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Popular State Beach Campground In Ventura County Closed Due To Flooding

Flooding in a river estuary forced the closure of a popular campground at a state beach on the South Coast. The California State Parks Department closed the McGrath State Beach campground yesterday. Water backing up in the Santa Clara River Estuary led to the flooding.

It’s a periodic problem at the campground, which only reopened May 1st after the last round of flooding. Parks officials say the campground will remain closed until the water recedes, cleanup is conducted, and repairs are made.

The state beach is in Ventura County, about five miles south of Ventura.

While the campground is closed, the beach remains open to the public.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.