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camping and tour reservation information - CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

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UPDATE (June 10, 2020):
State Parks thanks visitors for their partnership as we collectively enable responsible recreation that protects the health of visitors and the dedicated parks staff.

Below you will find the latest update on reservations for California’s State Park System:

  • Few Campgrounds Reopened: At this time, State Parks has reopened campground sites at 29 park units with limited capacity and with new camping guidelines. The department is collaborating with local officials on a phased and regionally driven approach to increase access at park units where compliance with local and public health orders can be achieved. Click here to learn more on how you can responsibly camp in California’s State Park System during COVID-19 and which campgrounds are available.

  • Majority of Campgrounds Remain Closed: Most campgrounds across the State Park System remain temporarily closed until further notice to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All reservation holders affected by the continued closures will receive a notification from ReserveCalifornia of their cancellation via email and automatic refunds will be provided.

  • Reservations: Our goal is to reopen as many of the state parks campsites across the state as allowed under state and local public health orders. Reservations are only canceled when necessary to comply with these orders.

Whether your specific reservation will be cancelled depends on whether the campground you have reserved is being open at full capacity by the time of your reservation. If this campground is being opened at full capacity by the date of your reservation, then it is anticipated that reservation will hold. If the campground is not being reopened at full capacity by that date, your reservation may be cancelled. Keep in mind, park openings are a dynamic situation across the state so cancellations remain a possibility in all locations.

Should reservations need to be canceled, affected reservation holders will be contacted by ReserveCalifornia via email and provided with a refund. Cancellation fees are waived. Reservation cancellations and refunds will be automatic. As such, visitors do not need to take any action. However, please note that due to the volume of visitors affected, the refund process may take some time.

  • Guided Tours and Museums: All guided tours at parks and museums (including at Hearst Castle) remain suspended until further notice

  • Junior Lifeguard Programs: The 2020 Junior Lifeguard Program has been cancelled as the state continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Participants that have signed up for the program are being notified and refunds will be provided automatically.

For Frequently Asked Questions about camping and reservations, please see Parks’ COVID19 Resource Page at www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve. For questions on reservations, please call ReserveCalifornia’s Customer Service line at (800) 444-7275. Hours of operation: 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PDT.