After witnessing a surge in visits the day before, all 280 California State Parks will now be closed to vehicle access, according to a statement.

“On Saturday, many state parks once again experienced visitation surges that made it impossible for the public to implement appropriate social/ physical distancing practices,” a statement said from the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

State parks have already closed all campgrounds, museums and visitor centers, cancelled all events and were closed to vehicular traffic at certain parks and beaches. The department said it would continue to monitor visitations and physical distancing at all state parks to determine whether additional measures would be taken such as fully closing all parks including trails and bathrooms.



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