Alert reader Gus sent this link to a Sacramento Bee story of proposed state parks to be closed. These are the ones in the Bay Area. Places I’ve been to are bold-faced. Here’s the list of the sites that will remain open. Mainly places where revenue covers the costs, and, more disturbingly, almost exclusively devoted to motorized recreation. As long as you’re willing to pony up for the privilege of trashing a state park, you’re in the clear.

Diablo Vista District

Annadel SP

Bale Grist Mill SHP

Benicia Capitol SHP

Benicia SRA

Bothe-Napa Valley SP

Candlestick Point SRA

East Shore SP State Shoreline

Jack London SHP

John Marsh Home SHP

Mount Diablo SP

Petaluma Adobe SHP

Robert Louis Stevenson SP

Sonoma SHP

Sugarloaf Ridge SP

Marin District

Angel Island SP

China Camp SP

Mount Tamalpais SP

Olompali SHP

Samuel P. Taylor SP

Tomales Bay SP

Monterey District

Andrew Molera SP

Carmel River SB

Fort Ord Dunes SP

Fremont Peak SP

Garrapata SP

Hatton Canyon

Henry W. Coe SP

John Little SNR

Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP

Marina SB

Monterey SB

Monterey SHP

Moss Landing SB

Pfeiffer Big Sur SP

Point Lobos Ranch

Point Lobos SNR

Point Sur SHP

Salinas River SB

San Juan Bautista SHP

Zmudowski SB

Santa Cruz District

Año Nuevo SNR

Año Nuevo SP

Bean Hollow SB

Big Basin Redwoods SP

Burleigh H. Murray Ranch

Butano SP

Castle Rock SP

Castro Adobe (Rancho San Andres)

Gray Whale Cove SB

Half Moon Bay SB

Henry Cowell Redwoods SP

Lighthouse Field SB

Manresa SB

Montara SB

Natural Bridges SB

New Brighton SB

Pescadero SB

Point Montara Light Station

Pomponio SB

Portola Redwoods SP

San Gregorio SB

Santa Cruz Mission SHP

Seacliff SB

Sunset SB

The Forest of Nisene Marks SP

Thornton SB

Twin Lakes SB

Wilder Ranch SP

More on the parks closures in the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times.

For now they’re saying the parks will stay open through Labor Day to maximize revenue.

Keep in mind there’s so little to be saved by closing parks — because so little is being spent to begin with — that this is mainly an exercise in political theater to make a point.

Stop in on the California Parks Foundation page and help ‘em raise a little hell.