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Popular State Park In Ventura County Hard Hit By Springs Fire

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:01am

The massive Springs Brush Fire hit a popular state park in Ventura County hard, closing campgrounds and trails.

The fire scorched about 12,000 acres of Point Mugu State Park, leaving only about 2,000 acres untouched. The Sycamore Cove and Thornhill Broom Beach campgrounds are closed, with no word on when they will reopen. The service which handles reservations is notifying people that the campgrounds are closed, and that they will receive refunds.

Crews have been busy assessing trails, trying to determine if they have hazards, like falling rocks, so they can determine when they will reopen. The trails on the Newbury Park side of the park are all closed at this time.

Some day use areas on the ocean side of the park were undamaged, and are open for use.

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