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California State Parks Provides Tips on New Reservation System

ReserveCalifornia™ Goes Live August 1   Sierra Rec Magazine – NewUpdate : August 1, 2017 –  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks is offering the public tips on how to access the Golden State’s new reservation system – ReserveCalifornia™. Starting next Tuesday, August 1, visitors to California’s state parks will have a new platform for booking camping and lodging sites, and tours. Using the new system will be easy to plan adventures within state parks since it is similar to booking hotels, airline tickets, and other comparable services. Supporting state park field operations and enhancing the experience of visitors with...

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The Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road Remain Closed To Vehicles, Bicyclists, and Pedestrians

The Reds Meadow Road Remains Closed No estimated date for opening   Sierra Rec Magazine- National Monument Updates – June 27, 2017 – Forest engineers are assessing storm damage to the Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road and there is no estimated opening date for the road at this time. Crews have only recently been able to get into the Reds Meadow Valley after plowing operations were completed. The Reds Meadow and Devils Postpile Road remain closed to vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians, and work is in progress to make necessary repairs. This road, which accesses prized destinations such as Devils...

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Lake Tahoe Prepares to Open for Summer Recreation ~ Opening Dates Announced

Forest Service announces spring 2017 recreation area opening dates   SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will soon begin opening recreational facilities in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  Weather and snow conditions permitting, Inspiration Point will be the first site to open on April 15, 2017.  The Taylor Creek Visitor Center opens May 19, 2017, and will be staffed weekends only until Memorial Day weekend.  The Tallac Historic Site parking area opens May 1, 2017, and will be staffed beginning Saturday, May 27, 2017. “The Forest Service is aware of the...

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New Reservation System Coming to California State Parks This Summer

New, Faster, Easier To Use Reservation System Is The Goal For California State Parks Reservations SACRAMENTO, Calif. March 17, 2017 – — Starting this August, Californians will make their state parks camping and tour reservations through a new, faster, easier to use reservation system that features more open access to data. ReserveCalifornia will go live for all parks on August 1. A variety of features will be phased in between then and March 1, 2018. Below is a breakdown of the features: Starting August 1, the new reservation system will provide more user-friendly and intuitive web services, including: Additional...

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When We Lose An Iconic National Treasure – Tragic Loss at Calaveras State Park

Heavy Rains Topple Iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree at Calaveras Big Trees State Park You know I often just repost a lot of the public service announcements from the Forest Service or our National parks.   But today I find myself a little mournful of a treasure I will never get to visit. I live only about 2.5 hours from Calaveras State Park. I have written about the trails and the park based on others that have gone before me. I have driven by the park a couple times, on my way to Yosemite National Park (or Back) and yet...

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