Benbow Lake State Park to be Closed
Other local parks include Fort Humboldt, Grizzly Creek Redwoods, Russian Gulch, Standish-Hickey SRA. According to just released information in the Sacramento Bee, Benbow Lake State Park is just one of 70 state parks being closed this year because of budget cuts.
The department said service reductions will begin over the summer and closures will begin in September. All parks on the list are to be padlocked by July 1, 2012.
Parks officials said they tried to protect the most significant cultural and natural resources, while maintaining the parks that provided the most public access and state revenue. In addition, the department intends to seek partnership agreements with local governments and non-profits in attempt to keep some of the parks open. They said 92 percent of total park attendance will be retained and 94 percent of existing revenues even with the closures.
Here is a map of the State Park System which you can compare with your favorites and with the ones being closed listed in the Bee.
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