California Escapes: November 2009 Features

Hendy Woods State Parks
Giving A Redwood Tree "Green Gift" For The Holidays

California State Parks and Save The Redwoods League partnered with a mission of restoring forests. Individuals could purchase a tree to assist with the reforestation effort and have it planted in honor of a friend or family member. Read More

Carpinteria State Beach
A State Beach That Is Ideal All Year Round

Carpinteria State Beach is the perfect getaway all year for activities such as camping,  having a picnic, fishing and just enjoying the sunset. The beach is located along the coast just south of Santa Barbara. Read More

California State Parks Ranger Scott Liske
Up Close and Personal with California State Parks Ranger Scott Liske

Ranger Scott Liske patrols the canyons and rivers of the Auburn State Recreation Area. This devoted ranger also works as a recruiter, encouraging others to work as park rangers in the magnificent California State Parks. Read More

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
Travel Back In Time With A Visit To The Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

Visitors can chase away the winter blues by visiting the three-story, 26-room Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park. This mansion was home to John and Annie Bidwell and featured the most up to date plumbing and lighting features for its time. Read More

CASSP Workshop, December 5-6, 2009
Carnegie SVRA Hosted CASSP Training For Volunteers

Interested in archaeology? Help preserve archaeological sites in California’s state parks by becoming a site steward. The California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program pairs trained volunteers with professional archaeologists. Read More