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How national and state parks are handling COVID-19 closures

Mar 30, 2020
Hundreds of parks have closed to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. But many remain open, and some are even waiving entrance fees.
A closed sign is posted in front of a parking lot at China Camp State Park on March 25, 2020 in San Rafael, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all parking lots at state parks and beaches to be closed in an effort to discourage people from visiting.
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Celebrating 100 years of National Parks

Feb 11, 2016
A conversation with famed mountaineer Conrad Anker.
A view of Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley, on September 1, 2015 in Denali National Park, Alaska.
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California outsources state park management

Jun 22, 2012
California will become the first state to let private companies run its parks.

Hollywood chips in to save California state parks

May 7, 2012
This past weekend, Hollywood hosted a fundraiser for the California state parks. It’s not just left-leaning Hollywood altruism. Many directors and studios film for cheap in the parks.

Saving one park at a time

Apr 20, 2012
California is planning to close one quarter of its state parks, but if volunteer Carolyn Schoff has her way, Pio Pico Park won't be one of them.