Friends of the Salton Sea SRA and California State Parks announce another great season on the water. Our programs are designed for entry level kayakers. Prior experience is not necessary. Most p ... ... Read More
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In 2014, California State Parks turns 150 years old!
California State Parks commemorates the 1864 establishment of the first state park in the world. On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill granting 39,000 acres of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California. Never before had land been set aside to protect its natural state for the public to enjoy. This historic legislation was the beginning of not only the California State Park System, but the national park idea we know today.
Upcoming Park Events
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Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday 3:00 to 4:00pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this Reserve on their year ... ... Read More21 Dec
Torrey Pines Birders - Sunday, December 21st Join us in exploring the fascinating world of birds at Torrey Pines. Afterwards, play a game to see what can be found on our trails! For information ... ... Read More
- 27 Dec
Come out to Red Rock Canyon State Park on a chilly winter morning to participate in the Audubon Society’s 114th Christmas Bird Count! The annual count is the longest running Citizen Science survey ... ... Read More1 Jan
Time: Noon Anderson Marsh State Historic Park to hold Second Annual New Year’s Day Walk as Part of the National “First Day Hikes” Program Anderson Marsh State Historic Park will hold a fre ... ... Read More1 Jan
Thursday, January 1 at 12 noon On this 4 mile, moderate hike we venture to Cathedral Redwoods, a breath-taking and often unvisited location in our park. Taking Rincon Fire Road, we'll follow along the ... ... Read More1 Jan
Thursday, January 1 at 2 pm On this 3 to 4 mile hike, we will venture through the Fall Creek unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. We will hike along the Fall Creek Trail, exploring the riparian e ... ... Read More