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CALIFORNIA ESCAPES

Welcome to California Escapes, State Parks's Online Magazine.


Little Basin Campground is located within Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

Welcome to California Escapes. In this issue you can learn about the new Little Basin campground, State Parks Ranger Sue Neary and the repair of a closed trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park.  View Featured Stories


California State Parks contain the largest and most diverse natural and cultural heritage holdings of any state agency in the nation.  Our treasures are as diverse as California: from the last stands of primeval redwood forests to vast expanses of fragile desert; from the lofty Sierra Nevada to the broad sandy beaches of our southern coast; and from the opulence of Hearst Castle to the vestiges of colonial Russia.

State park units include over 280 fantastic miles of coastline, 625 miles of lake and river frontage, 15,000 campsites, and 3,000 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Our parks also have redwood and wildlife reserves, beautiful beaches, water recreation areas, wilderness areas, reservoirs, historic homes, Spanish adobe buildings, lighthouses, ghost towns, and off-highway vehicle areas.