California State Parks Encourages Visitors to Recreate Responsibly this Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Family enjoying the beach at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Photo from Parks California.

Labor Day weekend unofficially marks the end of the summer, but for many outdoor enthusiasts it is another opportunity to enjoy a long weekend in the outdoors. Whether visitors plan on enjoying the outdoors in boats, bikes, horses, off-highway vehicles or surfing, camping, exploring the lakes or mountains, or simply enjoying time with friends and family, it is important to plan ahead and learn about the parks they are visiting, especially with the current wildfire and drought conditions.

Below are some resources to help you recreate responsibly and enjoy the outdoors this Labor Day holiday weekend (Sept. 3-6):

Recreate Responsibly: Whether you are an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a new one, we look forward to seeing you but ask that you recreate responsibly. Before heading out, become familiar with our visitor guidelines and safety tips. Visit our COVID-19 Resource Center for more information.

Some state parks are fully or partially closed due to the current wildfires.

Park Closures: Due to the ongoing wildfires affecting parts of the state, some state parks are being impacted and are either fully or partially closed. To view a list of impacted parks, visit our Incidents webpage at parks.ca.gov/Incidents.

Download the California State Park Mobile App.

California State Parks New Mobile App: Pack all 280 state parks in your pocket with our new mobile app. The app provides visitors with real-time updates about on-the-ground conditions and access to a library of park and trail information, including directions to parks, interactive maps, visitor guidelines, park brochures, points of interest, events and more. Once downloaded, it allows access to most content even while you’re in remote locations without cell service or Wi-Fi. Download the app here.

The BoatCA app has many tips for boaters.

Boating Tips: State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways wants to remind recreational boaters that drought conditions may reduce water levels, but not the dangers. When on waterways, boaters are reminded to recreate responsibly by adjusting their activities to the drought conditions as areas that were easily previously accessible may now be different and unfamiliar. More boating tips here.

May you have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday weekend.

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