Times: 6:30 on Dec. 12th & 19th and 5:30 on Dec. 14th For over thirty five years, the historic City Hotel in California's Columbia State Historic Park has celebrated the Holidays by recreati ... ... 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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Family holiday photos may be taken in Bidwell Mansion from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning beginning Nov. 30 through Dec. 22, with reservations and payment of $20 required in ... ... Read More20 Dec
Enjoy a festive walk in the famous old-growth redwoods at Big Basin with docent Karen DeMello. We'll listen to The Nutcracker Suite and imagine the forest performing the ballet along the easy, level, ... ... Read More
- 20 Dec
Time: 8:30AM Come and enjoy winter in Clear Lake State Park Saturday, December 20th with retired California State Park Ranger Val Nixon. The 2-hour walk will begin at 8:30 AM at the Visitor Cen ... ... Read More20 Dec
Time: Sat & Sun daytime FREE (2nd and 3rd weekends — Sat & Sun) Sit around a campfire drinking hot cider or coffee and join in conversations with miners as they roast chestnuts. C ... ... Read More21 Dec
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 More