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California’s First Maritime Heritage Trail Opens at Emerald Bay Underwater Park in Lake Tahoe

Monday, October 1, 2018

California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation are proud to debut California’s first maritime heritage underwater trail devoted to showcasing Lake Tahoe’s historic recreational watercraft and barges that now rest below the surface of Emerald Bay. Starting today, October 1, scuba divers can explore three newly revealed dive sites under Emerald Bay in addition to the Barge Dive Site established in 1998. The new Emerald Bay Maritime Heritage Trail (Emerald Bay Underwater Trail) is the first of its kind in California. 

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Kings Beach SRA, Emerald Bay SP

New Automated Pay Machines for Visitors at Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Emerald Bay State Park

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | View PDF

Lake Tahoe, Calif. – California State Parks announced today that starting this Friday, January 19, 2018, visitors will be able to conveniently pay for daily use parking fees at Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Emerald Bay State Park using automated pay machines. A total of five machines (four at Kings Beach and one at the Vikingsholm parking lot) will be accepting credit cards and cash.

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Division of Boating and Waterways

Division of Boating and Waterways Now Accepting Grant Applications for Shoreline Erosion Control and Public Beach Restoration Programs

Friday, December 22, 2017 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is accepting grant applications for shoreline erosion control projects and public beach restoration projects. The deadline to submit applications for funding in fiscal year 2019/20 is Thursday, February 1, 2018.

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Mount Diablo SP

Mount Diablo State Park Invites Visitors to “Help Make 2018 Accident Free” - Ride, Drive and Hike Safely in the New Year

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | View PDF

MOUNT DIABLO, Calif.— California State Parks invites visitors of Mount Diablo State Park (Mount Diablo) to join its New Year’s Resolution to “Help Make 2018 Accident Free.” Sharing the road, taking precautions for both cyclists and vehicles, and prioritizing safety measures can greatly enhance your visit at this popular outdoor destination.

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Angel Island SP

Public Notice: California State Parks Seeks Public Input on the Ferry Service Concession from Tiburon to Angel Island State Park

Monday, December 4, 2017 | View PDF

TIBURON, Calif. – California State Parks is holding a public meeting to solicit comments on the future of the ferry service concession providing transportation to/from Tiburon to Angel Island State Park. In an effort to better serve and enhance the visitor experience at this state park, the department is seeking public input before issuing a Request for Proposals for a new concession contract through a competitive bid process. 

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Division of Boating and Waterways

Division of Boating and Waterways Now Accepting California Boater Card Applications

Friday, December 1, 2017 | View PDF

Sacramento, Calif. – California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting applications for the California Boater Card. The card verifies that its holder has successfully taken and passed an approved boater safety education course. Once issued, the California Boater Card remains valid for an operator’s lifetime. 

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Every Adventure has a Story: Share Yours with California State Parks over the Black Friday Weekend

Monday, November 20, 2017 | View PDF

California State Parks knows that every adventure has a story and we encourage visitors to share their story this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. Continuing on 2016’s successful #InventYourAdventure campaign, this year’s edition, “Every Adventure has a Story”, asks visitors to participate by sharing the story behind their favorite state park through an Instagram photo or video.

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