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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 06, 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 02, 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 01, 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 08, 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 09, 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 08, 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 09, 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.

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways Beach Erosion and Restoration Grants Available

Thursday, December 24, 2015 | View PDF

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is accepting grant applications for beach erosion control projects and beach restoration projects. The deadline to submit applications for the fiscal year 2017/18 state budget is Monday February 1, 2016.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park Receives Sierra Nevada Conservancy Prop. 1 Grant

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | View PDF

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy, a state agency, awarded a $500,000 Proposition 1 Water Bond grant to fund the “Big Tree Creek Watershed Forest Restoration” project located at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

California State Parks Begins New Year With First Day Hikes

Monday, December 21, 2015 | View PDF

This New Year’s Day 2016, California State Parks will kick-off the 4th Annual First Day Hikes, planned at more than 40 parks across the state.

State Parks Announces Recommendations for $8.4 Million in Local Projects

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 | View PDF

Today, California State Parks Director, Lisa Ann L. Mangat announced competitive project recommendations for $8.4 million in funding for nine local non-motorized trail projects under the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Recreational Trails Program (RTP).

California State Parks and California Tahoe Conservancy to Host Meeting on Land Transfer

Friday, December 04, 2015 | View PDF

Land transfer affects parcels adjacent to Washoe Meadows State Park and Lake Valley State Recreation Area

Free Day-Use Admission to 49 State Parks on Friday

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | View PDF

Last week the Save the Redwoods League (League) announced free admission to 49 redwood state parks on Friday, November 27.

El Niño Potential Impacts on Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks (State Parks) advises visitors that it may close Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (Reserve) during and after storms in the coming months.

2015 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Announced

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | View PDF

The Office of Historic Preservation announced the recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards at a ceremony today, Nov.19, 2015 in Sacramento. This year, eleven projects statewide were awarded for their exemplary work in preserving California’s richly diverse heritage.

Coloma’s Historic Holiday Houses 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015 | View PDF

The public is invited to experience an old-fashioned Christmas at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.

California State Parks Specialized License Plate Now Available

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | View PDF

Today at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, California State Parks (State Parks) unveiled its specialized vehicle license plate "ParksPLATE”.

New “Holiday Twilight Tours” at Hearst Castle

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 | View PDF

The new “Holiday Twilight Tours” invite the public to experience Hearst Castle dressed in holiday splendor.

California State Parks Offers Free Admission to Veterans and Military Personnel on Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks honors the service of veterans, as well as active and reserve personnel, by offering free admission at 143 participating state parks on Veteran’s Day, November 11.

Get Involved in Planning the Future of Auburn State Recreation Area

Monday, November 02, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and the Bureau of Reclamation are planning the future of Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA), and we need your help.

Monterey State Historic Park Celebrates 31st Christmas in the Adobes

Friday, October 30, 2015 | View PDF

Monterey’s unique historic adobes will be decorated for the holidays and softly lit with traditional luminarias for the “Christmas in the Adobes” at Monterey State Historic Park December 11-12, 2015.

Valero to Help Hang Holiday Lights at Benicia Capitol State Historic Park

Thursday, October 29, 2015 | View PDF

With an assist from Valero Energy, the historic Benicia Capitol State Historic Park will be lit with holiday lights. On Nov. 5, 2015, with the help of Valero firefighters and their ladder truck, the Benicia Capitol façade and columns will be ringed with dazzling lights.

Celebrating Rachel Carson at Asilomar State Beach

Thursday, October 29, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks invites the public to tour Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds in memory of Rachel Carson, an early catalyst of the environmental movement.

More to Explore at Hearst Castle Tours Extended to Better Serve Visitors

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | View PDF

Hearst Castle’s most popular tours - Grand Rooms, Upstairs Suites, and Cottages and Kitchens tours willall be enhanced with 20 additional minutes of guided tour time beginning Nov. 2, 2015

California State Parks Seeks Public Comment On California Youth Soccer Recreation and Development Program

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | View PDF

California State Park’s Office of Grants and Local Services is preparing guidelines to award up to $16 million in competitive grants through the California Youth Soccer Recreation and Development Program.

California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Eight Properties for Action

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | View PDF

The California State Historical Resources Commission will consider seven nominations for federal historic designation, and one nomination for state historic designation this Friday October 30, 2015. Nominations and photographs of properties under consideration are available at http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24368.

California State Parks Announces Third Series of Google Maps Street View Tours

Thursday, October 22, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and Google Maps are proud to announce the third installment of panoramic Street View imagery collected by Trekker cameras in state parks.

Millerton Point in Tomales Bay State Park Closing During Restoration Project

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | View PDF

Millerton Point at Tomales Bay State Park will be closing Nov. 1-18, 2015 for a restoration project to improve native habitat.

Columbia Announces Annual Lamplight Tour “The Thing That Saved Columbia”

Thursday, October 15, 2015 | View PDF

Columbia State Historic Park and Friends of Columbia are proud to present this year’s Lamplight Tour, “The Thing That Saved Columbia”.

Parks Leaders Herald New Laws to Strengthen Partnerships, Leverage Resources

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | View PDF

Today at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, California State Parks (State Parks) Director Lisa Mangat,Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and a number of partners heralded the enactment of two new laws that will help strengthen the state parks system.

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