Torrey Pines Whale Watchers - Tuesday, December 23rd Learn about the gentle giants and their amazing migration trek down the coast of California! Join us in spotting whales off the Guy Fleming Tra ... ... 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
23 Dec27 Dec
Come out to Red Rock Canyon State Park on a chilly winter morning to participate in the Audubon Society’s 114th Christmas Bird Count! The annual count is the longest running Citizen Science survey ... ... Read More1 Jan
Time: Noon Anderson Marsh State Historic Park to hold Second Annual New Year’s Day Walk as Part of the National “First Day Hikes” Program Anderson Marsh State Historic Park will hold a fre ... ... Read More1 Jan
Thursday, January 1 at 12 noon On this 4 mile, moderate hike we venture to Cathedral Redwoods, a breath-taking and often unvisited location in our park. Taking Rincon Fire Road, we'll follow along the ... ... Read More
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Thursday, January 1 at 2 pm On this 3 to 4 mile hike, we will venture through the Fall Creek unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. We will hike along the Fall Creek Trail, exploring the riparian e ... ... Read More1 Jan
Rejuvenate on New Year's Day by taking a family friendly trek through a state park close to home! California State Parks will sponsor free guided hikes at Saddleback Butte State Park, as part of ... ... Read More1 Jan
Celebrate the New Year with "First Day Hikes" at Saddleback Butte and Red Rock Canyon State Parks Rejuvenate by taking a family friendly trek through a state park close to home Lancaste ... ... Read More