Ocotillo Wells SVRA Limited opening

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Ocotillo Wells SVRA Limited opening

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EFFECTIVE (September 4, 2020) - Thank you for your patience and continued support of California State Parks as we work to limit your risk for exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. The park is open for vehicular recreation with restrictions.
As a reminder, Californians are encouraged to avoid road trips and stay close to home, maintain physical distancing, wear a face covering when a physical distance of six feet from others who are not from the immediate household members cannot be maintained, and avoid congregating. Everyone has the responsibility to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
Here are some additional guidelines for locals visiting Ocotillo Wells SVRA:
What is open now?
Trails, routes and open spaces are now open for off-highway vehicle recreation.
Limited restrooms and shower facilities are available.
Picnic tables and shade ramadas.
The Harold Soens Youth Track and 4x4 Training Area.
What is currently closed?
Camping is not allowed at this time.
Group camping and day use areas including the Main Street Event Facility and the Discovery Center Day-use Areas are closed.
The park’s Discovery Center and Amphitheater.
Some restrooms and shower buildings are not available.
Special events, concessions and tours continue to be canceled until further notice.
Are there any new visitor guidelines?
Yes, please see below:
Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park to allow for the required physical distance.
Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash. Restrooms will be temporarily closed in order to keep up with cleaning schedules.
Stay Covered: The state now requires you to wear a face covering in most indoor settings and public outdoor spaces when you cannot maintain physical distancing of six feet or more from people outside of your immediate household. For details, please visit CDPH’s guidance here. Visitors should also abide by their local county health orders.
Statewide, California State Parks continues to work with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved. Even though the department has increased access across the State Park System, the need for Californians to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the outdoors remains critical.
For information on statewide current closures and available services, please visit parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

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