Most parks have remained open in some way or the other. Some Sonoma Coast State areas are closed – and it doesn’t look good for re-opening.
For list of the 70 State Parks on the hit list to close go to calparks.org
Bill passes CA Senate to try and keep more parks open and how the decisions about parks are made.
Sugarloaf Sate Park reopens. Regional Parks is leading an effort to save Sugarloaf and Annadel.
Jack London Park will fall to the Valley of the Moon Natural History Association to run for the next five years. It’s been saved!
Good news – perhaps. The State has decided to let non-profits run some of the parks. Hopefully, that will not be concessionaires – and that there is enough money to gain from running the parks. I think the state should be responsible for these parks, but when you don’t want to tax the rich, we all have to pick up the slack.
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, Jug Handle State Natural Reserve and Palomar Mountain State Park will stay open under contracts with organizations to manage.
Some State parks are closing again, from Dec 1 to Jul 1. The close list seems to be flexible, but expect similar closing to last year – Russian Gulch, Vista Trail, Goat Rock South, Campbell Cove. Weekends only at Fort Ross. Camping already closed for season at Pomo Canyon and Willow Creek. Bodega Dunes camping closed, but Wright Beach to be open.
Here is the link to the North Coast Region of the State Parks
Here is a link to a group, the California State Parks Foundation trying to save State Parks
Here is a link to Sonoma County Regional Parks