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To Help Keep the Public Safe, PG&E Closes Recreational Facilities Across Service Area to Ensure Social Distancing During COVID-19 Pandemic

Reservation Bookings Will Be Delayed until at least June, Campgrounds Closed until June 29

Release Date: April 08, 2020
Contact: PG&E External Communications (415) 973-5930

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — After careful consideration surrounding the dynamic situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep its employees, public and communities safe, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has made the decision to close its camping and day use recreational sites across its service area, until at least June, at which time it will reassess the closure plan.

PG&E is committed to providing safe and reliable energy and ensuring business continuity in these challenging times. For the safety of the public and staff, PG&E has temporarily closed its 38 campgrounds and day use sites, and reduced maintenance associated with the specific risks of restroom cleaning and trash collection.

From the Pit River country in the Cascade Range to the King's River region in the southern Sierra Nevada, PG&E's recreational facilities have been available for the public to enjoy for many decades. Locations such as Lake Almanor, Lake Spaulding and Lake Britton are engineered to create clean energy through a large hydroelectric system. These sites feature PG&E campgrounds and picnic areas. Most of the lakes also offer fishing, swimming and boating.

The window to make camping reservations usually opens in April, but it has now been pushed to June, with the potential to be pushed out further. The PG&E camping season is generally Memorial Day through Labor Day. At present, the opening date for campgrounds is set for June 29.

For updates and information about PG&E facilities, please visit www.pge.com/recreation.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 23,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.

 

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