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News Briefs
A section of SoCal Wanderer dedicated to brief updates and short news stories that affect hikers, campers, and other users of California's great outdoors. Send tips to newsdesk@kcet.org.
Dead Body Found in Griffith Park

Dead Body Found in Griffith Park

North Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park Reopens

North Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park Reopens

Cabrillo's 100th Birthday Party, Canceled During Shutdown, Rescheduled

Cabrillo's 100th Birthday Party, Canceled During Shutdown, Rescheduled

McGrath State Beach Campground Closed Indefinitely

McGrath State Beach Campground Closed Indefinitely

Desert Campgrounds Begin to Reopen After Storms, Shutdown

Desert Campgrounds Begin to Reopen After Storms, Shutdown

California's National Parks Reopen, But Before You Go, Look for Alerts

California's National Parks Reopen, But Before You Go, Look for Alerts

Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Reopen During Shutdown

Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Reopen During Shutdown

As Shutdown Continues, National Park Service Director Tries to Boost Morale

As Shutdown Continues, National Park Service Director Tries to Boost Morale

San Diego's National Park Unit Cancels 100th Birthday Party

San Diego's National Park Unit Cancels 100th Birthday Party

Santa Monica Mountains Gates Vandalized, Shutdown Anger Suspected

Santa Monica Mountains Gates Vandalized, Shutdown Anger Suspected

Shutdown Forces California to Close Pyramid Lake

Shutdown Forces California to Close Pyramid Lake

Government Shutdown: Even National Park Websites Went Dark

Government Shutdown: Even National Park Websites Went Dark

Memo: Yosemite Leader Explains Government Shutdown Process

Memo: Yosemite Leader Explains Government Shutdown Process

2 Rescued by Helicopter in Griffith Park Had Gone Off Trail

2 Rescued by Helicopter in Griffith Park Had Gone Off Trail

Portions of Cleveland National Forest Reopen After Wildfire

Portions of Cleveland National Forest Reopen After Wildfire

5,000 Pounds of Marijuana Plants Found in Topanga State Park

5,000 Pounds of Marijuana Plants Found in Topanga State Park

Drama of Aspen Fire Nears End

Drama of Aspen Fire Nears End

More Marijuana Sites Raided in Los Padres National Forest

More Marijuana Sites Raided in Los Padres National Forest

Silver Fire Prompts Black Mountain Closures

Silver Fire Prompts Black Mountain Closures

Aspen Fire Grows to 22,000 Acres, More Campgrounds Reopen

Aspen Fire Grows to 22,000 Acres, More Campgrounds Reopen