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Campgrounds to reopen at 28 California state parks

Nearly three months after California closed campgrounds at all of its state parks due to the coronavirus, campsites at 28 state parks are scheduled to reopen Friday and have begun taking reservations.

Most are in Southern California, along beaches from Santa Barbara to San Diego County, although several are around the Lake Tahoe Area and two are in the Greater Bay Area — Little Basin, a former Hewlett-Packard retreat center near Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz County, and Half Moon Bay State Beach on the San Mateo County Coast.

“We’re pleased that state parks will begin to

Which California Campgrounds Are Open This Summer?: LAist

Marta Jerebets, left, and Arthur Pettit pitch their tent on a campground at Joshua Tree National Park in California, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Let’s be real. Summer 2020 doesn’t exactly set the stage for the vacation of your dreams…

But we’re lucky. California has some of the best campgrounds in the country, with pretty much every variety of terrain you can think of, from redwood forests to desert lakes.

If you’re looking for a mental health break or some (more) alone time in a place other than your own home, camping might be one of the safest

Hotels and airlines are suffering in the outbreak, but many RV parks and campgrounds are busy

As shutdowns, cutbacks and other coronavirus-related troubles led legions of Americans to stay away from hotels and airports, numbers increased at many public and private California campgrounds, their operators said.

“We’ve actually had record bookings the last couple of days,” said Nick Devane, founder and chief executive of Texino, a company that rents and customizes camping vans. The company, based in the L.A. neighborhood of Silver Lake, opened in late 2018.

“I think people want to avoid airports and they want to get away from cities, and camping is a way to do both,” Devane said.

The California State