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California State Parks Invites Visitors to Recreate Safely and Responsibly in 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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California State Parks Provides Tips on New Reservation System: ReserveCalifornia™ Goes Live August 1

Friday, July 28, 2017 | View PDF

California State Parks is offering the public tips on how to access the Golden State’s new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia™. Starting next Tuesday, August 1, visitors to California’s state parks will have a new platform for booking camping and lodging sites, and tours. Using the new system will be easy to plan adventures within state parks, since it is similar to booking hotels, airline tickets and other comparable services. 


2017 Boating Infrastructure Grant Available for Marina Operators

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | View PDF

Public and private marina owners can now apply for a Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) through California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW). The deadline to submit applications to DBW is Aug. 1, 2017. BIG is a competitive program open to both publicly and privately owned marinas to renovate or construct visitor docks, restrooms, gangways and dockside utility hook-ups for recreational boats 26 feet or greater in length. 


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State Parks Makes It Easier to Reserve Camping and Lodging Sites with a New Rolling Window Reservation Service

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | View PDF

The California Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that beginning Aug. 1, 2017 the reservation system will move from a block or on-sale day reservation period to a rolling window. Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.


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California State Parks Warns of Drowning Risks Before Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | View PDF

With the long holiday weekend upon us, California State Parks is alerting water enthusiasts to take life-saving precautions for themselves and their loved ones. Drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. About 10 people die from unintentional drowning every day, but it can easily be prevented by educating children and adults about water safety and lifesaving techniques.


McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial SP, Safety Tips

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park Anticipating Record Crowds This Summer: Visitors Should Plan Accordingly to Avoid Peak Hours

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | View PDF

California State Parks is experiencing record crowds at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. Located northeast of Redding, the state park has had a significant increase in day-use attendance in the last several years. The park’s main attraction, a beautiful 129-foot waterfall, is drawing visitors from all over the world. Popularity and high visitation can mean full parking lots, congested roads, busy trails, long lines and wait times for park facilities. To enhance your visiting experience, California State Parks recommends...


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California Law Enforcement Steps Up Efforts to Reduce Buzzed Boating

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | View PDF

More than 30 marine law enforcement entities across California will be out in force June 30 - July 2, looking for drunken/impaired recreational boaters. This three-day increased enforcement, known as Operation Dry Water, is a boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign carried out throughout the United States around Fourth of July, a holiday unfortunately known for drinking and boating, and deadly accidents. 



DPR Awards $16 Million in Grants for Local Park Projects

Friday, June 16, 2017 | View PDF

The California Department of Parks and Recreation today announced the selection of 25 local park projects that will receive grants totaling $16 million from the California Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program. This one-time competitive grant program provides funds for new youth soccer, baseball, softball and basketball recreation opportunities in heavily populated, low–income urban areas with a high-youth-crime and unemployment rate.  


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