SoCal State Parks Affected by Fires

October 25, 2007
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California State Park facilities and campgrounds from Orange County to the Mexican
border are assisting evacuated residents from the Southern California fires, or they are
closed because of the fire danger. As such, State Parks has immediately canceled all
reservations at a number of parks through October 31, and it has closed other parks. A link
to those parks can be found at the end of this California State Parks news release.

       When the mandatory evacuation process began in
Southern California, tens of thousands of people were forced from their homes. Large
numbers of those individuals sought refuge at State Park campgrounds and other facilities.
In this time of crisis, they are being welcomed in and are being assisted by State Parks’
personnel. In canceling the reservations to accommodate the evacuees, State Parks is asking
those who had reservations over the next 10 days to please understand the serious nature of
the situation and accept the cancellation of their reservations on behalf of those in great
need of assistance. ReserveAmerica is offering full refunds. “By all accounts, the fires
that are affecting Southern California are having a devastating impact,” said State Parks’
Director Ruth Coleman.  ”We at State Parks will work with the Governor’s Office of
Emergency Services and other agencies to assist in this time of crisis.” While State Parks
is working to assist displaced persons, the department encourages people to seek out the
established emergency services and facilities that are designed to more thoroughly support
their needs. To assist with that effort, State Parks will be working with emergency
agencies at all levels to provide a listing of services and locations where people can be
better served with food, clothing, shelter and other more permanent needs.  
State Parks Assisting Evacuees: Imperial County

  • Ocotillo Wells SVRA Orange County
  • Doheny State Beach
  • San Clemente State Beach
  • San Onofre State Beach at the San Mateo Campground Riverside
    County
  • Lake Perris San Diego County
  • South Carlsbad State Beach
  • San Elijo State Beach
  • Silver Strand State Beach
  • Anza Borrego Desert State Park at the Palm Canyon Campground For a list of state
    parks closed in Southern California, go to: href="http://parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24787" target="_blank">parks.ca.gov
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