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Due to budget woes in the state of CA here is a link to a list of all the closed state parks in the state co CA. From what I read it means that all support facilities are closed such as camping and campgrounds, trash removal, toilets and or showers, trash removel and any other thing that is required and supprted by state funds in the listed state parks. All other state parks are open and running as they should at this time. I have not seen nor read anywhere if in fact the affected state parks are closed to hiking or just spending time there. Please remember that this does not affect National Parks and or National Forest. It seems the Fed is immune from running in the Red while States are not. With that being said there is a mix of state and federal taxes that are used in regards to the management of some lands that are state owned but receive federal funds as well as some BLM lands.
There is much to be read regarding this if you Google "State park closures CA"
This might be the time to head to CA as when people read the headlines many start to think that everything is shut down and my guess is that during this time of the off season there will be much solicitude to be had in CA in state parks. I'm currently planning a trip down the coast to the Redwoods with Mogh and my cat. My cat, "The Sweetness", has not been on a trip since the great motorcycle trip he took with me 6 years ago from OH to San Fran and up the coast thru the Redwoods and then home.