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Cultural Preserves in California State Parks

Cultural Preserves (CP) are an internal unit classification within state park units. Cultural preserves consist of distinct nonmarine areas of outstanding cultural interest established within the boundaries of other state park system units for the purpose of protecting such features as sites, buildings, or zones which represent significant places or events in the flow of human experience in California. The twenty (20) Cultural Preserves in California State Parks are highlighted below.

Names:           Angelina Spring, Coyote Canyon, Culp Valley, Hawi-Vallecito, 
                         Little Blair Valley, Piedras Grandes and Southern Overland Trail

Location:         Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Designated:    2010  Learn More About Anza-Borrego Desert Cultural Preserves

Name:             Pa-Nu   
Location:        San Simeon State Beach
Designated:   1990

Name:             Civilian Conservation Corps 
Location:        Mount Diablo SP  
Designated:   1989  Learn More About The CCC Cultural Preserve

Name:             Ohlone Coastal     
Location:        Carmel River State Beach
Designated:    1987

Name:              Barrel Springs
Location:        Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area
Designated:    1983

Name:              Tataviam   
Location:         Hungry Valley State Vehicle Recreation Area
Designated:     1983

Name:              Gorman   
Location:         Hungry Valley State Vehicle Recreation Area
Designated:     1983

Name:              Freeman Canyon
Location:         Hungry Valley State Vehicle Recreation Area
Designated:     1983

Name:               Pilcha  
Location:          Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Designated:      1982

Name:              Kumeyaay Soapstone  
Location:         Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Designated:     1982

Name:              Cuish-Cuish   
Location:         Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Designated:     1982

Name:             Ah-Ha-Kwe-Ah-Mac/Stonewall
Location:        Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
Designated:    1982

Name:             Kechaye     
Location:        Millerton Lake State Recreation Area
Designated:    1981

Name:              Wilder Dairy
Location:         Wilder Ranch State Park
Designated:     1980