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Outdoors for All Initiative

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California State Park Adventure Pass

Gives fourth graders and their families who live in the state a free pass to access 19 selected state parks for a full year.
Get your pass today.

The National Park Service also offers a similar fourth grade pass program.  For more information, please visit them at
Every Kid Outdoors.

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State Library Parks Pass

In partnership with the First Partner’s Office and the California State Library, State Parks is providing free vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating state park units operated by State Parks to library-card holders. To learn how you can check out the pass, click here.

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Golden Bear Pass

California State Parks and the California Department of Social Services have made it easier for families who receive CalWORKs to receive a free annual, vehicle day-use pass valid at 200+ state parks.


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Recreate Responsibly

Getting into the outdoors is the perfect way to connect with nature, family and friends but it is important to do so responsibly. Please protect yourself and your family by learning about the park you are visiting before heading out, wearing appropriate clothing, staying prepared by bringing the essentials like enough food and water, and knowing your comfort level to avoid injuries. For additional safety tips, click here.