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Parking lots partially reopen at 27 California state parks

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Posted at 10:55 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 01:55:41-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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.

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.