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California State Parks Lifeguard and Aquatic Safety Programs

Angeles District   
Santa Monica Sector Coastal Lifeguard Program
9000 West Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu,  CA  90265 
Sector Office:  (310) 457-8140        
Lifeguard Office:  (310) 457-2585
Junior Lifeguard Program:  (310) 457 – 5775
Description of Service:  Permanent and seasonal 
     lifeguards provide aquatic safety along 
     Leo Carillo State Beach and Point Magu S.B. 
     Seasonal towers and a Junior Lifeguard
     Program operate during summer months.

Channel Coast District  
Santa Barbara Sector Coastal Lifeguard Program
10 Refugio Beach Road
Goleta,  CA  93117 
Lifeguard Headquarters:  (805) 968 - 3834  
Junior Lifeguard Program:  (805) 968 - 1760
Description of Service:  Roving lifeguard vehicle patrol is 
     provided by a permanent lifeguard and seasonal 
     staff to El Capitan State Beach, Gaviota State Park,
     and Refugio State Beach.  Seasonal towers are
     open during summer months and a Junior Lifeguard
     Program operates out of Refugio State Beach.

Lifeguards rescue a hapless dog that was trapped in a cove near Gaviota State Beach.
Lifeguards rescue a hapless dog that was trapped in a cove near Gaviota SB.

Ventura Sector Coastal Lifeguard Program 
901 San Pedro Street
Ventura,  CA  93001
Lifeguard Headquarters:  (805) 648-3321
Junior Lifeguard Program:  (805) 643 – 5003
Description of Service:  Lifeguard vehicle patrol and seasonal 
     Lifeguard towers (open during the summer months) 
     provide for aquatic safety along the coastline of 
     McGrath S.B., Ventura S.B. and pier, and to Harbor 
     Cove Beach (under contract).  The popular Ventura 
     State Junior Lifeguard Program operates during the 
     summer months.  Call for information on tower locates and schedules.


Central Valley District 
San Joaquin Sector, Lake Millerton SRA  
5390 Millerton Road
Friant, CA  93626
Business Information:  (559) 822-2332
Description of Service:  A permanent lifeguard and ranger
     staff provide vessel patrol of Lake Millerton.  Seasonal
     towers are open at primary swim beaches during busy
     summer weekends.  Call for tower locations and schedules.

Four Rivers Sector, San Luis Reservoir SRA 
31426 Gonzaga Road
Gustine, CA  95322
(209) 826-1197
Description of Service:  A permanent lifeguard Ranger
     staff provide vessel patrol for the San Luis  Reservoir
     and O’Neil Forebay.  Seasonal towers open primarily
     on weekends and busy holidays at the swim beaches
     along the O’Neil Forebay. Call for tower locations and schedules.

Lifeguard being "hot dropped" to a rescue on San Luis Reservoir.
Lifeguard being "hot dropped" to a rescue on San Luis Reservoir.

Gold Fields District   
Delta Sector, Brannen Island
17645 Highway 160
Rio Vista, CA  94571    
Business Information:  (916) 777-7701 
Description of Service:  A seasonal lifeguard tower that
     opens up to 5-days/week during summer months
     between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Folsom (Lake) Sector
7806 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, CA  95630 
Business Information: (916) 988-0205
Junior Lifeguard Program:  (916) 988 – 0205
Description of Service:  2 permanent lifeguards and
     Ranger staff provide vessel patrol and response
     on Folsom Lake.  Seasonal towers located  at the
     beaches along Granite Bay and Beals Point are
     opened during busy summer weekends.  Call for
     tower locations and schedules.  The Folsom Lake
     Junior Lifeguard Program provides aquatic safety
     education during the summer.

Inland Empire District  
Perris (Lake) Sector 
Business Information:  (951) 657-0676         
Lifeguard Program:  (951) 940-5645 
Junior Lifeguard Program:  (951) 940 – 5652
Description of Service:  Permanent Lifeguards and Ranger
     staff provide vessel patrol and response on Perris Lake. 
     Seasonal towers located the swim beaches and are open
     during busy summer months.  Call for tower locations and
     schedules.  The Perris Lake Junior Lifeguard Program
     provides aquatic safety education during the summer.

Silverwood (Lake) Sector
Business Information:  (760) 389-2281   
14651 Cedar Circle
Hesperia, CA  92345
Description of Service:  Vessel patrol of Silverwood Lake by 
     State Park Rangers.  Seasonal lifeguard towers opened
     during summer months at designated swim beaches. 
     Call for tower locations and schedules.

Monterey District
Monterey Sector Coastal Lifeguard Program
2211 Garden Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Business Information: (831) 649-2836
Junior Lifeguard Program: (831) 649-7144
Description of Service: Vehicle patrol and response by 4 permanent lifeguards 
     covering beaches primarily from Point Lobos State Reserve to Moss 
     Landing State Beach. A single seasonal lifeguard tower located at
     Monterey State Beach is opened during the summer. The ever popular
     Monterey State Junior Lifeguard Program operates two sessions during
     summer months.

North Bay District
Russian River Sector Coastal Lifeguard Program
P.O. Box 123
Duncans Mills, CA 95430
Business Information: (707) 865-2391
Dive Information Line: (707) 847-3222
Description of Service: Roving vehicle patrol by 2 permanent lifeguards
     and seasonal staff along this rugged, beautiful coastline. Typified by
     rocky cliffs, cold waters, and large surf, aquatic recreation is limited
     to experienced surfers and divers. Swimming along this coast is not
     recommended.

Beautiful coastline, but rough conditions and dangerous access along California’s north coast.
Beautiful coastline, but rough conditions and dangerous access
along California’s north coast.

Northern Buttes District  
Lake Oroville Sector
400 Glen Drive
Oroville, CA  95966 
Business Information:  (530)538-2200
Description of Service: 
     Vessel patrol of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area by State Park Rangers.

Oceano Dunes District 
Oceano Dunes SVRA, Pismo State Beach
928 Pacific Blvd.
Oceano, CA  93445 
Business Information:  (805) 473-7220 
Description of Service: Roving vehicle patrol and
     emergency response is provided by State
     Park Rangers and Seasonal Lifeguards (summer months only)
     along the Ocean Dunes SVRA and Pismo State Beach.

Orange Coast District  
Crystal Cove Sector
Crystal Cove State Park 
8471 Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
Business Information:  (949) 497-1582
        
North Sector
Huntington State Beach
21601 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA  92646
Business Information:  (714) 536-1454
Junior Lifeguard Program:  (714) 536 – 4877

Bolsa Chica State Beach: (714) 377-5691
17851 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648         

South Sector  
Doheny State Beach, San Clemente SB, San Onofre SB
Main Office Address:  3030 Avenida del Presidente
                                    San Clemente, CA  92672
Business Information:  (949) 492-0802
Junior Lifeguard Program:  (949) 361 – 2969

Description of Service for Orange Coast District:
Extensive lifeguard service is provided along these popular beaches located in Orange County.  Permanent lifeguards patrol the State operated beaches and parks year-round.  During busy holidays and through the summer months numerous seasonal towers and patrols augment the lifeguard service.  Call for tower locations and schedules.

Junior Lifeguard Programs provide aquatic safety education at San Clemente and Huntington State Beaches.

San Diego District
North Sector
Cardiff State Beach, Carlsbad & South Carlsbad SB, San Elijo SB, Torrey Pines SB
Main Office Address: 2680 Carlsbad Blvd.
                                   Carlsbad, CA 92008
Business Information: (760) 720-7001
Junior Lifeguard Program: (760) 720 – 7019
Description of Service: With the combination of permanent and seasonal
     lifeguards, year-round service is provided on these popular beaches.
     Vehicle patrol by lifeguards is augmented by seasonal towers during
     busy holidays and summer  months along this busy coastline. Call to
     check on tower locations and schedules. The popular Carlsbad State
     Junior Lifeguard Program provides aquatic safety education and
     fitness for the youth in the area.

South Sector
Silver Strand State Beach
5000 Highway 75
Coronado, CA 92118
Lifeguard Headquarters: (619) 435-0126
Junior Lifeguard Program: (619) 424 – 3632
Description of Service: 2 permanent lifeguards, assisted by a seasonal
     lifeguard staff during the busy summer months provide aquatic safety
     service to this popular stretch of Coronado Island. Remember to shuffle
     your feet as you enter the water along these beaches due to the
     numerous sting-rays. A Junior Lifeguard Program provides aquatic
     safety education and fitness training to the youth in the area.

Santa Cruz District    
Pajaro Coast Sector Lifeguard Headquarters
665 14th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA  95062
Business Information:  (831) 427-4868
Junior Lifeguard Program: (831) 476-4992
Description of Service:  Roving vehicle patrol and response by 3 permanent
     lifeguards and ranger staff of the State Park operated beaches
     and parks in Santa Cruz County. Seasonal lifeguard towers located
     at Natural Bridges State Park, Twin Lakes, Seacliff, Manresa, and
     Sunset State Beaches are opened primarily during summer months. 
     For hours of tower operation call (831) 427-4868.  3 Junior Lifeguard
     Programs operate from June – August at Twin Lakes, Seacliff, and
     Manresa State Beaches.

Lifeguard at Twin Lakes SB swims out for a victim struggling in a rip current.
Lifeguard at Twin Lakes SB swims out for a victim struggling in a rip current.

San Mateo Sector
95 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay,  CA  94019
Business Information:  (650) 726-8819
Junior Lifeguard Program:  (650) 726 – 8806 
Description of Service: Roving vehicle patrol by 2 permanent lifeguards
     and ranger staff of the State Park operated beaches and coastal
     parks in San Mateo county.  A new Junior Lifeguard program is operated
     out of Half Moon Bay State Beach. 

State Parks Operated Pools:

Diablo Vista District                                                            
Silverado Sector  
Bothe-Napa Pool
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Location:  The park is located 5 miles north of St. Helena and 4 miles south of Calistoga on Highway 29/128.
For addition information, go to: Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Phone number:  (707) 942-4575

Bothe-Napa Pool
Description:  Located in the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley wine country, the Bothe-Napa Valley State Park offers camping, picnicking, swimming, and hiking trails that go through stands of coastal redwoods as well as forests of Douglas-fir, tanoak, and madrone. On hot summer days, grab a swimsuit and towel and come enjoy a dip in the park's swimming pool which is open on weekends, beginning on Memorial Day weekend through mid-June, then daily through Labor Day, from 12- 6 p.m. There is an additional fee for the use of the swimming pool, to be paid at the park entrance.

Sierra District
 
Alpine/Mono Sector  
Grover Hot Springs Pool
Grover Hot Springs State Park
3415 Hot Springs Road
Markleeville, Ca  96120
Business Information:  (530) 694-2248
Description of Service:  Two full-time pool lifeguards, assisted by a seasonal staff, provide year-round service at this natural hot spring fed pool which is kept at approximately 102 - 104 degrees with a bromine additive for disinfecting purposes.  A larger, cold water chlorine swimming pool is kept at 75-80 degrees. Rental of swim suits and towels is available should you forget.  A great place for a soak after a day of skiing or hiking!

Grover Hot Springs