The California State Parks has reopened Point Mugu after recovering from the wildfire that burned more than 12,000 acres of land within the park. Park officials ask the public to take steps to help the nature heal from the Springs Fire.
“We’re putting our trust in the public to enjoy the park responsibly and to stay on authorized marked and mapped trails and respect the closures,” said Craig Sap, district superintendent for the Angeles District of California State Parks. “We’ll be monitoring the situation closely and if we find that the visitors are creating negative impacts on these very sensitive resources, we’ll have to look at closing the backcountry trails and fire roads until it’s not quite so fragile.”
The majority of Point Mugu State park’s trails and facilities such as Sycamore Canyon and La Jolla campgrounds are being reopened. The trails are undergoing repair for the next couple weeks, but have updated signage on trail status and condition at each trailhead.
Point Mugu State Park is located on the western end of the Santa Monica Mountains and accounts for five miles of ocean shoreline and more than 70 miles of trails. Trail users should follow temporary rules and not wander off trails to ensure the full recovery of the plant and animal wildlife. Until further notice the park will close daily from sunset to sunrise.