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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

California Opens Campgrounds in 28 State Parks - 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 will remained closed. In addition, some amenities such as fire rings and playground equipment may also be closed to help reduce crowds.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

California Opens Campgrounds in 28 State Parks - Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Most of the reopened campgrounds are in Southern California, along the beaches from San Diego County to Santa Barbara. Also, several state park campgrounds in the Lake Tahoe area, Little Basin (near Big Basin Redwoods State Park), Half Moon Bay State Beach and in other counties are open.

The 28 parks where campgrounds are open include:

Orange County

Bolsa Chica State Beach
Crystal Cove State Park Moro Campground 
Doheny State Beach
San Clemente State Beach

San Diego County

South Carlsbad State Beach
San Elijo State Beach 
San Onofre State Beach (San Mateo and Bluffs Campgrounds)
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Green Valley and Paso Picacho Campgrounds)
Silver Strand State Beach
Palomar Mountain State Park (Observatory and Doane Valley Campgrounds)

San Bernardino County

Chino Hills State Park
Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area

Riverside County
Lake Perris State Recreation Area
Mount San Jacinto State Park (Marion Mountain, Stone Creek, and Idyllwild Campgrounds)
Salton Sea State Recreation Area

Santa Cruz County
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Lake Tahoe Area
D.L. Bliss State Park
Donner Memorial State Park
Sugar Pine Point State Park

Santa Barbara County
El Capitan State Beach 
Refugio State Beach

Other Counties
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (Placer County)
Grover Hot Springs State Park (Alpine County)
Half Moon Bay State Beach (San Mateo County)
Leo Carrillo State Park (Los Angeles County)
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park (Nevada County)
Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area (Colusa County)
Point Mugu State Park (Ventura County) – Thornhill Broome and Sycamore Canyon Campgrounds

Also, if you don’t have a reservation, you can get notified when a campsite becomes available using our Campsite Assist tool.

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