People are eager to get out of their homes for Memorial Day weekend but may not know where they’re allowed to go.
As Fresno County begins to re-open businesses in the area, parks and recreation spots are starting to do the same.
Here is a break down of different activities that will open up for this weekend:
- Shaver lake is still off-limits Memorial Day Weekend.
- Millerton Lake will now be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m, offer day-use parking, a boat launch, and limited marina access
- Officials with Fresno County Parks say all twelve parks will be open but will only allow up to 50% capacity.
- The Parks Department says people can expect lines to get in and may have to wait.
- Balch Park is reopening on Friday but overnight camping is still not allowed.
- People can still hike and fish but people are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer and water to drink.
- Spring hours will last until May 31: Monday through Friday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday (8 a.m. – 7 p.m.). Summer hours begin June 1, with day-use being 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
- Local resident access to Mcclure and Mcswain lakes has expanded to Turlock, Denair, Hughson, Hickman, Waterford, and Oakdale.
- Local residents are considered to be the following:
- Those from Mariposa County.
- Those within 10 miles of the lakes as well as residents around Coulterville and La Grange.
- Those from the Eastern Merced County communities of Snelling, Planada, Le Grand, Merced, Atwater, Winton, Cressey, Ballico and Livingston.
- People can also get their boats out on the water.
- Anyone with an RV, motorhome, or trailer that has self-contained restrooms can camp but tent camping is not allowed.
- Bagby and Horseshoe Bend Recreation areas are back open.
- UPDATE: In Los Banos, the San Luis Reservoir park is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. with day-use parking and boat launches.
- Dine-in restaurants, retail stores, and outdoor museums could open up as early as Friday.
- The Madera Drive-In will start playing movies; people can buy tickets before the show by calling (559) 673-5381
A full list of state parks and when they will reopen can be found here.