ON SCENE REPORT !!

Ramada Grand Opening Celebration at Portola Redwoods State Park, 11/4/17.

(I) Just had a conversation with a USFS LEO and as of today (05/21/20) he told me that cabin owners may access their cabins, but the main road is closed just beyond the grocery store.  I asked him about cabin owners on the south and north side of the lake and he stated that boats are NOT being allowed on the lake (therefore the north shore is not accessible unless they want to hike there from their parked car) but south shore owners may park their cars at the cabin owner parking lot at the end of the main road (but they have to access the parking lot via Rustic Road and not by the main road going by the beach area) and they need their permits as usual.

I was also advised that the USFS will re-evaluate the closure order on June 1.

Also, FYI, Tuolumne County has only had 2 cases of COVID-19 and no deaths (or, so the Mercury News tells me….)

Miles Standish (#184)

NOTE; Miles Standish served as an interpreter and ranger in eight California state parks from 1967 to 2009. His last 29 years were as a ranger at Castle Rock State Park. He has six college degrees and is a member of the California Bar. He presently serves on the board of three non-profit foundations and volunteers his time giving interpretive hikes and talks in California State Parks.