McGrath State Beach campground recently reopened after nearly three years of being closed because of flooding. 40 of the old 150 sites were opened. Normally the berm that allows the water to drain to the ocean breaks on its own during the rainy season. During a drought it does not break on its own and it is illegal to manually break it resulting in the flooding.
After the flooding dried out in spring, California State Parks crews and volunteers went to work cleaning the campground. Campsites cost $35 a night and each has a picnic table and a fire pit. No hookups are provide but the restrooms and showers are open.
Photos by Murray Robertson