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Mother Bear and Cubs Shown in New Video in Bay Area State Park

Monday, September 19, 2016 | View PDF

Three pairs of glowing eyes lumber past the camera one by one, in a new video showing a mother bear and two cubs at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Sonoma County.

Hazard Tree Removal at Negro Bar -Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Thursday, September 15, 2016 | View PDF

California State Parks will be removing several hazardous trees in the Negro Bar unit of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.

“Gold Rush Live” Returns to Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | View PDF

California’s rich Gold Rush history will be the focus of a four-day celebration atMarshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.

Critically Endangered Wildflower Discovered at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve - Plant on Brink of Extinction

Thursday, September 8, 2016 | View PDF

ANTIOCH – Thanks in part to a team of renowned botanists contracted by the East Bay Regional Park District to survey wildland vegetation in Eastern Contra Costa County, the endangered wildflower Mount Diablo Buckwheat was identified as thriving at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch, California.

Replica Ship San Salvador Comes to Monterey SHP

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | View PDF

Be part of history as the full-scale 16th century replica of Juan Cabrillo’s San Salvador makes a stop at Monterey State Historic Park and docks at Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf - September 22-25.

Outdoor Recreation Safety Tips for Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, September 1, 2016 | View PDF

California State Parks invites outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy this Labor Day weekend safely.

Steer Clear on Crowded Waterways during Labor Day Weekend

Thursday, September 1, 2016 | View PDF

Navigation “Rules of the Road” Help Boaters Avoid Collisions. California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) anticipates an increased number of recreational boaters on waterways during the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

Fire Restrictions in Effect at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | View PDF

As a result of the extreme fire danger in the San Bernardino Mountains, California State Parks is implementing fire restrictions at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area.

Applications for Clean Vessel Act Grant Program due Sept. 26

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | View PDF

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is currently accepting grant applications for the Clean Vessel Act Education and Outreach Grant (CVA) Program.

Electricity Fair Returns to the Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | View PDF

Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park is proud to host the 5th Annual Electricity Fair on Saturday, September 10.

Get Involved in Planning the Future of Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | View PDF

California State Parks (State Parks) and the California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) are collaborating to plan for the future of the Kings Beach State Recreation Area (SRA) and are soliciting your input on alternative elements for redevelopment of the SRA during preparation of a general plan revision and pier rebuild project.

Hearst Castle® Reopens for Tours Beginning Aug 29

Sunday, August 28, 2016 | View PDF

SAN SIMEON, Calif. –The California Department of Parks and Recreation will reopen Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument (Hearst Castle) on Monday August 29, 2016. All tour operations will return to normal on this date

Some Big Sur State Parks Reopening State Parks Lifts Some Temporary Closures Due to Soberanes Fire

Friday, August 26, 2016 | View PDF

BIG SUR, Calif. – The California Department of Parks and Recreation is lifting the closure of some of its Big Sur region state parks as firefighters begin to gain control of the Soberanes Fire. The fire, which started July 22 in Garrapata State Park due to an illegal campfire, forced the closure of six parks in the region.

Silverwood Lake Cleared for Recreation; Algal Bloom Test Results Fall below Caution Levels

Monday, August 22, 2016 | View PDF

HESPERIA, Calif. - Swimming, boating and other water activities can resume at Silverwood Lake, a State Water Project reservoir in San Bernardino County, according to the Department of Water Resources (DWR). 

Low Water and 5 MPH Speed Limit at Folsom Lake

Thursday, August 11, 2016 | View PDF

California State Parks asks visitors to be cautious while enjoying Folsom Lake, as low water levels have left four of the five boat ramps dry.

Blue-Green Algal Bloom Persists in Silverwood Lake; Stay Out of the Water until Further Notice

Monday, August 8, 2016 | View PDF

Recent sampling for microcystin toxins in the water showed that levels have increased, and DWR and California State Parks are warning the public to stay out of the water until further notice.

Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Silverwood Lake; No-Swimming Advisory in Effect

Thursday, August 4, 2016 | View PDF

Swimmers, boaters and recreational users are urged to avoid direct contact with Silverwood Lake in San Bernardino County until further notice because of a cyanobacteria (blue-green) algal bloom.

California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Eleven Properties for Action

Monday, July 25, 2016 | View PDF

The California State Historical Resources Commission is scheduled to consider 10 nominations for federal historic designation and one nomination for state historic designation.

Boating Infrastructure Grants Available for Marina Operators

Thursday, June 30, 2016 | View PDF

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is accepting applications for the National Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIG). Applicants must submit a grant application to DBW on or before Aug. 11, 2016. 

California State Parks Offers Safety Tips for the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

Thursday, June 30, 2016 | View PDF

With 280 fabulous state park destinations in California,outdoor enthusiastshavegreat optionsforcelebratingthe Fourth of July holiday. While California State Parks welcomes all visitors and hopes everyone has fun, it wants to remind them to enjoy the outdoors in a safe manner.

Boat Safe this Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | View PDF

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) reminds boaters to use caution on the water this Fourth of July holiday weekend.

DBW Expands Herbicide Treatment in the Delta for Egeria densa

Monday, June 27, 2016 | View PDF

Continuing the effort to control invasive aquatic plants in the Delta, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will begin treating Egeria densa in the Bethel Island region starting July 11 through November 4, 2016. DBW will concurrently be treating curly-leaf pondweed as well.

Eagle Point Campground at Emerald Bay State Park Opens July 1 with Reservations Starting June 28

Monday, June 27, 2016 | View PDF

Emerald Bay State Park’s Eagle Point Campground reopens July 1, 2016; reservations can be made beginning Tuesday, June 28 at 8:00 am PST.Please contact ReserveAmerica to book your campsite at www.reserveamerica.com or 1-800-444-7275.  

Boating Safety Patrols Increased This Weekend for “Operation Dry Water”

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | View PDF

This weekend, many law enforcement agencies across the nation and in California will be out in force on waterways looking for drunken boat operators. This heightened vigilance, known as Operation Dry Water, is part of a national effort to change the cultural acceptance of drinking and boating, and raise awareness that boaters can have safe and fun recreational boating experiences without the use of alcohol and/or drugs. California will also emphasize the dangers that drunken passengers face. 

Hearst Castle Launches Reimagined Mobile App

Friday, June 17, 2016 | View PDF

Launching today on the Apple App Store is Hearst Castle’s completely reimagined mobile app. The groundbreaking app features a breathtaking 3D map of the estate, support for iPads, and new content from Hearst Castle’s State Historian, Victoria Kastner.

Malakoff Diggins SHP Celebrates 50 years

Monday, June 6, 2016 | View PDF

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, site of the California’s largest hydraulic mine, celebrates its 50th anniversary as a state park on Saturday, June 11. The anniversary will be celebrated during Humbug Days, an annual living history day commemorating the park’s historic gold rush past.

State Indian Museum Presents 39th Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” Event this Saturday

Thursday, June 2, 2016 | View PDF

California State Parks is proud to honor and celebrate California’s Native Elders 39th Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” this Saturday, June 4 at the State Indian Museum, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located on 2618 K Street in Sacramento.

California State Parks Eliminates Wood Fires in a Number of San Diego Area Beaches

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | View PDF

Effective immediately, all wood burning fires are prohibited in four San Diego region state beaches where established fire rings are not provided. The new policy is intended to prevent injuries to visitors and reduce beach debris.

California State Parks Announces Recommendations for $8.8M in Local Projects

Thursday, May 26, 2016 | View PDF

California State Parks announced today recommendations to the National Park Service for $8.8M in funding for 17 local park projects under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program (LWCF). Grant funding is made available if the National Park Service approves the recommended projects.

PG&E and Division of Boating and Waterways Warn of Higher, Colder Flows

Monday, May 23, 2016 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— With more snow melt this year than in recent years, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) are warning water enthusiasts to be aware of colder and higher river and stream flows, and to take precautions when in or near water.

California State Parks Provides Free Memorial Day Admission for Veterans, Active and Reserve Military Personnel

Friday, May 20, 2016 | View PDF

California State Parks invites veterans, active and reserve military personnel to spend this year’s Memorial Day at one of 142 participating state parks offering free admission.

Improved Boating Conditions in California Renews Importance of Life Jacket Use this Season

Thursday, May 19, 2016 | View PDF

As the 2016 California boating season begins with improved water conditions across the state, it is more important than ever to wear a life jacket.

Rangers Remove Illegal Marijuana Grow in Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | View PDF

California State Park Rangers, assisted by multiple agencies, raided an illegal marijuana grow in Humboldt Redwoods State Park removing marijuana seedling plants, an assault rifle and toxic chemicals Monday, May 9, 2016.

California’s Recreational Boaters Encouraged to Practice Clean Boating Habits All Year-Long

Friday, April 22, 2016 | View PDF

California’s Boating Clean and Green Program would like to offer boaters Earth-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day — and every day. Practice these habits to protect the environment throughout the year and California will have healthy waterways all year long!

California State Park and Recreation Commission Considers Recreational Improvements at Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area

Thursday, April 21, 2016 | View PDF

California State Park and Recreation Commission (Commission) will be holding a public meeting to discuss the future of Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area .

California State Historical Resources Commission to Consider Eleven Properties for Action

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | View PDF

The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider eleven nominations for federal historic designation Monday, April 18 at 1 p.m.

American River Parkway Trail Repair Work Scheduled to Take Place at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Friday, April 8, 2016 | View PDF

Repairs to the American River Bike Trail will require temporary detours between the Negro Bar and Beals Point Bar park units in the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area beginning Monday April 11.

 

Nominations for Governor’s 2016 Historic Preservation Awards Accepted Now

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | View PDF

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards. The deadline for the receipt of nominations by the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) is May 11, 2016. The awards will be presented in November 2016 in Sacramento.

Boat Launch Facility Reopens at Salton Sea State Recreation Area

Friday, March 25, 2016 | View PDF

Today at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area (Salton Sea), California State Parks and its partners reopened Varner Harbor and Launch Ramp.

State Parks Announces Deadline for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

Friday, March 18, 2016 | View PDF

California State Parks today announced the application deadline for the $15 million nationwide Land and Water Conservation Fund’s Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) – Friday, Apr. 15, 2016.

Lake Oroville SRA – Water Levels, Visitation, And Recreation Returning to Normal

Thursday, March 17, 2016 | View PDF

Due to increased precipitation from welcome winter storms, Lake Oroville water levels are up more than 190 feet since the December low point, and most of the launch ramps at the lake are now open. Visitation continues to grow as recreational opportunities are returning to pre-drought levels for all forms of boating.

 

Weather Fluctuations Create Outdoor Recreation Opportunities and Hazards

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 | View PDF

Recent warmer weather, coupled with heavy rain and snow, has created a recreation paradise for visitors to California’s outdoors. While this is a great time to enjoy our state’s natural beauty, it is imperative to take proper precautions and be aware of potential dangers. Below you will find some basic safety tips from California State Parks to help ensure a safe outdoor adventure:

State Parks Announces Application Deadline for the California Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks is providing approximately $16 million for new outdoor recreation opportunities in heavily populated, low-income urban areas with high youth crime and unemployment rate. Local agencies, recreation districts, school districts and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply. The application due date is Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.

DBW Begins Herbicide Treatment in the Delta for Water Hyacinth and Egeria densa

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | View PDF

Sacramento, Calif. -- California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will begin herbicide treatment of water hyacinth and Egeria densa this Thursday, March 10, in various areas of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta). DBW will simultaneously be treating curly-leaf pondweed and Spongeplant, and using mechanical harvesting to control water hyacinth infested areas as needed.

Celebrating Women’s History Month at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds

Monday, February 29, 2016 | View PDF

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds (Asilomar) will present “A Legacy in the Arts” - the story of Carmel artist Jane Gallatin Powers and her legacy to great-great-granddaughter, Big Sur artist, Erin Lee Gafill.

State Offers Opportunities for the Public and Boating Facility Operators to Help Keep California’s Waterways Clean and Green

Friday, February 19, 2016 | View PDF

California’s Boating Clean and Green Program and its partners are offering volunteer opportunities, workshops and seminars on ways to help keep California’s waterways clean. Motivated individuals with an ability and willingness to learn and convey important environmental messages are encouraged to participate. Registration is required to take part in these free events.

Tule Elk State Natural Reserve to Reopen to the Public

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | View PDF

California State Parks will reopen Tule Elk State Natural Reserve to the public on Mar. 1, 2016. The natural reserve was closed on Sept. 1, 2015 for a major renovation of the day use area. All interpretive and school programs will also resume on March 1.

American River Parkway Trail Repair Work to Take Place at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | View PDF

Users of the American River Bike Trail should be prepared for detours between the Mountain Oak Court Underpass and Negro Bar park unit in the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area beginning Monday February 15, 2016.

California State Historical Resources Commission Considers 18 Properties for Federal Historic Designation

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | View PDF

The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider 18 nominations for federal historic designation this Friday, January 29.

5 MPH Vessel Speed Limit at Folsom Lake Lifted

Monday, January 25, 2016 | View PDF

State Park officials at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area have announced the lifting of the 5 mile per hour speed limit restriction for all vessels at the lake.

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