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    What better time to enjoy state parks than summer? It can be hot, so always remember to wear shoes fit for
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  • 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.
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    Emerald Bay State Park
    A National Natural Landmark for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier
    carved granite.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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Annual Passes Available

Passes are also available for purchase at most units of the California State Park System


Upcoming Park Events

  • 23 Aug

    Stagecoach Days - The West on the Move

    The California Gold Rush brought thousands of people to San Diego. Some stayed, but many more passed through seeking their fortunes up north. This day the park will present demonstrations and activit ... ... Read More

    23 Aug

    Snakes Alive!

    Saturday, August 23 from 12-3 pm Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Old Lodge, across the street fr ... ... Read More

    23 Aug

    Critter Safari

    Friday, August 23 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm Meet at the Nature Store via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9 On this 1.5 hour leis ... ... Read More

    24 Aug

    Rancho del Oso- Wildflower Wanders

    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 10 am and 1 pm Find out what’s growing and blooming in the Waddell Valley on this approximately 1 mile hike, 1.5 hour guided walk with docent naturalist Ann Garside. She wi ... ... Read More

  • 30 Aug

    Columbia SHP - History's Mysteries

    We invite families or groups to solve an actual crime that occurred in Columbia in the 1800s. You will witness the event, interview key members to the crime and get a chance to subpoena them in court ... ... Read More



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