SACRAMENTO – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will close its camping and day-use recreational sites across its service area, “until at least May,” at which time the utility will “reassess the closure plan,” according to a PG&E press release issued Wednesday.
“PG&E is committed to providing safe and reliable energy and ensuring business continuity in these challenging times. For the safety of the public and staff, PG&E has temporarily closed its 38 campgrounds and day use sites, and reduced maintenance associated with the specific risks of restroom cleaning and trash collection,” the release stated.
From the Pit River country in the Cascade Range to the King’s River region in the southern Sierra Nevada, PG&E’s recreational facilities have been available for public use for many decades. These sites feature PG&E campgrounds and picnic areas. Most of the lakes also offer fishing, swimming and boating.
“The window to make camping reservations usually opens in April, but it has now been pushed to May, with the potential to be pushed out further,” the release said. “The PG&E camping season is generally Memorial Day through Labor Day. At present, the opening date for campgrounds is set for June 15.”
For updates and information about PG&E facilities, please visit www.pge.com/recreation.