State Campgrounds Closed in California Due to Coronavirus


State parks in California closed all of their campgrounds this week to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

The campground closure order affects RV parks, such as the one at Silver Strand. Park and beach areas surrounding the closed campgrounds can remain open according to the Department of Parks and Recreation.

In a news release, state park officials said, "As of today, non-campground outdoor areas of parks, including trails and beaches, remain open. Visitors are reminded to practice social distancing and maintain at least six feet between other visitors and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Restrooms also remain open, and visitors are advised to take soap for hand washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizers when water is not available." 

"State Parks is monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and is committed to following the state’s updated policy on social gatherings to help slow the spread of COVID-19," the department release read.

CLICK HERE for info from California Dept of Parks and Recreation.

(Photo credit CA Dept of Parks and Recreation)