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California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Twenty-Two Properties for Action

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 | View PDF

This week, the California State Historical Resources Commission will consider nineteen nominations for federal historic designation, and three nominations for state historic designation.

5 MPH Boat Speed Limit Imposed at Folsom Lake

Friday, July 10, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks is imposing a speed limit of 5 miles per hour (mph) at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area beginning Monday, July 13.

First Annual Kid’s Safety Day at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area

Thursday, July 09, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area will celebrate the 1st Annual Kids’ Safety Day  Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

California Office of Historic Preservation Announces $167,000 in Federal Historic Preservation Fund Grants

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) announces that five cities will receive $167,000 in federal grants to assist local historic preservation programs.

State Parks Implements New Water Conservation Measures

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks continues implementing water conservation measures within its state park system.

Chino Hills State Park to Open Campground, Begin Fee Collection

Friday, July 03, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks re-opens Chino Hills State Park campground Friday, July 10.

California State Parks Continues Its Partnership with Google Maps Street View

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | View PDF

Yesterday California State Parks and Google Maps unveiled panoramic street view imagery collected by Trekker cameras of 90 additional state parks and beaches. This partnership with Google allows people from all over the world to experience California’s state parks and beaches in the comfort of their own home.

Fire Restrictions in Effect at Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | View PDF

As a result of the extreme fire danger caused by prolonged drought, California State Parks is implementing restrictions at Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness effective today, June 30. These restrictions apply to Stone Creek and Idyllwild campgrounds.

Railtown 1897 Announces Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays in July & August

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | View PDF

Back by popular demand, California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will offer two diesel train rides on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. during July and August, 2015.

Sutter’s Fort Celebrates 4th of July Weekend With a Bang

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present special celebratory activities sure to grab the attention of guests who visit the Fort over the 4th of July holiday weekend, July 4 & 5, 2015.

California State Parks Welcomes Visitors for July Fourth Holiday Weekend

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks expect to be busy this Fourth of July weekend.

Fire Restrictions in Effect at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area

Friday, June 26, 2015 | View PDF

As a result of the extreme fire danger caused by the prolonged drought, California State Parks is implementing restrictions at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area effective, Monday, June 29, 2015, until the fire season is over.

All Aboard for Story Time with Celebrity Reader & KCRA News Anchor Edie Lambert on Monday, July 20

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | View PDF

To the delight of children of all ages, it’s all aboard for a special story time with popular KCRA News Anchor Edie Lambert on Monday, July 20, 2015.

California State Parks Enhances Endangered Fish Habitat, Public Beach Access and Water Quality in Leo Carrillo State Park

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | View PDF

Significant steps toward protecting endangered southern steelhead trout and other environmental resources will take place this summer and fall at Leo Carrillo State Park.

Life Jacket Trade-In Opportunity

Monday, June 22, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) announces another opportunity in the Sacramento area to trade in your old, outgrown or unserviceable life jacket for a new, Coast Guard-approved life jacket (while supplies last).

Railroad Museum to Debut Interactive & New “A Shift in Power” STEM Learning Experience

Friday, June 19, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to debut an interactive and new STEM Learning Experience titled “A Shift in Power: Railroad History Meets Changing Technology” on Friday, June 26, 2015.

Recreational Boaters Advised to Exercise More Caution this Summer

Thursday, June 18, 2015 | View PDF

An analysis of 2014 recreational boating accidents shows that drought makes boating riskier, according to the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways.

Trail Closure - Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Thursday, June 18, 2015 | View PDF

The trail on the crest of the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam will be temporarily closed.

Sutter’s Fort to Undergo Most Extensive Restoration Since the 1890s

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and the Friends of Sutter’s Fort are proud to announce a number of major restoration projects for Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) that, in total, represent the most extensive restorations at the Fort since a major reconstruction effort in the 1890s.

Folsom State Recreation Area Accepts Proposals for operation of Brown’s Ravine Marina

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks is now accepting proposals for the development, operation and maintenance of the marina facilities located at Brown’s Ravine at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in El Dorado County.

Redwood National and State Parks Prairie Creek Bike and Hike Day, Saturday June 6th

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 | View PDF

Pump up your bicycle tires! Newton B. Drury Parkway in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park will be closed to vehicle traffic all day on Saturday, June 6th, creating a wonderful opportunity for bicylists and walkers to enjoy the parkway without the noise and congestion of motorized vehicles.

Railtown 1897 Seeks Interested Volunteers

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 | View PDF

Are you looking for something meaningful to do with your time?  

Railroad Museum to Debut New Exhibit “A City Divided: Sacramento and the Pullman Strike of 1894” on June 5

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to debut a new exhibit titled “A City Divided: Sacramento and the Pullman Strike of 1894” on Friday, June 5, 2015.

Park Repairs Nimbus Flat - Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks will be making Americans With Disability Act (ADA) improvements to the restrooms and parking lots at the Nimbus Flat unit of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.

New Visitor Center Opens at Donner Memorial State Park

Friday, May 29, 2015 | View PDF

A new state of the art visitor center at Donner Memorial State Park will open its doors to the public on Saturday, June 6 with a special ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony.

Railtown 1897 Presents 6th Annual “Singing Rails” Railroad Music Festival on June 6

Friday, May 29, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present the 6th Annual “Singing Rails” music festival on Saturday, June 6, 2015, that reflects America’s longstanding love affair with trains and the railroad through the magic of music.

State Indian Museum Presents 38th Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” Event on June 6

Friday, May 29, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are proud to honor and celebrate California’s Native Elders with the 38th Annual “Gathering of Honored Elders” event on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Amtrak Train Days Make a Stop at the Railroad Museum Offering FREE Admission All Weekend -- June 6-7

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | View PDF

All aboard for rail-related fun!  In a partnership with Amtrak, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to present a special Amtrak Train Days event at the railroad museum – that includes free admission all weekend -- on June 6 & 7, 2015.

California State Parks Announces Habitat Conservation Awards for Local Projects

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks Director Lisa Ann L. Mangat announced selections for $2.26 million in funding for 15 local park projects under the Habitat Conservation Fund Program.

California State Parks Announces Grant Awards for Local Recreation Projects

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks Director Lisa Ann L. Mangat announced recommendations to the National Park Service for $6,142,673 in funding for ten local park projects under the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program.

PG&E and State Parks Encourage Water Enthusiasts to Adapt to the Effects of the Drought

Friday, May 22, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) are warning water enthusiasts not to become complacent because of the drought, and to take serious precautions when in or near waterthis spring and summer.

Railroad Museum & History Museum Open Thursday Evenings This Summer

Friday, May 22, 2015 | View PDF

Back by popular demand…California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum are proud to announce extended summer hours for the two museums on Thursday evenings as part of a special “Thursday Night at the Museums” program running from May 28 through September 3, 2015.

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit With Music In Museum, On Trains

Friday, May 22, 2015 | View PDF

Coinciding with the 42nd Annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive. In addition, festival badge holders will receive complimentary admission to the Railroad Museum given it is an official musical venue for the special event.

California Gold Rush History Comes to Life

Friday, May 22, 2015 | View PDF

Columbia State Historic Park will present “Diggins Tent Town 1852”,its annual living history event May 28 through May 31, 2015.

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

Friday, May 15, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks will honor men and women who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces this Memorial Day by offering free admission at participating state parks.

California State Park’s Memorial Day Weekend Tips

Friday, May 15, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks Memorial Day weekend draws a high number of visitors to California’s state parks.

DBW Holds Life Jacket Trade-in Events

Friday, May 15, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will hold life jacket trade-in events at various locations throughout the state during the month of May. The first events will be held tomorrow, May 16. 

Operating Hours to be Reduced at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | View PDF

Beginning June 1, 2015, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve will begin closing at 7:00 p.m., rather than a half an hour after sunset.

Gold Bluff Beach Campground on reservations May 22- September 6

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | View PDF

Gold Bluff Beach Campground in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park will now be available for reservations during the summer peak season. 

Sutter’s Fort to Present "Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces" on May 16

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | View PDF

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun "Hands on History" activities each month,  Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” event on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park to Celebrate New Visitor Center

Thursday, May 07, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and the McArthur-Burney Falls Interpretive Association invite the public to the grand opening of their new Visitor Center on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

California State Parks Recognizes Excellence in Employees and Partners

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks Director Lisa Mangat honored selected department staff and partners at the annual Director’s Recognition Awards Ceremony held in Sacramento today. 

Springtime in Coloma: A 49’er Extravaganza

Thursday, April 30, 2015 | View PDF

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will host a weekend celebration focused on the 125th Anniversary of Marshall’s Monument which will also include a Mother’s Day Victorian Tea and Brunch along with a living history Tent Town. 

California State Parks Announces Fee Reductions for Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks announces a reduction of fees for day-use and camping at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area beginning Friday, May 1, 2015.

State Indian Museum Presents Special Native American Basket Weaving Demonstration on May 2

Monday, April 27, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are pleased to present a special Native American Basket Weaving Demonstration with Dixie Rogers, Karuk, on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with Special Tours

Monday, April 27, 2015 | View PDF

Special tours will be offered during the month of May to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. 

Monterey Lifeguard honored with Medal of Valor

Friday, April 24, 2015 | View PDF

State Park Peace Officer/Lifeguard Justin S. McHenry received the  Silver Medal of Valor Thursday, April 23, 2015 for heroic actions in rescuing a woman in dangerous ocean conditions.

Lake Oroville State Park Ranger Honored with Medal of Valor

Friday, April 24, 2015 | View PDF

State Park Peace Officer Evan Walter received the Silver Medal of Valor Thursday, April 23, 2015, for heroic actions to stop an act of gang violence.

Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on May 1-2

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | View PDF

Lights, camera, action!  California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer a two-part “Trains & Tripods Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar” for photographers on Friday evening, May 1 and Saturday morning, May 2, 2015.

California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Nine Properties for Action

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | View PDF

Next week, the California State Historical Resources Commission will consider eight nominations for federal historic designation, and one nomination for state historic designation.

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