Before you head out to your favorite California State Park, there may be a few more things you should look into and consider bringing with you.
Below we have compiled a short packing guide and safe trail–use resources to help you plan your next trip to a California State Park or Beach.
California State Parks – Visit, Packing and Trail Guide
- Bring a personal set of PPE and cleaning supplies.
- Physical activity can quickly make your mask damp so it is a good idea to carry along several extra masks in a sealable container.
- In anticipation of limited facilities or lack of supplies, it is a good idea to pack your own such as: hand sanitizer or spray (at least 60% alcohol content) and disinfecting wipes.
- Pack your own snacks, meals, and water.
- Instead of buying snacks and water on your way, you can save money and reduce waste by packing food and water from home. Reusable containers are a plus!
- Bring a bag to carry your trash with you to a trash bin or back home.
- A dedicated trash bag is handy to have when trash bins are not available. Biodegradable or not, everything you bring in should be carried out. Let’s keep these extraordinary places debris-free.
- Wear face coverings and maintain at least six feet of distance between you and other visitors when possible.
- While all the open space and being outdoors lowers the risk of transmission, it is required to wear a face covering and important for it to cover the nose and mouth when on trails and in common areas when six foot distancing may not be possible.