The California Department of Parks and Recreation is reopening its campsites after weeks of closures imposed by the stay-at-home orders issued in December meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus as cases surged.

Now that those orders have been lifted and infections are starting to taper off, parks officials said campground sites are being reopened in phases.

Last week, officials said they would be reopening sites to those who held existing reservations first. New reservations opened on Jan. 28, but not all sites are available just yet.

There isn’t any set schedule for when all sites are expected to open, either.

“Since the pandemic continues to be dynamic and fluid, the reopening and/or closure of state park units will be made with little advance notice,” parks officials wrote in a news release.

Day-use sites at open parks are still available. For a list of parks fully closed to the public, check the parks department’s website.

Check out the rest of the list from the Sacramento Bee here.


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