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California State Parks has something for everybody - year-round. Whether it's hiking, biking, strolling on a beach or cross-country skiing, state parks has it all. You can walk through the redwoods, sail on a lake, view wildlife, explore the desert, see history first-hand in historic sites, and just relax with family and friends.  Here's a section of travel features about all kinds of things to do in state parks to make your visits even more enjoyable.

Art
Beaches
Biking
Birds
Desert Parks
Dogs
Fall Colors
Family Destinations
Gold
Hidden Treasures
Historic Sites
Missions
Redwoods
Skiing
Trails
Underwater Parks
Waterfalls
Weddings
Whales
Wildflowers

Art

Enjoy the Arts in California State Parks

Beaches

California State Park Beaches in Southern California
California State Parks in Ventura/Santa Barbara Area Offer Visitors Variety
California State Parks in Orange County Offer Something for Everyone
State Parks Along California's North Coast Natural Beauty Along the Coast
Central Coast State Park Are Full of Surprises

Biking

California State Parks Discovering the Natural Wonders of the State on Two Wheels

Birds

Follow the Pacific Flyway in California State Parks

Desert Parks

California State Parks in Riverside County
Close-up: Providence Mountains State Recreation Area featuring Mitchell Caverns

Dogs

A Dog Lover's Guide To California State Park

Fall Colors

Enjoy the Colors of Fall in California State Parks
The Colors of Fall in California State Parks
Fall Day Hikes - Fun in California State Parks

Family Destinations

California State Parks near Folsom Provide Great Family Destinations in California
Family Fun Near Los Angeles/Central Coast in California State Parks
Have Your Meeting in a California State Park

Gold

California’s gold history lives in Empire Mine State Historic Park
Discover the State’s Natural Riches at the CA State Mining and Mineral Museum

Hidden Treasures

CA State Parks in San Diego Protecting Natural Wonders and Preserving History
CA State Parks in the Shasta-Cascade Region Offer Natural Beauty and History
Hidden Treasures in Gold Country California State Parks
Hidden Treasures in Northern California State Parks
Southern California State Parks Where There’s More Than Just What Meet the Eye
Stargazing in California State Parks
Discover State Parks in the Big Sur Area
Discover Winter Wildlife in California State Parks

Historic Sites

California Citrus State Historic Park
Rediscover California State Parks In the Great Central Valley
California State Parks in the Central Valley
Old Town San Diego SHP Pioneers Reflect California’s Historic Diversity
Shasta SHP Features 100 years of California art in Courthouse Museum
Fort Ross Historic Park Has Surprises for Visitors
Walking Through History In California State Parks
Women Played Important Roles in California State Park History
Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park
Close-up: Woodland Opera House State Historic Park
Lighthhouses and Light Stations in California State Parks
Foreign Visitors' Ties to California State Parks
Famous Writers and Their California State Park Connections

Missions

Historic Missions are part of California State Parks

Redwoods

Discover Northern California State Parks Featuring Cool Climates – and Redwoods
Discover California State Parks in the Monterey Area
Discover Northern CA State Parks With Warm Temperatures, Rivers, and Redwoods
State Parks Along California's North Coast Redwoods and History

Skiing

Winter Fun in California State Parks

Trails

2013 Spring Hikes in California State Parks
Biking in California State Parks
Discover Easy Hikes in Northern California State Parks
Easy Hikes in Southern California State Parks

Underwater Parks

Underwater California State Parks

Waterfalls

Wet Winter Strengthens Cascading Waterfalls in California State Parks
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park An Easy Escape from Bay Area City Life

Weddings

Getting Married in a California State Park

Whales

2009 Whale Watching in State Parks

Wildflowers

Discover Spring Wildflowers in California State Parks