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Point Mugu State Park to reopen Friday following Springs Fire devastation (photos)

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Point Mugu State Park will reopen after a number of nearby wildfires including the Springs Fire that burned through the canyons of the western Santa Monica Mountains all the way down to the Pacific Ocean.

Areas of the park have been off-limits since the massive wildfire earlier this month, but will be reopening in time for Memorial Day weekend.

According to the California parks website, some trails will remain closed for repairs, but camping, day-use areas and the backcountry will reopen Friday, according to Parks district Superintendent Craig Sap. 

Point Mugu State Park areas to reopen:

Current Status for Point Mugu SP:

  • Sycamore Campground- Reopening May 24th
  • Back Country area- Reopening May 24th (with some trails closed for additional repairs) 
  • Mugu Beach-Open
  • Chumash Trail Head Parking- Reopening May 24th
  • Thornhill Broome Campground-Open
  • Sycamore Cove Day-Use-Open  
  • La Jolla Group Camp- Reopening May 24th  
  • La Jolla Day-Use- Reopening May 24th

Where exactly is Point Mugu State Park?

Point Mugu State Park, located in the Santa Monica Mountains, features five miles of ocean shoreline, with rocky bluffs, sandy beaches, sand dunes, rugged hills and uplands, two major river canyons and wide grassy valleys dotted with sycamores, oaks and a few native walnuts. There are more than 70 miles of hiking trails. The beach also features swimming, body surfing and surf fishing. The park includes the jagged pinnacles of the Boney Mountains State Wilderness Area.

The beach is 15 miles south of Oxnard on Highway One. 
9000 W. Pacific Coast Highway, 
Malibu, CA 90265

Portions of the park were reduced to ashes and dirt during the fire. We've collected a few of the images to surface on social media during and after the flames struck: 

YOUR PHOTOS: After the fire