ASRA Re-opens Most Staging Areas

Posted Friday, May 15, 2020 11:05am

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From: Mike Howard <>
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:29 PM

We will be reopening several parking and vehicle access areas in ASRA starting tomorrow as part of the Governor’s Stage II Roadmap.

The following areas will be reopened during this phase:

El Dorado County:

  • Cherokee Bar (off Sliger Mine Road)
  • Cool Staging Area

Placer County

  • China Bar
  • Auburn Staging Area [Overlook]
  • Murphy’s Gate on Highway 49 (we will retrieve the Caltrans signs/cones and store them at our office)
  • Mammoth Bar OHV Area
  • The Driver’s Flat Staging Area
  • The Auburn Sector Office will reopen on Monday


The following areas will remain on a soft closure status (area open to entry- parking closed) and will be evaluated for reopening regularly:

  • Highway 49 roadside parking from the Auburn Sector Office to above the passing lane on the El Dorado County side
  • Old Foresthill Road roadside parking from the highway 49 bridge to Mammoth Bar
  • The Quarry Parking Lot
  • Upper and Lower Lake Clementine
  • Robie Point

State Park Campgrounds, special events and tours throughout the state will remain closed at this time.  Folsom State Recreation Area will be opening Granite Bay, Negro Bar, Beals Point, Brown’s Ravine and Nimbus Flat tomorrow.

Mike Howard
Sector Superintendent Auburn State Recreation Area
501 El Dorado St.
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 823-4141