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California Campgrounds To Reopen, Also In Stanislaus National Forest

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Sonora, CA – With the regional stay-at-home orders lifted for all areas in the state, California State Parks today announced the reopening of campground sites for existing reservation holders.

The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region also reopened its 18 forest, which includes the Stanislaus National Forest. For state parks, officials relay that the department will be using a phased approach to reopen park campground sites for new reservations starting today (Jan. 28). Reservations can be made at least two days in advance prior to arrival at, click here.

As the access to the parks and forest increases, officials note it is critical that Californians continue to recreate responsibly in the outdoors as the pandemic is far from over. They also ask that visitors stay local, wear a face covering, practice physical distancing and avoid gatherings with people outside the immediate household.

Regarding state parks, visitors are advised that not all campground sites are open to the public due to the pandemic, wildfire impacts, and other issues. Day use outdoor areas of park units currently open to the public remain open, group campsites remain closed.