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  • 150th Anniversary Banner
    1864 - 2014
    Commemorating 150 Years
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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.
  • 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

  • 31 Aug

    How to Become Invisible

    Sunday, August 31 at 10 am As we barrel down the hiking trail, we cause disturbances that ripple through the forest like a stone dropped in a pond. If we can minimize our disturbance and “tune-in” to ... ... Read More

    1 Sep

    Discover Big Basin!

    Monday, September 1 at 12 pm Saturday, September 6 at 12 pm Sunday, September 7 at 12 pm Sunday, September 14 at 12 pm Sunday, September 21 at 12 pm Sunday, September 28 at 12 pm On this 4-hour, 4-mil ... ... Read More

    1 Sep

    Redwood Loop Walk

    Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm (except only 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 27) AND Monday, September 1 at 11 am and 2 pm Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll th ... ... Read More



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