california-state-parks-logoWhile California state parks no longer face the threat of immediate closings, it has halted accepting camping reservations for March and April at all but 23 state facilities, the department announced on its website.

“We are not resuming camping reservations for March and April until we are able to determine how best to operate within that $14 million (budget) cut,” according to the website posting. “We know it will mean a reduction in service. It is possible, that some parks and some campgrounds could be closed certain days of the week when there are fewer visitors. The seasonal schedule could change or the number of camp sites might be reduced. We ask that you please bear with us as we work through these difficult decisions and figure out how best to live within our means with minimal disruption to our visitors. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Full refunds will be available if future decisions result in cancellation. We appreciate your patience and understanding.”

Twenty-three parks, beaches and recreation areas are excluded, meaning they will take camping reservations during those two spring months. They are:

  • Bolsa Chica SB
  • Big Basin Redwoods SP
  • Big Basin Tent Cabins
  • Carpinteria SB
  • Crystal Cove Beach Cottages
  • Doheny SB
  • El Capitan SB
  • Folsom Lake SRA
  • Lake Oroville SRA
  • Lake Perris SRA
  • McArthur Burney Falls Cabins only
  • Millerton Lake SRA
  • New Brighton SB
  • Oceano Dunes SVRA
  • Pismo SB
  • Refugio SB
  • Silverwood Lake SRA
  • San Clemente SB
  • San Elijo SB
  • San Onofre SB
  • Seacliff SB
  • Silver Strand SB
  • South Carlsbad SB