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Railroad Museum Announces Tuesday Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | View PDF

Weekday Train Rides Available on Select Tuesdays Starting February 3.

Donner Memorial State Park Seeking Interested Volunteers

Friday, January 23, 2015 | View PDF

Donner Memorial State Park is seeking volunteers to assist with daily operations of the new Visitors Center, set to open its doors in late spring.

 

California State Historical Resources Commission To Consider Twelve Properties for Action

Thursday, January 22, 2015 | View PDF

Next week, the California State Historical Resources Commission will consider eleven nominations for federal historic designation, and one nomination for state historic designation. Nominations and photographs of properties under consideration are available at http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24368.

Castle Rock Area In Mount Diablo State Park to Close for Falcon Nesting Season

Thursday, January 22, 2015 | View PDF

Walnut Creek, Calif.--The area known as “Castle Rock” in Mount Diablo State Park will be closed off to visitors from February 1st to July 31st to help protect the Peregrine Falcon during their nesting season.

California State Parks Announces Transformation Team

Thursday, January 22, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks is announcing the establishment of the Transformation Team, which is composed of experienced parks staff and outside consultants, and is tasked with developing and leading State Parks in executing structural and sustainable reforms, as well as implementing many of the initiatives to be outlined in the upcoming Parks Forward final report.

UPDATE: Prescribed Burn Planned in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park POSTPONED

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks is postponing a prescribed burn in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park previously scheduled to take place on Wednesday January 21, 2015, due to unfavorable weather conditions.

California State Parks Seeks Public Input Regarding an Aerial Trail System (Zipline) Concession at Lake Perris SRA

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks will accept public comment regarding a future aerial trail system (zipline) concession project at Lake Perris State Recreation Area (SRA).

Prescribed Burn Planned in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | View PDF

California State Parks will be conducting a prescribed burn in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park with CAL FIRE’s assistance on Wednesday January 21, 2015.

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Seeking Interested Volunteers

Monday, January 12, 2015 | View PDF

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is seeking volunteers to help with education and interpretation programs at the park, and will be hosting an open house at the end of the month to offer more information.

More Than 1,200 Hikers Participated in California State Parks 2015 First Day Hikes

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 | View PDF

The diversity of California State Parks was enjoyed by more than 1,200 hikers who stepped out New Year’s Day to take part in the Annual First Day Hike events held at several state parks across California.

Three Launch Ramps Open at Lake Oroville

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 | View PDF

Officials at the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area announced that the launch ramps at Bidwell Canyon, Lime Saddle and Spillway are all open for boat launching.  

California State Parks 2015 Annual Pass Program Brings Back an Old Favorite, Introduces Tahoe Regional Pass

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | View PDF

Today, California State Parks is launching the Annual Park Pass Program, bringing back the popular “Golden Poppy” and introducing a new Tahoe area regional pass.

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area Lifts Speed Limit for Boaters

Friday, December 19, 2014 | View PDF

Today, the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area lifted the five-mile-per-hour speed restrictions imposed to boaters over the summer.  

California State Parks Seek Input Regarding Columbia Retail Concessions in Tuolumne County

Friday, December 19, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks will be hosting a public input meeting regarding two retail concessions located in Columbia State Historic Park on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., at Eagle Cottage, 11195 Washington Street, Columbia, CA 95310. State Parks is looking for input on businesses and services that the public would like at the park.

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways Announces Deadline for Grants for Beach Erosion and Beach Replenishments Programs

Friday, December 19, 2014 | View PDF

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is currently accepting grant applications for beach erosion control projects and beach restoration projects. The deadline to submit applications for the fiscal year 2016/17 is Monday February 2, 2015.

Volunteer Opportunities Available at Sonoma State Historic Park

Friday, December 19, 2014 | View PDF

Sonoma State Historic Park is seeking volunteer docents for Mission San Francisco Solano and the Barracks. Registration for the free training closes January 3rd.

Archeological Artifacts Stolen from Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Recovered

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | View PDF

Thousands of stolen archeological artifacts that originated from Lake Oroville State Recreation Area were recovered this week, following an investigation that began last month.

California State Parks Begin New Year With First Day Hikes

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | View PDF

This New Year’s Day 2015, California State Parks will kick-off the 4th Annual First Day Hikes, planned at several parks across the state.

Angel Island State Park Closed to the Public this Weekend Due to Waste Water Overflow

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks is closing Angel Island State Park to the public this Saturday and Sunday (December 20-21), due to a waste water system overflow in the park. The overflow is treated water, and is being linked to the weather of the past several days, which brought down several inches of rain.

UPDATE on California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: 12/13/14

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Update on closures to California State Parks due to the storm.  Most units have re-opened.

UPDATE on California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: 12/12/14

Friday, December 12, 2014 | View PDF

UPDATE on California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: 12/12/14

California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: UPDATED 12/11/14 @ 2:00 P.M.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: UPDATED 12/11/14 @ 2:00 P.M.

California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: UPDATED 12/11/14 @ 11:00 A.M.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: UPDATED 12/11/14 @ 11:00 A.M.

California State Parks Prepare Ahead of Significant Storm

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks is preparing for what is anticipated to be a severe storm this week by closing or restricting access to several parks, campgrounds and other park facilities.

Infested Trees to be Cut Down at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 | View PDF

As many as one-hundred (100) Torrey pines that have become mortally infested with bark beetles will be cut down at Torrey Pines State Natural Preserve beginning this month, through February 2015.

Water Hyacinth Mechanical Harvesting Begins in the Delta

Friday, December 05, 2014 | View PDF

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will begin mechanical harvesting of Water Hyacinth in parts of the Delta this morning. 

Partnership Formed to Plan the Future of McGrath State Beach

Thursday, December 04, 2014 | View PDF

The Santa Clara River Estuary Habitat Restoration, Enhancement and Campground Relocation Feasibility Study has commenced under the partnership between Wishtoyo Foundation, California State Parks and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).

Tijuana River Estuary Coastal CelebrationHonoring California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins, and State Senator Ben Hueso with Distinguished Service Awards

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | View PDF

The Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association and the National Estuarine Research Reserve Associationalong with the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, the California Coastal Commission, and the California Coastal Conservancy will honor State elected officials with Distinguished Service Awards for their tireless leadership efforts in protecting the Tijuana River Estuary and the California coast.

The 33rd Annual Victorian Feast Returning to Columbia State Historic Park for the Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | View PDF

The 33rd Annual Victorian Feast will return to Columbia State Historic Park this December, recreating an 1850’s banquet, complete with a cast of colorful characters, music and great food and wine selections.

 

California State Parks Recommends $ 1.14 Million for Local Projects

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 | View PDF

Today, California State Parks Acting Director, Lisa Ann L. Mangat announced recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration for $1.14 million in funding for three local non-motorized trail projects under the Recreational Trails Program

Point Mugu State Park Impacted By Pacific Coast Highway Closure

Monday, December 01, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks has closed several campgrounds and areas at Point Mugu State Parkthat are being impacted by a partial closure of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), due to heavy rains, debris, mud and rock slides.

California State Parks and California Tahoe Conservancy to Host Open House Meeting on Land Exchange

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks and the California Tahoe Conservancy will host an Open House Meeting on Wednesday December 3, 2014 to discuss the upcoming Dollar property—which will now be part of Burton Creek State Park—and the Rubicon property land exchange between the two agencies.

California State Parks Announces Folsom Lake State Recreation Area Concession Opportunities

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks is now accepting proposals for up to two concession contracts to develop, equip, operate and maintain snack bar and beach equipment rental facilities at the Granite Bay and Beals Point areas of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in El Dorado and Placer Counties.

Malibu’s Adamson House and Pier Decked Out for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | View PDF

On three Sundays in December, the 14th, 21st and 28th, Adamson House and the Pier in Malibu will be festively decorated in vintage style reflecting its 1930’s heritage.

COLOMA’S HISTORIC HOLIDAY HOUSES

Friday, November 21, 2014 | View PDF

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will host a weekend holiday celebration focused on the Historic Houses located in Coloma.

Damaged Historic Adobe Building Secured for the Winter

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks has secured the Ide Adobe Building in William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park with a metal and wood structure shell to protect it for the upcoming winter.

California Native American Heritage Commission and State Office of Historic Preservation Urge Protection of Native American Sites Exposed by Drought

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | View PDF

As the drought continues throughout California, complaints of vandalism and looting of Native American remains and artifacts have risen while water levels have receded in the state’s lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs.

Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park to Close to the Public for Renovations

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | View PDF

The Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park, located in Downtown Sacramento, will close to the public beginning on Thursday January 1, 2015 for an extensive renovation project.

California State Parks Offers Distance Learning Program for Shriners Hospital Patients

Thursday, November 13, 2014 | View PDF

The California State Parks award-winning “Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students” (PORTS) program will be offering a free videoconferencing presentation to patients and families on Tuesday, November 18 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Carpinteria State Beach Breaks Ground on Exciting New Improvements

Monday, November 10, 2014 | View PDF

Carpinteria State Beach has begun construction on a variety of projects to improve visitor services and expand access to park visitors.

Morro Bay State Park trailer & tent campground listed on National Register

Monday, November 10, 2014 | View PDF

The California State Office of Historic Preservation recently announced that the original Morro Bay State Park trailer and tent campground has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the California Register of Historic Resources.

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

Friday, November 07, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks will offer free admission to Veterans, as well as active and reserve military personnel in participating California State Parks on Veterans Day, Tuesday November 11, 2014.

Time Capsule Found Beneath Historic Marker at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 | View PDF

A time capsule was discovered at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park this week, and it will be opened to view the contents on Saturday November 29.

California State Historical Resources CommissionTo Consider Thirteen Properties for Action

Monday, November 03, 2014 | View PDF

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

Prescribed Burn Project at Loafer Creek Planned for October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | View PDF

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and CalFire will resume their multi-year prescribed burn at Loafer Creek, part of the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. The prescribed burn, tentatively scheduled for Thursday October 30, 2014, is part of the Vegetation Management Program (VMP), pending approvals and weather conditions.

Closure of Bidwell Canyon Low-Water Launch Ramp

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | View PDF

As of October 27, 2014, the low-water launch ramp at the Bidwell Canyon Area of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area is closed due to submerged hazards and uneven terrain making it unfeasible for the metal mats to be effective.

ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING AT CHINA CAMP STATE PARK

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | View PDF

The Friends of China Camp (FOCC) operators of China Park State Park, and California State Parks will host a public meeting to present a report on the past year’s park operations. The event will be held Saturday, November 8, at10:00 a.m. at the park’s China Camp Village, 101 Peacock Gap Trail, San Rafael, CA 94901.

California Office of Historic Preservation Awarded National Park Service Grant

Friday, October 24, 2014 | View PDF

Sacramento, CA - The California State Office of Historic Preservation has been awarded one of thirteen National Park Service grants across the country intended to increase the number of listings to the National Register of Historic Places associated with Latinos and other underrepresented communities.

Angel Island State Park Will Close to Visitors from November 3-7th

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | View PDF

ANGEL ISLAND, Calif. Angel Island State Park will close to the general public from Monday November 3 through Friday November 7, 2014 due to an island-wide road paving project.  

American River Parkway Trail Repairs at Folsom Lake SRA

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | View PDF

FOLSOM, Calif. – California State Parks will be conducting trail repair work along the American River Parkway Trail through the Negro Bar park unit.