General Park Information
Rules and Regulations
Trails - For safety’s sake, stay on designated trails and paths.
Dogs - Dogs are allowed on the trails on a leash. No dogs are allowed in the visitor center/museum.
Speed Limit - 15 mph for all vehicles and bicycles.
Weapons - Weapons of any kind are prohibited.
Collecting - Animals, plants, rocks, dirt and artifacts are protected by law and may not be disturbed or collected. The picking and taking of fruit is prohibited (Title 14 CA Adm. Code CCR 4306(a))
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are the park hours?
October through March, the park is open daily from 8am to 5pm. April through September, the park is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 7pm. The visitor center/museum is open year round Friday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Is there a cost to visit the park?
There is a vehicle entry fee of $5.00 ($4.00 for seniors age 62+). Please pay exact cash or credit card at the automated self-pay stations located in the front parking lot or in front of the visitor center/museum, or cash and credit card to kiosk attendant when present. Visit the main page of our website to learn about costs for larger groups and which California State Park passes are accepted.
If I have a disabled parking permit/placard, can I park for free?
No, you must have a Disabled Discount Pass issued by California State Parks to receive a discount on the vehicle entry fee. For persons with permanent disabilities, this pass entitles the bearer to a 50% discount for vehicle day use, family camping, and boat use fees at California State Park operated units. For more information on how to obtain this pass, and other special passes, visit the park website.
Where can I buy an annual pass for parking?
Our sector office sells several different special passes. For more information, please call 951-780-6222 or visit the park website.
Can I take pictures or film in the park?
Filming or photography at California Citrus State Historic Park requires a permit through the California Film Commission. For more information on filming in the park, visit the park website.
How do I reserve one of the facilities for my special event?
We have facilities that you can rent for parties, weddings, meetings, gatherings, and other events. For the wedding venue, call 951-515-6689 Monday through Friday 10am - 5pm. For the amphitheater and outdoor areas, call 951-536-6206 Tuesday through Friday 10am - 4pm. For more information on reserving one of our facilities, visit the park website. If you are interested in using the general park for a special event, please follow our permitting process here.
Can we pick oranges here?
No, visitors cannot pick their own fruit. Unauthorized picking and taking of fruit at California Citrus State Historic Park is prohibited (Title 14 CA Adm. Code CCR 4306(a)). However, citrus samplings are offered free of charge to visitors every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, so please stop by and see us!
Where can I buy oranges?
Gless Ranch picks and packs our commercial fruit for us, and a portion of the proceeds come back to the park. There are several Gless Ranch fruitstands near the park, but the closest are on the corner of Van Buren and Dufferin right down the street from the park and at 19985 Van Buren Boulevard about 6 miles up the street from the park. For more information on Gless Ranch, visit their website.
What do you do with so much fruit?
The fruit from our varietal citrus groves is used for weekly tastings during visitor center hours, tastings for school tours, and for our annual fruit tasting festival. We are also proud to partner with local food banks to ensure that our fruit goes to those who need it most. The fruit from our commercial Washington navel orange groves is harvested and sold by Gless Ranch through a partnership with our nonprofit association, the Friends of California Citrus Park. A portion of these proceeds goes to support programming and facilities at the park.
I was told you give bags of free fruit, when does that happen?
When available, small bags of fruit are given to visitors (one per party) as part of our visitor center experience where we feature citrus tastings and grove tours. Availability is dependent upon the season and not guaranteed.
I have a group of more than 8 people and we want to take a tour. How do we reserve a space?
We love giving guided grove tours to our visitors! Our regular tours are 11am and 2pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, but they cannot accomodate groups larger than 8 people. If you have a group larger than 8 people and would like a guided grove tour, you will need to reserve your tour using the Special Group Tour procedure. All the information you need can be found on our website here.
Does the park accept monetary donations?
Absolutely! Our nonprofit partner, the Friends of California Citrus Park, collects proceeds from fundraising and donations to support park maintenance, improvements, and educational and interpretive programs. You can visit them here for more information.