Some SoCal parks & campsites opening for Memorial Day

Memorial Day usually kicks off the feeling of summer - it's when we start anticipating the warm days ahead. This year, it's hard to know what we should expect in the months ahead. The good news is that some campsites and parks are opening in time for the coming weekend.

Each county has it's own rules regarding the speed and 'degree' of opening that's allowed. Here's what you can anticipate from today:

City of San Diego Campsites:

These are open at 50% capacity and require that only family units camp on each site. Social distancing rules apply. The following are open for camping:

  • Agua Caliente county Park

  • Dos Picos County Park

  • Guajome Regional Park

  • Lake Morena County Park

  • Oakoasis County Park

  • Potrero County Park

  • Sweetwater Summit County Park

  • Vallecito County Park

  • William Heise County Park

Other campsites that are open in SoCal for Memorial Weekend:

  • Crab Flats, Lake Arrowhead

  • Dogwood, Lake Arrowhead

  • Green Valley, Arrowbear Lake

  • Hanna Flat, Big Bear Lake

  • Heart Bar, Angelus Oaks

  • North Shore, Lake Arrowhead

  • San Gorgonio, San Bernardino

  • Serrano, Big Bear Lake

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree is the only national park in California that has opened up its campgrounds, but only the individual campgrounds - the group ones are not yet open. Back-country camping is allowed.

Mt. Baldy Ski Resort, Angeles National Forest

Hikers will be able to take the ski lifts to the Top of the Notch restaurant (take out only). Tickets cost $30 round trip.

Snow Valley Mountain Resort (near Big Bear)

Chair lifts are open to hikers and mountain bikers Saturday through Monday, but bike rentals or food services will be closed. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance.

Seasonal campgrounds run by the Forest Service in the Idyllwild and San Jacinto area remain closed, though the local trails are open.

Prepared Trip Plans with open sites, remote routes and unspoiled locations:

At Funki Adventures, we have been mapping out the best locations and routes that are open and will be making these available as an option for any customers renting a camping equipped Jeep. Feel free to reach out and ask for more info.

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