California Escapes: August 2009 Features

Jack London State Historic Park
Jack London’s Homestead Offers A Scenic Getaway

Located in the serene Wine Country of California is the home of famed author Jack London. This historical park showcases the house and land of this talented writer and adventurer. Read More

Off-Highway Vehicle Event
Off-highway Vehicle Park Visitors Are Captivated By A Desert Safari

This spring, the interpretive staff at Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) packed up their trailer of goodies and headed for the 47th Annual Tierra Del Sol (TDS) Desert Safari.  For nearly 50 years, the TDS Jeep Club has been holding its annual safari in the Ocotillo Wells area.  Read More

Emerald Bay State Park
Emerald Bay State Park Is Lake Tahoe’s “Jewel”

Emerald Bay State Park has a wide array of recreational activities such as camping, boating, swimming and hiking to name a few that draws thousands of visitors each year. It is also home to the Vikingsholm castle, which is one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in the Western hemisphere. Read More

Jo-Ellen McMenamy OHV Ranger
Up Close and Personal with Off-Highway Vehicle Ranger Jo-Ellen McMenamy

Ranger Jo-Ellen McMenamy patrols the Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area to protect and educate park visitors about Off Highway Vehicle  usage. This enthusiastic ranger thoroughly enjoys her exciting career. Read More