COVID-19 Updates

We know these are difficult and confusing times as the Corona virus seems to have overtaken every part of our society. We understand how important clear information is and we hope to be able to provide answers to all questions you may have about the status of our parks, changes to the SSPF event calendar, what we are doing to promote social distancing, and the effects COVID-19 may have on the parks as we shift into the spring and summer seasons. 

March 17th, 2020

The California State Parks has closed all campgrounds throughout the state in an effort to hinder the spread of COVID-19. Visitor Centers and Park Museums will remain closed until further notice. Guided tours and park events are also cancelled for the foreseeable future.

The parks and beaches themselves will stay open. Please adhere to guidance issued by health officials and stay a safe distance (recommended minimum 6 feet) away from others who may also be enjoying the parks.

Restrooms will remain open.

To read the full Press Release from the CA State Parks, click here.

March 30, 2020

Because of the increase in park and beach activity over the last few weeks, the CA State Parks have closed ALL 280 state park and beach parking lots and entirely shut down many parks. At this point in time, all of our Sierra State Parks parking lots are closed, but all parks and beaches are still open. Check here for updates.

To read the full Press Release from the CA State Parks, click here.

For any and all questions, please email us at

For a list of resources and things to do while you socially distance, head over to our blog!