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    Google Street View Treks
    Thanks to a partnership between California State Parks and Google Maps, you can now visit many of our beautiful
    parks right from your computer, tablet, or smart phone
  • Bodie State Historic Park 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.
  • Summer Hikes Banners
    Fall Hikes
    Fall is a great time to discover the beauty and variety of California State Parks - with fewer visitors and
    cooler weather.
  • Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
    Mono Lake Tufa SNR
    Mono Lake is a majestic body of water covering about 65 square miles. It is an ancient lake, over 1 million
    years old -- one of the oldest lakes in North America. It has no outlet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 25 Oct

    Columbia SHP - Ghost Tours

    Time: 3:00 pm Have you heard that there are ghosts in Columbia? Join us on the tour to find out where they lurk and the stories behind those who lived in Columbia during the Gold Rush. $10/person. ... ... Read More

    25 Oct

    Apple Festival

    Silverwood Lake SRA will be hosting an Apple Festival from 10:00am-3:00pm. Learn how to harvest apples, work an apple press, make fresh apple cider and learn about our historic apple orchard. BBQ lunc ... ... Read More

  • 25 Oct

    Fall Festival

    Harvest time has come to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park! Come and enjoy fun fall activities & crafts in the plaza for free. ... Read More

    25 Oct

    Sutter's Fort SHP -- The Haunted Fort

    What: The Haunted Fort Where: Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park 2701 L Street, Midtown, Sacramento When: October 24 & 25, 2014 Time: Event hours: 6:30 - 9 p.m. Cost: $8 per adult ... ... Read More

    25 Oct

    Doheny SB - Beach Halloween Haunt

    Time: 6:30-8:30 Don’t miss out on Doheny’s most festive event of the year! Bring your family and friends to celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe environment with good ole fashioned spookiness, ... ... Read More



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