California is seeing the largest surge in COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. If case rates and hospitalizations continue at their current rate, it will be a few weeks from California reaching ICU capacity.
On December 3, California issued a Regional Stay at Home Order to stop the surge of COVID-19 cases, prevent a strain on the health care system and help protect critical care for patients.
The new order will be implemented regionally once there is less than 15 percent ICU capacity remaining in our designated regions:
- Greater Sacramento: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
State Parks will temporarily close campgrounds and keep day use areas open in regions impacted by the Regional Stay at Home Order triggered by ICU capacity.
The department appreciates your understanding during these challenging times as reservations will need to be canceled.
Whether your specific reservation will be canceled depends on whether the campground you have reserved is located within one of the impacted regions. If the campsite is within an impacted region, your reservation will be canceled possibly with little advance notice due to the critical need to stop the COVID-19 surge. Affected reservation holders will be contacted by ReserveCalifornia via email and provided with a refund. 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. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.
Greater Sacramento area, effective December 11
Below is a list of park units impacted by the campground closures. All campground sites within the park units will be closed in accordance with the Regional Stay at Home Order or local public health orders.
- Grover Hot Springs SP
- Indian Grinding Rock SHP
- Lake Oroville SRA
- Colusa-Sacramento River SRA (operated by City of Colsa)
- Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point SP
- Auburn SRA
- Folsom Lake SRA
- Brannan Island SRA (operated by American Land and Leisure)