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Parking lots partially reopen at 27 state parks, including some Central Coast parks

henry cowell redwoods state park
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP and KION) The parking lots of 27 California state parks have partially reopened weeks after the 280 state parks and beaches closed their parking lots to discourage non-local visitors.

State officials said Tuesday parking lots were partially reopened at Jack London State Historic Park in Sonoma County, Lake Oroville State Recreation Area in Butte County and several state beaches in Orange County, including Huntington, Bolsa Chica and Crystal Cove, among others.

On the Central Coast, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, Wilder Ranch State Park and Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation made the list, according to the CBS affiliate in the Bay Area.

The deputy director of California’s state parks department says even though there is increased access at some parks and beaches, officials are still encouraging people to stay close to home.

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The Associated Press

Avery Johnson

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