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OVERSIZED VEHICLE PASS Sticker- $75.00

The Oversized Vehicle Pass sticker is placed on the Vehicle Day Use or Golden Poppy Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass hangtag or a separate card for those who already have their passes. Valid for 12 months from date of purchase or through the valid date of the annual pass.  Possession of a valid Oversized Vehicle Pass sticker will waive the oversized vehicle fee as described below

Oversized Vehicle Fees

Oversized vehicles described as 25 feet or over in length or 9 feet or wider in width will be charged an Oversized Vehicle Fee (OVF) equal to and in addition to the park's vehicle day use fee.  A vehicle pulling a trailer will also be considered an oversized vehicle except as noted below.

Oversized Vehicle Pass Stickers can be purchased to cover the vehicle's traveling size in lieu of paying the separate Oversized Vehicle Fees. However, extra stickers cannot be purchased to cover extending the vehicle beyond the traveling size.  Any additional spaces occupied by the vehicle will be charged an extra vehicle fee for each whole or partial additional space occupied.

Distinguished Veteran or Golden Bear Pass holders will not be assessed the OVF.  Vehicles towing a boat trailer with a valid Boat Use Annual Pass Sticker or having paid a boat use fee will be not be charged the OVF.  Disabled Discount Pass holders and Limited Use Golden Bear Pass holders must pay the OVF or display a valid Oversized Vehicle Pass Sticker placard.  The Oversized Vehicle Pass will not be required at Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Areas designated as OHV units. The pass (photocopies not accepted) must be presented at entrance station and displayed on the rearview mirror or vehicle dashboard (as applicable) when visiting state parks that honor this pass; proof of purchase not accepted for entry. 

To purchase an Oversized Vehicle Pass, please visit us at the California State Parks Store.  Passes are also available for purchase at many units of the California State Park System (please contact in advance to ensure availability) or the Park Pass Sales Office located at 1416 9th Street, Room 116, Sacramento, California. Click here for a location map.

For questions or more information, please contact the Park Pass Sales Office at (800) 777-0369 ext. 2 or (916) 653-8280 or via email at passinfo@parks.ca.gov.

Note: Not all parks can accommodate oversized vehicles and possession of the Oversized Vehicle Pass sticker does not guarantee an oversized vehicle can be physically accommodated at all parks. Please contact individual locations in advance to confirm availability. 

Lost or stolen passes cannot be replaced and no refunds can be issued.
Oversized vehicle pass


BOAT USE ANNUAL PASS - $100.00

The Boat Use Annual Pass is a small sticker that is placed on the California Explorer Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass hangtag or the Golden Poppy Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass hangtag or a separate card for those who already have their passes and for Golden Bear Pass or Limited Golden Bear Pass users. 

Each motorized vessel, sailboat over 8 feet or personal watercraft (PWC) requires a separate boat use fee.  A separate sticker can be purchased for each vessel.  Valid for 12 months from month of purchase.  Admittance and use subject to available space.  If the craft is a sailboat that is under the length limit and is not motorized, no boat use fee is assessed; therefore, no Boat Use Annual Pass is needed.

The Boat Use Annual Pass is not valid at Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation areas (OHV), is not valid for per-person entry or tour fees (such as museums), camping, group use or sites, special events, oversized vehicle fees, additional/extra vehicle fees, sanitation disposal use, or other supplemental fees, and is valid only in parks operated by California State Parks.  Admittance and use subject to available space.  The pass (photocopies not accepted) must be presented at entrance station and displayed on the rearview mirror or vehicle dashboard (as applicable) when visiting state parks that honor this pass; proof of purchase not accepted for entry. 

To purchase Boat Use Annual Pass stickers, please visit us at the California State Parks Store.  Passes are also available for purchase at many units of the California State Park System (please contact in advance to ensure availability) or the Park Pass Sales Office located at 1416 9th Street, Room 116, Sacramento, California. Click here for a location map

For questions or more information, please contact the Park Pass Sales Office at (800) 777-0369 ext. 2 or (916) 653-8280. 

Note:  Lost or stolen passes cannot be replaced and no refunds can be issued.

Annual Boat


SNO-PARK SEASON/DAY PERMITS
- $25.00 Season / $5.00 Per Day

The California Department of Parks and Recreation operates 21 SNO-PARK sites that provide snow-cleared parking lots with sanitation facilities and access to snow play areas, cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. 

A SNO-PARK permit is required for each vehicle parked at a SNO-PARK site from November 1 through May 30 of each year. Permits are sold as Day Permits or Seasonal Permits by permit vendors throughout northern California. Day permits are sold for $5.00 and are valid for one single day. Season permits are sold for $25.00 and are valid for the entire SNO-PARK season from November 1 through May 30. 

To find out more about the SNO-PARK program or to locate a permit vendor in your local area please go to the California State Parks OHV Division website.
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