Due to the Rices Fire suppression and rehabilitation efforts and resources dedicated to the emergency response, the following areas are closed for the safety of the public, until further notice:

1. South Yuba River State Park: Bridgeport Covered Bridge and Visitor Center, and day use areas and park lands in the vicinity of the Bridgeport Covered Bridge and Visitor Center.

The District Superintendent, or his/her designee, may grant exemptions to this order as determined to be necessary for the proper administration of the park, and to protect the safety and welfare of its visitors, employees and resources. All exemptions, except for emergency personnel, must be obtained in writing. Requests for exemptions may be made by contacting the District Superintendent, Sierra District, 7360 West Lake Blvd., Tahoma, California 96142.

Nothing herein shall be construed in derogation of other provisions of law, existing contracts or property rights previously granted.

This Order has been posted pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 4301 (i).