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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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Upcoming Park Events

  • 27 Sep

    Big Basin Founders' Day and Redwood Jubilee

    Celebrate our wild heritage with a melodrama, historic hikes and games for kids as we honor the Visionaries, Valued Workers and Visitors that have shaped the character of Big Basin over the past 100+ ... ... Read More

    27 Sep

    Bike and Hike the Waddell Valley

    Rancho Del Oso Nature and History Center: Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017. Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm and Labor Day. Call (831)427-2288 for mo ... ... Read More

  • 27 Sep

    San Elijo SB - Beach Clean-Up

    >> Beach Clean-up at 10:00am to begin at San Elijo Campground Main Staircase as part of the CalReycling Campaign. >> Protect Our C.O.A.S.T. program at 2:00pm at San Elijo Campfire Cent ... ... Read More

    27 Sep

    Bodie SHP - Stewardship Projects

    Time: 9:30am Bridgeport, CA, September 11, 2014: On Saturday September 27, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and California State Parks are partnering with the Bodie Foundation, Bodie Hills C ... ... Read More

    27 Sep

    Big Time

    The annual gathering of Miwok Indians to celebrate the acorn harvest. Traditional dancing and singing; Native American skills and crafts; and other Native American related events. The event hours ar ... ... Read More



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