When : 9:00 AM Where : Lot 12, if 12 is not open, go to Lot 14. Free with paid day use or camping fees. A moderately easy walk of 1 - 2 hours long. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water, snacks, ... ... 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
8 Nov8 Nov
What: Native Literature Showcase -- Meet the Authors! Where: State Indian Museum 2618 K Street, Sacramento When: Saturday, November 8, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Free with M ... ... Read More8 Nov
Time: 1:00 pm How do artifacts give us clues to the past? Follow the archeological process from the dig to the display, and participate in hands-on activities to discover the stories told by the ... ... Read More
- 15 Nov
142nd Anniversary - Daytime Celebration and Special Sunset Event 10 am to 6 pm (no lighting) Join California State Parks and the Coastside State Parks Association for a day-long celebration of t ... ... Read More16 Nov
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 More22 Nov
What: Native American Film Festival Where: State Indian Museum 2618 K Street, Sacramento When: Saturday, November 22, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free with Museum admission: ... ... Read More