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Wildflower Season May Bring Beautiful Blooms––and Crowds––to State Parks

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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Marshall Gold Discovery SHP

Celebrate Gold Discovery Day 2019 at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Monday, January 14, 2019 | View PDF

California State Parks today announced it will celebrate James Marshall’s discovery of gold at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on Saturday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gold Discovery Day, which was first celebrated in Coloma in 1948, will take place near the reproduction of Sutter’s Sawmill. The public is also invited to the grand opening of the new museum exhibits and to join in all the festivities.


California State Parks Invites the Public to Kick-Off the New Year with a First Day Hike

Friday, December 14, 2018 | View PDF

California State Parks invites Californians and visitors from around the world to usher in 2019 in a fun and healthy way with a First Day Hike on January 1. More than 60 complimentary, guided hikes will be provided in 40-plus state parks across the state (vehicle entrance fees may apply). The hikes are part of the First Day Hikes Program organized in all 50 states and Canada aimed at encouraging people to get outdoors.


Lake Oroville SRA

Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Opens Temporary Low Water Launch Ramp at Bidwell Canyon

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | View PDF

Today, California State Parks and the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the opening of a temporary low water boat launch site at Bidwell Canyon Boat Ramp. This ramp is located within Lake Oroville State Recreation Area (Lake Oroville). The lake’s surface level is about to drop below the 665-feet elevation, which has forced the closures of the Bidwell Canyon Stage 3 Boat Ramp until the lake refills above this elevation. All of the other paved boat ramps have previously closed due to low water levels.


Anza-Borrego Desert SP, Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA, Heber Dunes SVRA, Indio Hills Palms Prop, Ocotillo Wells SVRA, Picacho SRA, Providence Mountains SRA, Red Rock Canyon SP, Salton Sea SRA

California State Parks Offers Tips for Desert State Parks this Winter Season

Thursday, December 6, 2018 | View PDF

California State Parks reminds outdoor enthusiasts to recreate safely and responsibly in desert state parks this winter season. Deserts are beautiful and exciting places, but they can also be very unpredictable and dangerous. Simple actions such as taking plenty of water and food, and knowing that cell coverage is extremely limited or non-existent can help visitors safely enjoy these iconic landscapes.  


California State Railroad Museum POI

California State Parks Moving Forward with Plans for Prized Historic Buildings in Sacramento Railyards

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | View PDF

California State Parks today announced that it will move forward with its visionary plans for two historic buildings in the Sacramento Railyards. The path is now clear for Parks to own and manage the Boiler Shop Building and the Erecting Shop as part of a larger project to revitalize the 240-acre Sacramento Downtown Railyards.



Leo Carrillo SP, Malibu Creek SP, Malibu Lagoon SB, Point Mugu SP, Robert H. Meyer Memorial SB, Topanga SP, Point Dume SB

California State Parks Reopens Several Parks Closed by the Hill and Woolsey Fires

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | View PDF

California State Parks has reopened several parks in Southern California that were closed due to the devastating Hill and Woolsey fires. Some parts of Point Mugu and Leo Carrillo state parks reopened, while other areas of the parks remain closed due to the damage caused by the Woolsey Fire. Meanwhile Malibu Lagoon and Robert H. Meyers Memorial state beaches and Topanga State Park have completely reopened.


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