state this August. Big Basin Redwoods State Park was […]

California Opens Campgrounds in 28 State Parks

Campgrounds in 28 California State Parks opened today (Friday, June 12). State Park officials are currently working with county health departments and hope to reopen more campgrounds in the coming weeks. San Elijo State Beach The campgrounds will be at 50% capacity initially (every other campsite).  Restrooms and showers will also be open, but visitor centers […]

Covid-19 Campground Reopening Update

Many US Forest Service, BLM and CORE campgrounds are starting to reopen in May, including those in California, Arizona, Montana, Utah and other states. Campgrounds at State Parks (and a few National Parks) are reopening too. Campgrounds in Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Zion, Glacier and Yellowstone remain closed. Palisades State Park (SD) California State Parks and […]

Yosemite National Park Reopening Soon

Updated (May 27, 2020): Keep your fingers crossed, but Yosemite National Park is hoping to open again in early June if it receives federal approval or permission from the state. Campgrounds and lodging will reopen. Day visitors will be required to purchase an entry ticket in advance at Recreation.gov. Hiking trails, including the Half Dome […]

Sedona Area Campgrounds to Reopen May 20, 2020

Good news on the Covid-campground closure front. Sedona area campgrounds will reopen on May 20. These include Cave Springs, Manzanita and Pine Flat campgrounds. All three are along Oak Creek – in Oak Creek Canyon.  You can expect other USFS campgrounds in Arizona (and other states) to open up later in May and early June. […]

U.S. National Park Status COVID-19

The U.S. National Park Service has either closed or limited access to many of the National Parks in an effort to help contain the spread of COIVD-19 (Coronavirus).  Those that remain open are waiving entrance fees, but with limited operations and services within the park. These include the closures of public buildings such as visitor […]