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    Summer Hikes
    What better time to enjoy state parks than summer? It can be hot, so always remember to wear shoes
    fit for hiking, wear a hat for sun protection, and bring lots of water.
  • 150th Anniversary Banner
    1864 - 2014
    Commemorating 150 Years
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
    The park stretches from the Big Sur coastline into nearby 3,000-foot ridges. It features redwood,
    tan oak, madrone,chaparral, and an 80-foot waterfall that drops from granite cliffs into the ocean.
  • Emerald Bay SP Banner
    Emerald Bay State Park
    A National Natural Landmark for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier
    carved granite.
  • Bodie SHP Banner
    Bodie State Historic Park
    Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted
    streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people.
  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP Banner
    Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP
    The mixed understory includes tanoak, madrone, red alder, big leaf maple, and California bay.
    Ground cover is dense with a wide range of species.
  • Carpinteria SB Banner
    Carpinteria State Beach
    Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria State Beach offers a mile of beach for
    swimming, surf fishing, tidepool exploring and camping.
  • Heast Castle SHP Banner
    Hearst San Simeon SHM
    La Cuesta Encantada, "The Enchanted Hill" high above the ocean at San Simeon, was the creation of two
    extraordinary individuals, William Randolph Hearst and architect Julia Morgan.
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Passes are also available for purchase at most units of the California State Park System


Upcoming Park Events

  • 18 Sep

    Silver Strand SB – Campfire Program

    Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm Join us around a campfire to celebrate a special aspect of Silver Strand State Beach at these evening programs for all ages. Sing songs, play games, listen to a story, partici ... ... Read More

    19 Sep

    Friday Night Done Right

    Fridays in September at 5 pm Why join the party animals in the city when you can party with the animals in the mountains? There is some extremely wild nightlife going on up in Castle Rock, and th ... ... Read More

    20 Sep

    Twilight Hike

    Saturday, September 6 at 6:30 pm Saturday, September 13 at 6:30 pm Saturday, September 20 at 6:30 pm Join us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. Experience the turning of the day into night ... ... Read More

  • 20 Sep

    Mission Living History Program

    Saturdays from 1p.m. to 2p.m. Living history activities take place most Saturdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Activities vary and may include mission cook ... ... Read More

    20 Sep

    Int'l Coastal Clean-up Day

    Saturday, September 20, 2014 9am - 12pm Celebrated the third Saturday in September, it is the largest beach and waterway cleanup program with data collection in the world. Volunteers from around t ... ... Read More

    20 Sep

    Columbia SHP - Back to School Night 1861

    Time: 4-7pm Join us for a beautiful evening at the historic schoolhouse. During this reminiscent event, take a tour of the upstairs, sit in on a lesson taught by a docent dressed as an 1860s schoo ... ... Read More



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