Fire danger and poor air quality close redwood parks throughout Bay Area region

A wide visitors trail in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Photo by Peter C. Buranzon.
Historic buildings at Big Basin Redwoods State Park were heavily damaged by wildfire on Aug. 19. We haven’t received reports about the condition of the old-growth trees, but we are hopeful that their natural defenses against fire protected them. Photo by Peter C. Buranzon.

Wildfires caused by recent lightning strikes and warm conditions in recent days have forced the closure of a number of redwood parks throughout the Bay Area region. We’re keeping a running list of those closures below.

Updated 9/10, 10 a.m.

Fully Closed:

Andrew Molera SP

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Armstrong Redwoods SNR

Aurelia Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

Austin Creek State Recreation Area

Bear Creek Redwoods

Big Basin Redwoods SP (including Rancho Del Oso)

Butano SP

Byrne-Milliron Forest

Castle Rock SP

Forest of Nisene Marks

Garrapata SP

Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest

Henry Cowell Redwoods SP

Jenner Headlands Preserve

Joaquin Miller Park

Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP

Limekiln SP

Loch Lomond Recreation Area

Los Padres National Forest

Pescadero Creek County Park

Pfeiffer Big Sur SP

Portola Redwoods SP

Purisima Creek Open Space Preserve

Roberts Regional Recreation Area

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Tahoe National Forest

Sierra National Forest

Soquel Demonstration State Forest

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

Wilder Ranch State Park (partial closures)

Yosemite National Park (partial closure: Mariposa Grove)



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