COVID-19 Update
Here is the latest information on the response to protect public health and the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff from COVID-19.

Visitor Guidelines

California State Parks operates in compliance with state and local public health ordinances. It is important for visitors to continue to practice physical distancing and avoid congregating with people outside their immediate household. Everyone is responsible to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Recreate Responsibly
Protect yourself, family, friends and your community by following these prevention measures:

  • Know Before You Go – Prior to leaving home, check the status of the park unit you want to visit to find out what restrictions and guidelines are in place. Have a backup plan in case your destination is crowded and stay home if you are sick.
  • Plan Ahead – Some restrooms will be temporarily closed to keep up with cleaning schedules. Bring soap/hand sanitizer.
  • Play It Safe – Find out what precautions you should take when exploring the outdoors, especially if this is your first time visiting the State Park System. Learn more at
  • Be COVID-19 Safe – State Parks continues to follow guidance from local and state public officials as COVID-19 is still present and still deadly.  Read the latest COVID-19 guidance at
  • Leave No Trace – Leave areas better than how you found them by staying on designated trails and packing out all trash. Do not disturb wildlife or plants.

Thank you

Lastly, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your patience, trust and continued support. We’d also like to thank our volunteers and staff for their commitment and dedication as public servants through these challenging circumstances. Get updates from California State Parks here.