Significant Incidents Updates
California State Parks works closely with the state’s network of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure our parks and their surrounding communities are safe.
Our State Parks Peace Officers respond to all types of emergencies. Information on significant incidents such as, but not limited to wildfires, earthquakes, floods and Public Safety Power Shutoffs, will be posted on this website.
Before leaving home, be sure to check the status of the park unit you want to visit to find out what restrictions and guidelines are in place. We advise the public to recreate responsibly and visit www.parks.ca.gov/COVID19 for the latest visitor guidelines during the pandemic.
Updated: October 26, 2022 (1:24 p.m.)
Below you will find a list of state park units impacted by previous wildfires that remain fully or partially closed. The public is advised to avoid these public outdoor spaces at this time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
CZU August Lightning Complex Fire
San Mateo County
- Butano SP (limited day use)
Santa Cruz County
- Big Basin Redwoods SP - (Media Downloads)
- The park remains partially closed. Portions of the Rancho Del Oso coastal unit are now open daily.
- Learn how State Parks and partners are working to have Big Basin Redwoods State Park re-emerge as one of California’s greatest natural cathedrals, as well as a model for California’s resilient and inclusive parks at ReimaginingBigBasin.org.
- South Yuba River SP (Independence Trail)
LNU Lightning Complex Fire
Placer/El Dorado Counties
- Auburn State Recreation Area: Due to the recent Mosquito Fire, the Western States Trail between Patent Road fuel break and Dardanelles Creek remains closed. Thank you for your understanding.
San Joaquin County
- Caswell Memorial State Park: Campground and day use beach and picnic areas are opened. However, hiking trails within the park remain closed.
This site provides general information concerning an incident within California’s state park system. All of our information comes from park districts and/or divisions and must be approved by the Incident Commander in charge of managing the incident prior to release. Updates to these sites cannot be guaranteed on a set time schedule. Please use the information on these pages only as a reference. The sites are not meant to provide up to the minute information. Please refer to the information phone numbers provided on this site, and website links for additional information, and monitor your local radio stations for emergency broadcasts.