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14 campgrounds reopening in Northern California

Anxious to hit the road and camp somewhere other than your own backyard or living room pillow fort?  Campgrounds and cabins are beginning to reopen across Northern California. Here’s a sampling to get you started.

Auburn State Recreation Area: Mineral Bar, Ruck-a-Chucky and Lake Clementine Boat-in Campgrounds are open on a first come-first served basis, with the exception of certain sites that are closed. The park is 20 miles long and spans two forks of the American River. 501 El Dorado St., Auburn. www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=502

AutoCamp Yosemite: Featuring 80 deluxe Airstream trailers, 15 luxury tents and three cabins near Yosemite National

DNR: Michigan state park campgrounds now will open in June

LANSING, MICH. — In response to the continuing coronavirus crisis and Michigan’s updated stay-home executive order, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced new expected opening dates for its campgrounds and harbors.

State park campgrounds, overnight lodging and shelters are now set to open June 22. State forest campgrounds and DNR-operated harbors are set to open June 10. Dispersed camping on approved state-managed lands is not permitted until at least May 15.

Arrangements for refunds and reservation changes, for those whose camping reservations are affected by the date changes, can be made via the DNR’s reservation call center at

Many California campgrounds, national park lodgings closed over new stay-home rules

Campgrounds and lodgings at Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Death Valley and other national parks closed Monday to comply with new California stay-home rules. Also, California state parks in affected areas also closed campgrounds but remain open for day-use. The governor’s stay-at-home order announced Thursday went into effect late Sunday in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley. The new, stricter rules go into effect when areas of the state fall below 15{11d536d4648a1d7992f140edacb2464cafe66c34fb096b602f3cf7b0cd9b26cf} ICU capacity.

Five counties in the Bay Area, which include the cities of San Francisco and Berkeley, also adopted the new order Sunday to address already overcrowded hospitals dealing

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